by Louis Gervais / In Tips & Advice
While brides and grooms continue to don traditional wedding gowns and tuxedos, there is a definite trend toward less formal ceremonies and receptions. Today’s newlyweds are opting for alternative and even unconventional ways to celebrate their nuptials. Many of yesterday’s traditions are being replaced with fun and unique menu items and décor. The wedding cake is one of the casualties of this new trend. Check out Chef Louis’ unique alternatives to the traditional Wedding Cake for 2017:
Chef Louis’ Wedding Cake alternatives for 2017:
Bite-size dessert buffet
A bite-size dessert buffet has become a popular choice for many couples over the past few years. Instead of deciding on one flavour for their wedding cake, couples can select a variety of dessert options to offer their guests. Displayed on a buffet table or presented on a platter at each table, this option offers variety and can accommodate guests with dietary restrictions and preferences including gluten-free and vegan diets. Check out our bite-size dessert menu.
Ice Cream Cart
Food trucks and hand crafted ice cream are two of the biggest trends in food today. Not surprising that many couples are opting to combine these two great culinary options at their weddings. Couples book an Ice Cream truck or cart to drop by after dinner with an assortment of handcrafted ice cream flavours – on a hot summer night this is a fabulous alternative to the traditional wedding cake.
Artfully decorated and beautifully displayed cupcakes can be every bit as stunning as a traditional wedding cake. They can be arranged on tiered platters or presented solo on a tiny pedestal or plate. Cupcakes can be elegant and sophisticated or fun and outrageous and there is an endless list of the flavours available from Lemon Sponge with Lavender Honey Drizzle to Chocolate Ganache with Salted Caramel Butter Cream.
Who doesn’t love gummy bears? These delicious morsels now come in all shapes, sizes and flavours and can be customized to fit any wedding theme. Some unique flavour options include: sour cukes, black licorice, and ginger beer.