Dessert Dilemma

Posted by poppy on Apr 21, 2011

Life is uncertain.  Eat dessert first.  ~Ernestine Ulmer

It’s no secret with my friends and family that I am a fan of dessert! After my dress this was the next item on my list…my initial thoughts were to do many different varieties of sweet treats – a dessert bar.

Beautiful, no? I just wanted a smaller cake that Mr. Poppy and would cut for tradition’s sake. Surrounding the cake would be colorful, delicious desserts on a variety of beautiful dishes. After all, we eat with our eyes…that’s half the fun right? I was really excited about my dessert display. It would be something different that totally fit with out country “home-made” vibe for the reception.

To make a long story short – Mr. Poppy was NOT impressed. He explained to me that his favorite part of any wedding was the cake. If our guests were deprived that, there would be an angry mob – and our cake eaten, the rest of the dessert thrown in rage. Now I’m exaggerating a little, but he was upset.

After many discussions about what this would entail, Mr. Poppy indulged me and let my go ahead with the idea…it’s almost as if he knew what was in store!

We went in to a local vendor for a taste test. Everything was wonderful! Variety, something that everyone would like – I was so excited to see my vision slowly become a reality and for other people to jump on board.

Unfortunately, that was put to a quick halt when we got a quote. I had a great idea, but it came at a great cost. Something which was NOT in our tight budget!

Our solution was to combine cake and a great display.

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The tiered wedding cake will be surrounded by a variety of 8″ round cakes. This way Mr. Poppy can have his cake…and the guests can eat it too. I get a fun display that showcases some family dishes.

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Everybody’s happy – not to mention to variety of flavors! We chose a white wedding cake for the tiered cake and and a few of the rounds. The round cakes will also be carrot cake, strawberry, lemon, & marble. The groom’s cake will be German chocolate.

It was odd to stress ABOUT desserts normally this quote totally describes me –

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.  Coincidence?  I think not!  ~Author Unknown

What’s for dessert at your wedding? Any great display ideas?