Hi everyone! My fiancé and I still have plenty of time to figure out what we’d like to do for our cake and search for vendors, but we’d like to start coming up with ideas. It’s been a little challenging, because neither of us like buttercream icing or fondant! It’s waaay too sweet for our taste, in fact we’re not big fans of icing in general unless it’s whipped cream icing (there’s a specific kind I make that he loves). Our wedding will be indoors, would something like that stand up okay? Or if not, what are some other ideas? We might be interested in the possibility of a naked cake but I wanted to ask on here and get some other opinions. Thanks in advance!
I think that a whipped icing cake would be okay because it probably wouldn't sit out the entire wedding right?
I think whipped cream icing will hold up okay indoors as long as it is cool. I make a whipped cream/ cream cheese icing that tastes like cheese cake that holds up better than normal whipped cream icing and is not super sweet like butter cream. If you use whipped cream icing I would keep the cake in the refrigerator until its time to cut and serve the cake or you can partially freeze the cake.
A naked cake would be great and you could also do fruit fillings or jams. A lot of brides are going non traditional with cheesecake, donuts, and pies. Also you could do just a small cutting cake that you two like and a variety of cupcakes that your guest would like.
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That’s good to know! The icing that I make is also a whipped cream/cream cheese mix, it’s super tasty. If that’s what we decide to do, I’ll remember that it needs to stay cool. Thanks!
Stabilized whipped cream frosting works fine and will not melt. If it does, it's not made correctly. Ask your baker if they will use your recipe. Some will, some won't and many bakers are very accommodating if you ask. If the icing is the only thing you're changing, then it makes no sense to me to serve a completely different dessert unless you hate the cake itself.
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My new hubby and I aren’t big fans of cake but wanted the tradition and cake cutting photos. We opted for a private baker to make a delicious cake which I had the staff cut into small cake to go boxes that guests took home and we catered in an ice cream vendor. Let me tell you, when I announced there was ice cream, you had never seen people move so fast. And ALL the cake was gone too. Both options were more affordable than you might think. My suggestion is spend the money on what you want!
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We are considering alternatives, although not necessarily a dessert bar. We did want to do the cake cutting, so it’s a possibility we’d just get (or maybe make!) something small for the two of us and then do donuts or something similar for everyone else.