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Reception Dessert - Traditional or Modern?

Lynnie, on April 9, 2018 at 11:11 Posted in Wedding reception 0 29
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What are you serving at your reception for dessert?

Are you sticking with the traditional wedding cake? Or switching it up with alternative dessert choices?


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29 Comments

Latest activity by Kaisha, on August 1, 2018 at 20:33
  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Modern, we have not decided what we will be doing yet but we definitely will not be doing cake.

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  • Jennifer
    Frequent user January 2022 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    I don't really like cake and the whole top tier 1st year anniversary thing grosses me out. I don't want fresh cake let alone year old freezer cake, gross!!

    We will have 1 small cake for the cutting tradition but what I really want is a tower of mini cupcakes in a variety of flavours and various Italian pastries (he's Italian).
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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    Traditional wedding cake.

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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    Modern -a brunch reception so no cake!
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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Neither me or my FH love cake so we will probably go with cup cakes.

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  • Cathrine
    Devoted April 2018 Ontario
    Cathrine ·
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    Our dinner comes with a dessert but we are doing cake with our late night service, in addition to popcorn and cotton candy.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Not doing the traditional cake. We may do a tier or two (I kind of want the top tier for the 1 year), and I like the tradition of the cake cutting (no face smashing). However we are having a s'mores bar, and probably a few flavours of mini cupcakes.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·
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    We had a traditional wedding cake!

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Modern since I don't really like cake.

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  • Jason
    Curious September 2018 Alberta
    Jason ·
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    Custom donuts for all!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Modern. I honestly can't remember the wedding cake at any of the weddings I've attended. PLUS, I can't imagine spending that much on a cake when our venue includes dessert.

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  • Lyla
    Devoted July 2018 Alberta
    Lyla ·
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    I personally dislike wedding cake and fondant, I’m not big on sweets and neither is my fiancé. So instead of a huge cake, we’re going with a small personalize 8” cake, 130 cupcakes, and 130 cheesecake squares offered by our caterer Smiley smile
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Modernish, dinner comes with dessert so just going to eat that instead

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  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
    Mandy ·
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    At our venue with dinner comes dessert so we will do a cake for us to cut and that is it.
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  • Ashley
    Frequent user October 2021 Manitoba
    Ashley ·
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    More modern I guess our venue serves dessert as part of the package but we will still have a wedding cake for us to cut and eat ourselves and we are going to do a candy bar.
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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    We are doing a dessert table instead. We will do cupcakes, French macaroons, cake pops, Sugarfina candies etc. It’s not cheaper then a cake, but I like variety... and the way it looks haha
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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·
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    Traditional for us! A cake alllllll the way Smiley smile

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    I didn't want to do the traditional but it might be ab it of both. Cake for the parents and then diff rustic style deserts

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  • Candice
    Curious October 2018 Alberta
    Candice ·
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    We are doing a small cake for the cake cutting and cake pops for the guests. There is also going to be a donut wall as well as homemade butter tarts. I feel like the cost of a three tier traditional cake is not worth it!

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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Traditional - but our cake is strawberry shortcake. So it’s not a cake everyone would expect... and it’s soooooo good!!
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Modern. We are going to have a small cake because we have a family member that does wedding cakes and offered to do ours for free so free is always better. But we are going to have a large assortment of treats and desserts for the guest since the cake may only serve 50 people.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Modern. We’re skipping the cake and just going with what the venue has for dessert.

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  • Chloe
    Super May 2018 Ontario
    Chloe ·
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    Modern. Neither of us like cake all that much, so it seemed like an unnecessary expense. So we are doing a pie table! And I’m also asking my grandmas to bake some chocolate chip cookies.
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Modern; We'll be skipping the cake and offering desserts from our venue.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Both! Our cake is a peacock, and there will be cupcakes as a tail. Catering also provides a small desert before hand

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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    We’re having a small cake made to cut and then serving cupcakes. We also have dessert included in our catering package so we are thinking of doing pies as well.
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Both!

    Small 2 tier cake up top a display for cutting and keeping and then a variety of sweets and treats under for the guests to enjoy!

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  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
    Tatiana ·
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    Going with a cake so traditional

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  • K
    Expert September 2018 British Columbia
    Kim ·
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    We're going the cupcake route, so closer to modern than traditional.

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