Take the Cake: A Sweet Twist on Wedding Tradition

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A wedding dessert by any other name is just as sweet, so why not take a break from post-dinner cake-cutting? Instead, opt for something a little more playful. Local purveyors of sugary and baked goods have a bevy of options for your friends and family to enjoy, meaning you can mix and match smaller options, or stock up on one key item.


POPtions!’s Over The Top, Poppy Chow and Saigon Cinnamon popcorn give your guests options for their after-dinner sweets.

No matter what wedding theme or mood you choose, there’s a sophisticated cake alternative for you.


For an unconventional brunch wedding, skip cake and feature Bridge Bread’s cinnamon rolls as a centerpiece.

Display a spray of delicate and understated cotton candy or satisfy your guests with substantial hand pies, all in colors that fit your day to a tee. Plus, those with food allergies need not be left out when a full spread is on hand.


Make pies mobile with Whisk: A Sustainable Bakery’s cherry pop tartlets.

If there’s a wedding food tradition you must stick with, may we suggest that it’s just as delicious to lovingly smear cinnamon roll icing across your new spouse’s face as it is to smudge cake frosting across their cheek.


La Patisserie Chouquette’s Amoretti and Congolais cookies create a sophisticated spread.


Cloud Nine’s cotton candy adds whimsy to your day in caramel + vanilla, strawberry and pink vanilla, among other flavors.

This story originally appeared in ALIVE Wedding.

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