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Okay, I like a good piece of cake just as much as the next person… but it’s not really my “thing.” I’m not one to order dessert at a restaurant or curl up on the couch with a bowl of ice cream after dinner. Maybe it’s the calorie counter inside of me, but it’s never been one of my favorite treats. (In other words, I’d much rather have a nice glass of wine or fruity beer…)

Anyway, I never dreamed of a tiered wedding cake with ornate edible designs. I knew from the beginning of the wedding planning process that I wanted to serve my guests cupcakes, pie, truffles, chocolate chip cookies….maybe some cake. It did not begin as a cost cutting measure, but then I realized just how budget savvy a dessert table really could be!

My inspiration:

[These pictures were randomly collected – If you know where they’re from, please let me know!]

Don’t get me wrong, I will still have a small cake to cut and to hold a cake topper, but I think the variety of a dessert table not only looks great… but tastes pretty amazing too. And, when I decide on the small cake that my groom and I can cut on our big day, this will sit atop it:

My first ETSY purchase!

What are you serving your guests for dessert?

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • http://miiller.com Janine

    My caterer was a family friend that makes the best chocolate mint waffles you've ever tasted…so when we chose her to cater our wedding lunch – it was a no brainer that chocolate mint waffles with chocolate mint ice cream and chocolate sauce would be centre stage. BUT my new husband is allergic to dairy and misses the ice cream cakes he used to have before his allergy developed so I secretly also got a sorbetto cake! It was fun to see 3 waffle makers churning out fresh waffles for our guests and the surprise "ice cream" cake was a big hit too.

  • Claire

    I totally get you! Cake has never been my "thing" either, so we're not going to make it the focus of our wedding sweets! Three cheers for bucking tradition and getting some more variety onto the wedding dessert table!

  • RAchel

    What etsy seller is the cake topper from?

    • http://www.krystalskitsch.com Krystal

      OrangeCrushSeattle!

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  • Angela

    I love the idea of a dessert bar! I am planning on an ice cream/candy bar at mine…but this is a great cake alternative!

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