Not really a cake lover? Me neither. If given the choice between a brownie or a slice of cake, I’ll go straight to the brownie most every time. And then I’ll go back and eat the slice of cake, because nobody else has eaten it yet, and I don’t believe in being wasteful with dessert.
But seriously now, what does that mean when it comes to a wedding? Do you get the traditional cake, and do the cute cake-cutting thing, and hope to God everybody likes cake, otherwise you’ll have two tiers of buttercream frosting sitting in your freezer teasing you until the honeymoon stage of your marriage has been completely overshadowed by its presence? I agree, it sounds awesome, but Chris and I decided to go another route.
This past weekend we ventured to Buttercream Cakes & Desserts in St. Paul and had ourselves a true “cake-testing” extravaganza. The friendly employees welcomed us with about eight cake flavors and several mini dessert options for our sampling. I’ve got to say, for not being a real “cake fanatic” this was one of my favorite experiences of the whole wedding planning process. It was stress-free good ole-fashioned gluttony and we enjoyed every second of it.
We went into it knowing we most likely weren’t going to do a large cake, and opted instead for a series of mini-dessert options for our guests. Since I’m terrible at secrets and have a huge sweet tooth, I’ll fill you in on what we decided:
+ Chocolate dipped macaroons (a gluten-free option)
+ Mini-cheesecakes (raspberry and a few key lime for Chris)
+ A chocolate bar thingy that apparently has caramel, and nuts as well (dibs!)
But, there was a sentimental part of me that still craved the cheesy-romantic cake-cutting moment. So we decided to get a little 8-inch marble cake with a layer of raspberry filling, which will cost us around $40 and will serve about 12 people as well. This way we’ll get our cake, and eat our desserts too (sorry, but I just couldn’t help myself).