10 Alternatives to Wedding Cake


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Assortment of Pies
If you really want to diversify the dessert options at your reception, serve pie instead of cake.
If you really want to diversify the dessert options at your reception, serve pie instead of cake.
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Even the pickiest eater is bound to favor at least a few flavors of pies with their ooey-gooey fillings and flaky crusts. Whether you choose to enlist the help of a bakery or a few trusted friends in the production of your reception's desserts, it's easy to tailor these baked sweets to your wedding's particular season and theme. For example, you can offer fruit-filled options representing the season you wed, with peach, blueberry and key lime dishes for summer weddings. Receptions held during the cooler months are the perfect venues for apple, chocolate or pecan pies, all of which are rich, filling and delicious cold-weather favorites. Provide whipped topping or ice cream as appropriate and leave your guests to mull the merits of each delicious option.