10 Alternatives to Wedding Cake


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Festival Fare
Spun sugar is as sweet as your first kiss as husband and wife.
Spun sugar is as sweet as your first kiss as husband and wife.
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Sure, a wedding is a serious time with all the vows and 'til-death-do-you-parts, but it can be a spectacle and a festival, too. Part of the appeal is mixing the formality of the ceremony with a hopping reception! If you choose to go this route, basic carnival classics like corn dogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy and caramel apples are a must, but you can posh things up with snow cones flavored with fruit liqueurs or frozen bananas dipped in gourmet chocolate. How far down the black-tie carnival rabbit hole you want to go is up to you, but deep-fried candy bars served on bone china with a fine cognac sound like a great idea to us.