Aisle Style . Food
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Let Them Eat—Something Besides Cake
Have some fun. Do something different.
Perhaps you prefer pie. Maybe you’re an ice cream person. No matter what your sweet tooth favors, there’s a dessert sure to have your wedding guests taking seconds—and it doesn’t have to be cake.
Many reception venues offer dessert buffets with slices of cake, pieces of pie, chocolate-dipped strawberries, petits fours, truffles, and cookies. Some facilities will even have a cook on hand to make Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster. (No one forgets any party that features flaming desserts.)
Lauren Petrick of Sweet-N-Sassy Cupcakes in Newark plans to feature a cupcake stand full of the store’s confections at her wedding. “Banana cream is my favorite flavor, but I’ll have a variety,” says Petrick.
Dolce in Milford will also prepare cupcake trays. Or you can choose platters with squares of the bakery’s rich Philadelphia butter cake, brownies and strawberry granola. “People love small bites,” says owner Chuck Stanko.
Woodside Farms Creamery in Hockessin caters its delicious ice creams at receptions. Lisa Kopolovic, manager of the Cold Stone Creamery in Newark, says her staff often takes a cold stone to parties and creates unique treats. They also make pretty ice cream cakes.
Lindsay Scarborough of Wilmington served a three-tiered doughnut cake with a bobblehead topper during her reception.
“My husband and I don’t like cake, but we like doughnuts,” says Scarborough. “Plus, we’re goofy and thought a black-tie ballroom wedding for 250 needed donuts and bobbleheads to tone it down.” —Katie Ginder-Vogel
Don't want heavy food to weigh you down on your wedding day? Continue to page 3 for some healthy alternatives.