Junebug’s Favorite Wedding Ideas – Pies and Tarts as Wedding Cake Alternative

July 12, 2011 | editorial team

Another favorite idea, originally featured on November 30, 2008, is serving pies and tarts as wedding cake alternatives! Such a creative and delicious option if pie is your personal dessert of choice…

In honor of today being the day after election day, I’m thinking about something near and dear to our country’s heart, something with history and home town goodness, something very, very American, pie!

When it comes to weddings, there’s no rule that says you must have a traditional wedding cake. If pies and tarts are your favorite desserts, why not serve them instead? A table loaded with a selection of fresh berry, fruit, nut, or cream pies will delight your guests and bring your personality to forefront. Find pretty cake stands and platters to create your display, make lovely labels telling guests about their options, offer whipped cream, ice cream or candied nuts to add as toppings, and send guests home with recipe card favors detailing your favorite family pie recipe. Yum!

pies and tarts as wedding cake alternatives
Top row: Image by Delicious Days

Second row: Peach tart with black pepper ice cream images by Keiko Oikawa of Nordljus

Third row: Deep dish pecan pie image by Matt Armendariz of MattBites.com, Pies from MarthaStewart.com

Fourth row: Mini pecan pie wedding favors and cherry pie wedding favors from MarthaStewart.com

Fifth row: Rosanna large 12-inch pedestal and small 9-inch pedestal cake stands and Goldbrush cream cake stand

Sixth row: Signature Now & Then 9-inch cake stand, Nigella Lawson light blue cake stand and Danica/Now Designs pink cake stand

Seventh row: Ivory eyelet pedestal cake plate stand, Spode blue Italian 11-inch footed cake plate and lacy white pedestal cake stand

Eighth row: 22-inch, 14-inch and 18-inch clear cake stands with domes

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  1. Not everybody loves cake! Pies and tarts are fabulous alternatives and the cake plates, platters, and stands can offer such a gorgeous presentation with color, height and dimension!

  2. Foods look so yummy!!!!!!

  3. What’s a wedding without the most amazing wedding cake? I looked the ideas and all the pictures. Great job!

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