Local Alternatives to Wedding Cakes

While the traditional tiered wedding cake is still very popular, many brides and grooms share a love for a different type of dessert. By thinking outside of the (cake) box, your guests can get a taste of who you are as a brand new couple. Below are a few of our favorite local alternatives.

Donuts—Everyone’s favorite sweet breakfast also doubles as a dessert. With a variety of flavors, you can please any wedding guest with this cost-effective alternative. We recommend: The Fifth Street–based Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts has mastered the art of this sugary confection. For large orders (such as weddings) you can pre-order through their website: www.mamacrockets.com. Or, couples with larger budgets could take things a step further by booking one of their trucks.

Cupcakes—Cupcakes are a delicate nod to the classic wedding cake, but allow couples to play around with variation. We recommend: Mrs. Joy’s Absolutely Fabulous Treats in Downtown Lynchburg has received national attention and is a fan favorite for their cupcake creations. They have flavors ranging from raspberry to chocolate brownie to peanut butter and banana—and any other combinations you desire! Book them on their Facebook page.

Pies—Nothing makes people feel like they are a part of the family like a delicious piece of pie. Slice up and serve a variety of flavors to satisfy every craving in your crowd. We recommend: Chestnut Hill Bakery is a Lynchburg staple with 50 years of experience creating these tasty desserts. Their pies are truly showstoppers. Popular flavors include: cherry crumb, German chocolate, apple crumb, pecan and much more. Give them a call to pre-order for your wedding: (434) 239-8205.

Ice Cream Sandwiches—These classic treats are a popular choice for guests of all ages and are especially fitting for warm weather weddings. You’ll have your guests lining up for seconds or even thirds, no doubt.

We recommend: Rookie’s in Forest has perfected the art of the ice cream sandwich, providing fresh baked cookies paired with Homestead Creamery ice cream. Book their 1961 vintage trailer to take your wedding back in time. It gets better—they even provide 6 oz. glass bottles to send home with your guests, including milk for a toast! If you are on a budget, however, save money by having them cater without the trailer. Make your arrangements on their website: www.eatatrookies.co.

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