Bridal Cake Alternatives

As you now know, my attempt at decorating a lovely wedding cake was a complete flop. So now what do we do? Well, to recount what we already have, there’s:

A Groom’s Cake





So we’ve got a lotta chocolate going on. And I’m so in love with s’mores that I’ll probably eat fifty and wind up with marshmallow all over my face. Anyway, now that we don’t have a wedding cake on the menu, I have to come up with some sort of acceptable alternative to cut and feed each other. We’ll get the iconic photos as well as placate the FMIL. Or maybe I should just call her FML? Anywhoodle. I was totally on board with something like this:



A super cute assortment of pies, all the ones I love. Pecan and apple and peach and buttermilk and you-name-it! We have $125 to go crazy with pie. Three dessert choices seems like more than enough. Plus, we can still put a very fancy-looking pie on a cake-plate and toss on our topper. That is, until I laid eyes on this baby:



A Rice Krispies cake?!? For the realz? That’s kind of the best thing ever. And it seems pretty darn simple to make; I’d just have to wrangle up containers of the right size to make the proportions look right. I’d want a circular one, of course, and most likely 2 tiers. Plus, making it is fifty trillion times easier than baking and decorating a cake. Let’s make a comparison list, shall we?


  • long time favorite
  • lots of flavor options
  • simple and cheap to buy, pretty fool-proof execution
  • big, fun impact
  • still pretty unique

Krispies Cake:

  • still looks like a cake
  • easy and cheap to make, but can still have something go wrong
  • incredibly unique; I’ve never seen this in person before

I don’t know, I’m so torn!



Mrs. Sand Dollar

Wedding Date:
September 2010
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  1. Member
    MsJeep23 1376 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:24 pm

    OMG rice krispies cake. That sounds incredible. Yum!

  2. sand dollar Member
    sand dollar 1334 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:52 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad the Krispies cake is in the lead, because I totally want to do it so bad. Unless something just goes terribly wrong, this is my plan!

  3. Member
    heather25 1959 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:25 pm

    But really…both

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