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!

What should I do, hive? Help me pick!

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Mrs. Sand Dollar

Wedding Date:
September 2010

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    Alaynah Boyd, Guest @ 5:24 pm

    Both are such great ideas! And I love that both arent too expensive. I think the pie would be the more general crowd pleaser but the rice krispies looked so cool and are really unique, I think I would try them!

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:42 pm

    MMMM Rice Krispy treats!!! The only thing I like more about the pie bar is that there is more variety in case people don’t like them. But I absolutely adore rice krispy treats, so I wouldn’t mind not having variety! :)

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    aunt pol 1519 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:21 pm

    I think both works. God knows the Rice Krispies cake is really not gonna be expensive.

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    plaid 769 posts, Busy bee @ 6:34 pm

    I totally vote for the Rice Krispies cake. Love it! I laid my eyes on that pic a couple months ago and have been in lust ever since!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:57 pm

    I’m not gonna lie, I voted for Rice Krispie because I love them! I think the pies would give more variety to your guest though.

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    marieta 339 posts, Helper bee @ 8:56 pm

    The rice krispies cake sounds awesome. Looks awesome, too. Very different. (And yum.) But I think overall people will probably like pie (and variety) better. I love rice krispie treats, but not everyone does.

    I agree if it’s possible to do both, that would be super cool.

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:47 pm

    I voted for pie. I think it’s more fun with all the flavors and you can dress the pie bar up more!

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    SusieQ, Guest @ 11:56 pm

    My cousin had a Rice Krispie cake at her wedding last year. The layers were so thick (well, not that thick, just as thick as a regular wedding cake) that it was RIDICULOUSLY hard to cut and serve. But it tasted SOOOO good.

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    SusieQ, Guest @ 11:59 pm

    So maybe a Rice Krispie cake that has several thin layers instead of two thick ones would be easier to cut?… I don’t know…

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    MissKimchi 130 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:34 am

    I say pie bar…or and i think another poster said it. Cheesecake!!!! NOM NOM NOM…love me some cheesecake!!! :)

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    MsJeep23 1376 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:24 pm

    OMG rice krispies cake. That sounds incredible. Yum!

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    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!

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    heather25 1958 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:25 pm

    But really…both

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