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Ann’s shows you how to create an affordable, stylish dessert buffet your guests will find absolutely delectable!  So, if you are looking for fun wedding cake ideas, we have some great alternatives for you.

1. It’s all about variety and presentation. Ask close friends and family members to bake different desserts for an affordable way to supply your dessert buffet. Also, keep an eye out for cheap ways to display those treats. Cake stands, shiny new cookie pans and glass vases for creating “shelving” are all great ways to add dimension and creativity.

2. Cupcakes are a huge trend right now! Add a little sparkle to yours with silver-tone Cupcake Picks from Ann’s.

3. If you include pies or smaller wedding cakes in your display, choose this beautiful Heart-Handled Serving Set for serving your guests. If your dessert buffet is a large table of small cakes and pies, consider ordering two serving sets and place one at each end.

4. Incorporate your wedding theme into your dessert table. The wire cornucopia filled with cookies (shown above) is a nice touch for an autumn wedding reception.

5. Napkins are a necessity for any dessert buffet. Ann’s offers Personalized Wedding Napkins in a variety of colors. They’re super cute and cheap — you can’t go wrong!

6. This homemade creation oozes with tasty goodness. Make sure the desserts you choose reflect the style of your event, whether its classic country or city chic.

7. Satin and chiffon bows add soft romance to this Simply Sweet Serving Set, meant to grace your dessert table.

8. Marshmallows are an inexpensive treat that you can dress up with all kinds of chocolaty goodness and colorful sprinkles. Check out OurBestBites.com for some easy instructions and creative ideas.

9. Cheesecake is a delicious choice for your dessert buffet that offers tremendous flavor and chic style! Choose several kinds to satisfy the craving of any guest.

We’ve got sweet tips to help you save on your wedding cake, wedding cake decorations and wedding cake accessories.

Wedding Cake with Flowers

Photograph provided by Creative Cakes via GetMarried.com

1. Want the look of several layers, but don’t want to pay the price? Ask the baker to decorate one or more false tiers.


2. Hand-constructed, floral wedding cake decorations are expensive. Decorate with fresh flowers or fruits instead. This fresh look complements wedding reception decorations for any season beautifully!


3. Are there any culinary arts schools near you? See if you can enlist the students to create a wedding cake for a fraction of the typical cost.


4. Don’t spend too much on your wedding cake topper. Cheap wedding cake toppers that still look great are out there!


5. If you’re confident in your baking skills but don’t want to tackle the wedding cake decorations, ask your baker to decorate a cake you provide.


6. Serving sets can get pricey, but you can find a quality wedding cake server set that doesn’t put a dent in your budget.


7. Try a less expensive alternative to wedding cake. Cupcakes, pies, pastries and even candy bars are quickly becoming a hot new trend in today’s weddings.  We have recently added our Double Heart Cupcake Picks to dress up an array of cupcakes – how fun!


8. Ask around your local community for an at-home specialty baker. You might find a local person that creates specialty cakes on the side for a very reasonable price.


9. Opt for butter cream frosting or a similar inexpensive option. Marzipan and fondant icing are often used for elaborate wedding cake decorations, which are considerably higher in price.


10. It’s cheap to be square — square wedding cakes yield more slices than round ones.


P.S. If you plan to do a groom’s cake, check out this hilarious Ball and Chain” cake topper!