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Don't like wedding cake - doing a brownie sundae bar

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#21 FutureMoreno

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    Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:56 PM

    Great idea! I am also a fan of cupcakes instead of a wedding cake!

    #22 Christy335

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      Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:06 AM

      Originally Posted by TA Maureen
      I don't think you have to have a wedding cake out of tradition or worry about people's reactions. However, I would be worried about 2 things:
      1. What Abbie mentioned. Any chocolate dessert I have had in Jamaica has not really tasted as good or as chocolatey as what I am used to. You may need to bring your chef boxes of Betty Crocker mix.
      2. How will you keep the ice cream cold while guests are lining up to make their sundae? I would just make sure your venue has something suitable for this.
      This thread did make me want a brownie sundae though!
      Maureen - I agree about bringing my own brownie mix. I think I will definitely do that! (Although, I really wish I could get my favorite brownie's from a restaurant in Houston delivered to Jamaica!) Also, I thought about the whole keeping the ice cream cold thing. I'm thinking dry ice (which would make a very cool visual effect) under the ice cream buckets. Or I thought about getting some of those big silver ice-cream-maker-bowl-thingies (yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the technical term) that have dry ice in the inside insulation part and then the ice cream in the bowl part.

      And my resort is very accommodating! My fiance has a very odd request (I'm sure I'll post a thread about it eventually) to make a platform that extends into the water for the ceremony and the resort said they would build it or find someone to build it for us. So I'm hoping they can/will find a way to make this work too!

      Anyone in Austin, TX who feels like going out for a brownie sundae sometime soon? I'm seriously fiending for one now!

      #23 Geralyn

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        Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:10 AM

        I love homemade cake but am not a huge fan of wedding/bakery cakes...so the cake was not really a big deal to me. We just got the free one that came with our package. I say you should do whatever you want...traditional...nontraditional whatever! It's your day...do what makes you happy...someone is always going to have something to say so do what you and FI want and don't worry about it

        #24 frazali

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          Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:12 PM

          A brownie sundae bar sounds amazingly perfect! Brownies are my favorite dessert , and a la mode makes everything better anyway.

          I like the idea of bringing the boxes with you to make sure they're what you want.

          #25 marise

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            Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:50 AM

            I have gone to 4 weddings this year and as much as I've enjoyed the wedding cakes (don't get me wrong they were all tasty) the idea of having something different and fun like a sundae bar is so awesome! I say go for it!

            #26 jenninjamaica

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              Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:17 AM

              I love dessert buffets at weddings!!! So I say go for it! But I agree with the others that chocolate tastes different in Jamaica, so you might want to bring your own mix!!! Or maybe bring a recipe for the chef to use!

              #27 heartbeat

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                Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:26 PM

                brownies sound great!!! it's your wedding do what you want....

                #28 shan13

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                  Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:28 PM

                  Definitely do your brownie sundae bar! I would love it as a guest....

                  FI like you doesn't like cake at all..(his mom still buys him one every year)..lol..so our WC in Vegas is having the baker do a tiered cheesecake for us!!! We will have strawberry (his fave), plain & chocolate for me!!!

                  Our AHR will have the tiered cupcakes!!!

                  #29 PetitRouge

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                    Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:00 PM

                    Wow well..
                    i like this brownie sundae idea as well as all the other suggestions. I was thinking of having a wedding cake however now i am not sure:) I have not actually attended that many weddings so i am no expert on wedding cake!
                    i am also starting toward the little cupcake idea and the flavors suggested Marie sam sounded delicious! so many choices so little time...

                    #30 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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                      Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:28 PM

                      My friend had a huge brownie station at her wedding and it was fine! No one really missed the whole wedding cake thing.

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