This vs That, Wedding Decisions with Kelly McWilliams

Wedding Decisions: Wedding Cake vs Alternative Desserts

February 16, 2021 Kelly A McWilliams Season 2 Episode 2
This vs That, Wedding Decisions with Kelly McWilliams
Wedding Decisions: Wedding Cake vs Alternative Desserts
Show Notes

Give me cake with filling, skip the icing.  That is my order. But if I had an option... I would go for creme brulee or a key lime tart. Baker friends, please don't disown me. After +19 years of planning weddings I have seen wedding cakes go from being the main attraction to disappearing with the trend of a candy or cookie table. Once that trend died it went to cupcakes. And then Megan & Harry got married and the 3 cake wedding cake was all the rage.  But do you know what we're seeing now? Statement wedding cakes are back on the rise  but they're not standing alone. Enter the mini desserts!

So in this episode we not only do this vs that but we also talk about:

  • Why cakes cost more than you think
  • How you could display your cake in the room (the size of the table) and NOT SHOVE IT IN A CORNER OR AGAINST AN UGLY WALL NEXT TO THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
  • Alternative options for desserts
  • Who should decorate the cake when there are fresh flowers to be added
  • When you should reach out to cake bakers/artists
  • Learn what makes a cake. The difference between a tier, a layer, a filling and an icing.
  • Buttercream, Fondant, Ganache, Whipped Cream - these are the outsides that you'll learn about.


Lexie loves cake! She grew up baking with her grandma and fell in love with the art and design that goes into custom cakes. She graduated top of her class from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, and then went on to study art, sculpture, jewelry, and floral design; which all play a crucial component in her ability to create anything out of sugar! She opened Sweetified in Southwest Florida in 2015 and has been featured on television competitions and even won the prize of making celebrity chef Cat Cora's wedding cake!

For more about wedding cakes, check out my blog post on 4 ways to serve your wedding cake!

Places to go and People to see:

Website: http://www.kellymcwilliams.com

Instagram: @kellyamcwilliams @thisvsthatweddingpodcast

Website: sweetified.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetified.cakes/

Previous Podcast Episodes: https://thisvsthatweddingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/