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5 Delicious Edible Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Edible Strawberry Centerpiece

“Killing two birds with one stone” can save you a time and money while planning your wedding, so perhaps you should consider edible wedding centerpieces!  They are a perfect for food-lovers, and work exceptionally well with family-style dinners. With the following 5 ideas, you can easily incorporate your wedding menu right into your wedding decor.

Small Square Cakes for Centerpieces
8 Inch Round Cake by Oakmont Bakery

1.) Small Wedding Cakes - Skip the traditional cake table, and use smaller, beautifully decorated cakes as your centerpieces instead.  All bakeries that provide stunning wedding cakes, like Oakmont Bakery in Pittsburgh, PA, are able to provide smaller cakes that are just as appealing as the large versions.  Placed on a decorative cake stand, these can really make an impact.  You can even go as far as having cake toppers on each one. Servers are able to slice the cake before your guests and serve everyone at the table.  You may  want to consider having mutiple cakes in different flavors to please the tastes of all your guests.

Cupcakes Tiers as Centerpiece


Chocolate Cupcakes from Dozen Bake Shop

2.) Cupcake Tiers – One of the biggest trends from the last couple years, has been to replace the traditional wedding cake with large tiers of cupcakes.  You can use smaller versions for the center of your tables.  Cupcakes, like these chocolate ones from Dozen Bake Shop, allow you to have multiple flavors and ease in serving – eliminating some venue’s cake cutting fees.  Embellished with flowers or garlands, cupcake tiers are equally tasty and beautiful for table decor.

Cheesecake Squares for Weddings
Apple Pie for Centerpiece

3) Pies or Cheesecakes – In today’s wedding world, anything goes, so why not serve cheesecake or pie in place of the traditional cake? These can also be placed on cake stands for delicious centerpieces. Smaller, individiual pies or cheesecakes can also be served like cupcakes.  This is a great way to surprise your guests, and make your wedding truly your own.

Fruit Bouquet

4) Fruit Bouquets – Arrangements of fruit can double as centerpieces and hors d’ouerves; just be sure to leave a note inviting your guests to eat them.  Edible Arrangements has been specializing in these sweet bouquets since 1999.  With over 1,000 stores worldwide, and the ability to order bouquets online, getting these for centerpieces will be easy.  Each bouquet can be specialized to include chocolate-covered apples, pineapples, bananas and more.  Fruit bouquets are great centerpieces especially for a casual, outdoor summer wedding.

Brie Wedding “Cake”

5.) Cheese and Crackers - Cheese and crackers are a quintessential wedding hors d’ouerves.  Serve them on decorative stands or platters, and you have an unexpected centerpiece.  Crackers can be served on the stand, or on pre-set plates at each seat.

Whether sweet or savory treats, edible centerpieces are an easy way to surprise your guests, and check the centerpiece decor off your wedding to-do list.

What would you use for an edible wedding centerpiece?  Share your ideas in the comments below!

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Comments (3)

Alice Van
December 9, 2011

Are edible centerpieces typically a bigger expense in your wedding budget than regular centerpieces?

December 9, 2011

I love the idea of using fruit bouquets, but those can get really expensive, can’t they?

December 9, 2011

The overall budget cost for edible centerpieces really depends on what you want to use. Keep in mind that you are rolling the cost for centerpiece and dessert into one. Instead of paying a couple thousand dollars for a wedding cake, and then spending money at a florist for centerpieces, you’re spending one amount on both. I’d suggest contacting a local bakery for pricing, and your local florist, and doing the math before making a final decision.


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