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Wedding Cakes vs. Dessert Bar

Cakes are v expensive and honestly so many people are moving towards dessert tables now. If you still want to do the cake cutting portion of the wedding, a lot of couples are now just getting a small cake (still will run you $200-300), and then getting a cheap sheet cake that is in the back from HEB ($50) for guests to have. If you are a cake person – the rule of thumb is the brides cake is the fancy, beautiful wedding cake; the grooms cake is a time to get creative and funny with sporting teams, hobbies, pets, etc. Or, if you’re just not for the cake at all, get creative with your dessert bar!

Cake & Dessert Caterers:

Amy’s Ice Cream – Also has a bakery shop.

Sweet Treets Bakery – A classic wedding cake shop, also with very inventive Grooms cakes and customized cakes for events.

Sweet Treets

Word of Mouth Bakery – Also a full service deli in Clarksville.

Walton’s – If you’ve been here for breakfast you’ve seen the plethora of baked goods and sweets, they are an Austin staple.

Sugar Mama’s – Great for cupcakes.

Steel City Pops – Perfect for Texas weddings in the heat.

Steel City Pops

Capital City Bakery – A small, neighborhood bakeshop with locally sourced ingredients.

Tiff’s Treats – An inexpensive, yummy option.

Tiny Pies – If you want something more inventive, there isn’t anything like a tiny pie with a scoop of ice cream to make it feel like a Southern wedding.

Tiny Pies

Hayley Cakes Customized Cookies, you’ve seen these around town for sure.

HEB for Custom Cakes that are inexpensive. 

Whole Foods (Berry Chantilly!!!)

Pro Tip: This is also a time to be creative! Find something that connects with you as a couple – your favorite candy, if you love brownies, ice cream truck, honey butter chicken biscuits at the end of the night, etc. 

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Erin is our resident food and happy hour aficionado. Born and raised in Texas, and spending the last 12 years in Austin, she is constantly trying out new places and giving us her foodie opinion. Erin also is very active in the workout class and wellness scene, providing insight into living a healthy, active and fun lifestyle in our beautiful city of Austin, TX.