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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cheese wedding cake

Speaking of offbeat weddings, this Australian couple served a cheese wedding cake. Be still my heart.

What kind of dessert will (or did) you serve at your wedding? We went with chocolate-chip cookies.

P.S. More on cheese:)

(Photos by Jonas Peterson)

109 comments:

Laura said...

Sugar Sweet Sunshine cupcakes and mini pints of Ben & Jerry's :)

Ashton said...

We had a bunch of our favorite cookies served with punch right after the ceremony to hold guests over until the reception. :)

evie dear said...

I'm Australian & was at a wedding last weekend with a cheese cake, awesome!

Robyn said...

my best friend had a cheese wedding cake last summer-amazing!

Robyn said...

oh-she is also called Jo!

megan isennock said...

i just wrote about alternative cakes for the baltimore sun! i definitely want a cake of cheese for my wedding...im not a sweets girl

http://tinyurl.com/cnxdueu

Hope said...

we had a donut tower! topped with bobbleheads we had made in our image. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bgreenlee/1467530437/

Mihaeko said...

Oooh, absolutely. <3!

Mersey said...

I've always dreamed of having a Croquembouche (a giant tower of cream puffs), but this cheese cake looks delicious!

Giulia said...

We served a square chocolate cake with chocolate icing and raspberry coulie. We had to cut it early because the day was sooooo hot that the cake started to melt.

leathergal said...

ooo genius idea. We had the traditional cake and a choclate fountain with fruit...silly, but it was a HUGE hit with the guests.

Gesci said...

We had two regular sized cakes: German chocolate and lemon cream; two cookie cakes, assorted petit fours, and my favorite- four flavors of cotton candy! YUM! The cotton candy is still brought up by friends, 7 years later!

nicole said...

Our friend, Pearl, made our wedding cake ~ it was vanilla with lemon-curd layers. Our friend, Autumn, made the chocolate-chocolate fudge groom's cake. Both were divine!

racherpeg said...

We got married last November and did S'mores Bars. I gave each of the ladies in my family the recipe and a couple friends and had them make a pan and drop them off to me early. They were awesome! And not one was left. :)

Tragic Sandwich said...

We had a Tres Leches cake, from the bakery that created that dessert!

CLP said...

We served pie. We had all different kinds, apple, blueberry, cranberry, rhubarb. We had them all on a table on stacking metal pie racks.

Anne said...

This would be amazing if only my fiance didn't hate cheese. We're skipping the traditional cake and going with a S'mores bar.

Abby said...

What a fantastic idea! I think sometimes weddings get so 'run of the mill' that there's no individuality or the couple's personality. I would die for a 'cheese' cake! What a beautiful idea.

Anonymous said...

We had a Cheese Cake at our wedding, with home made chutneys (in the UK, pickles in the US?) for favours that doubled as place names. It was put out for supper later in the evening with crackers and worked out really well.

Sarah

beth said...

we also had chocolate chip cookies as well as chocolate chip brownies. my husband loves milk with his desserts so our table had a chilled pitcher of milk for him :)

Marty and Julia said...

what a brilliant idea!

Christina Marie said...

This is too good to be true! I would much rather have a cheese wedding cake than the traditional. Such a clever idea. :)

Christina
www.becauseofmadalene.com

Angela said...

that's different! i love desserts, so i have a feeling i'll have a fun dessert table at my wedding: ) chocolate fountain, anyone?

http://eickyeicky.blogspot.com/

Dotty said...

Well, let me preface this with, I'm Italian.

We had: ice cream, wedding cake (five layer, each a different flavour), waffle bar, fruit cakes, choux, chocolates, cookies, cheesecake, fruits, and sugar coated almonds (a tradition).

Jerith@BaileyFoxInteriors said...

We served a cake, but for us it was really special. My father's fiance is a wedding cake baker, and she made it for us, but the special part was that she taught my father to decorate it. My dad is a really man's man motorcycle guy, so being presented with a cake with hundreds of tiny filigree scrolls that he had done himself was really touching.

Sarah said...

honestly, I can't remember! I remember dinner (spinach salad, grilled sirloin, mini crab cakes, cold scallops with the most delicious sauce), but can't for the life of me think what we had for dessert! I was quite pregnant and am a huge dessert fan, so we must have had something! lol!

annie said...

We had a regular cake (what's a party without cake?), but also had a cookie table. Apparently it's a Pittsburgh tradition, and my husband's family is from there. Frankly, I think it should be a national tradition. SO tasty!

Niki said...

We had a cheese cake! It was great and everyone loved it. We served it as nibbles while we were having photos.

We also had a dessert buffet - chocolate cake, mini pavlova, creme burlee and fruit salad

Christina said...

We had a regular cake (with white chocolate and lemon) because the groom loves cake. And we had it topped with freshmade raspberry gelato because the I love gelato.

The slow pace said...

We got married in a small village in the mountains of Mallorca, so our wedding cake was a typical "ensaimada". But with chocolate filling, of course!

Clara said...

Love this, and love that you and Alex served chocolate chip cookies! I have a wedding client who is planning to serve a toward of Trader Joe's chipwiches at their wedding since it's their favorite dessert. I'm so excited.... I just need to figure out how to keep them cold!

karen said...

we went with no cake. small desserts and a lovely cheese plate. we don't have a huge sweet tooth, but we wanted to have something for those that did. The presentation was lovely! And I think we ate the leftover cheese throughout our low-key, local honeymoon. Bonus.

Zoë said...

This is marvelous. I want this so badly. One big layer of Chaumes on the bottom, a middle tier of Roquefort, and some gooey Triple Creme on top with nuts and berries all over. I'm totally running this past Andrew.

Sarah said...

We did go with cake..and pies. We did without the fancy tiered cake and instead got 6 cakes and I think 3 pies of various flavors. We only had 150 people at our wedding and expected a lot of cake to be left for us. Nope - with the selection, people took a couple of pieces each. The only cake left over was my husband's groom cake in the shape of a beer mug with his fraternity colors on it. People liked it to much to dismantle it. Luckily, we purposely made this our favorite cake flavor and enjoyed it throughout our first week of wedding bliss!

cora d said...

My hubby dislikes cake (not me - it's one of the main reasons I attend weddings!), so we did rice krispy treats, all different flavors. People still mention how fun and tasty they were.

Zoë said...

@Tragic Sandwich: Tres Leches is my all-time favorite cake! That sounds amazing.

leah said...

we had a big layered and tiered homemade funfetti cake (yep, the good ol' betty crocker box mix). It was a hit. We also had pies from a bakery in our neighborhood. we were married in our home, so having local and homemade goodies felt appropriate.

lisa said...

we had cupcakes! we had a small cake for us to cut into, but the cupcakes were a huge hit!

lisa said...

we had cupcakes! we had a small cake for us to cut into, but the cupcakes were a huge hit!

Beth from Tres Bien Ensemble said...

I am absolutely doing this for my wedding in September! It was a done deal and seeing these lovely creations http://thefromagette.com/blog/2011/11/17/cypress-grove-chevre-tablescapes/

Allie said...

My husband proposed at an ice cream shop (we love ice cream) and so we did a sundae bar with flavors from my all-time-favorite ice cream place near my home. I have yet to eat a good wedding cake (though I believe they exist!) so we wanted to skip it and do something more "us" -- I think it was a hit.

Eleanor said...

no cake? just cookies? I've never heard of that but I like it. :)

Eleanor said...

no cake? just cookies? I've never heard of that but I like it. :)

Kate said...

I love the idea of just serving cookies, Jo! Not so mad on a 'cheese' wedding cake though. For starters, I hate cheese! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

frissa said...

I'm with Allie. We had an ice cream sundae bar and since we got married in Hawaii they were served in a fresh coconut bowls. Huge hit!

I love all these ideas. Such a creative group and I think cookies would have been my second choice after the ice cream. Yum!

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

i think a cheese table is mandatory at my wedding, for desserts i want a variety from hand pies to brownies.

Sarah said...

We are serving a variety of 3" mini pies! At a wedding a couple of years ago, my Dad said that he hates wedding cake and that "if they served wedding pie I'd eat it". That stuck with me and since then have discovered that a lot of people don't like cake. So, we went with pies and I couldn't be more excited!

mamma in columbus said...

a cheese cake is brilliant. simply brilliant. keeping this in mind for future parties!

feathermar said...

We went with cupcakes! Hundreds of different flavored cupcakes. They were from the Sweet Peace Bakery in Lynbrook, NY, and they were amazing!

Lisamarie said...

Oh my gosh... I love cheese. Especially with champagne. On a Sunday. I could eat an entire block by myself.

I don't know, however, that I would have a cheese wedding cake, although I love it enough to have it satisfy a dessert craving.

I, myself, desperately wanted a giant, tiered Mastro's Butter Cake for my wedding day. I was even talking to the pastry baker for the restaurant that created the recipe about the possibility of having one. My mom said it would be an ugly cake, though, and not enough people would appreciate the beauty that I saw in it. It truly is the best dessert ever. You must try it.

Kate said...

Those photos are gorgeous! I've already picked out my cake... haha. But its simple something I would even be able to make myself (Should I ever be able to make a cake that isn't the texture of a rock)

sweet harvest moon said...

Yum!

Morgan said...

Amazing! I wish I had thought of that. We did cupcakes. :)

Ellen said...

We had Whoopie Pies at our wedding :) They were super yummy - made locally at a place right down the street- and a really great conversation piece. We still have friends and family that tell us how much they loved how different (and delicious!) they were. My photographer took a nice photo of them as well, if you want to see.

http://www.violetmarsh.com/blog/2011/09/11/styling-a-countryside-wedding-goffstown-nh/

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

i think a "cake" made out of sweet cheeses would be kind of fun... more white stilton cheeses have fun fruits in them (lemon, mango, blueberry, and raspberry are some that i've seen and tried... SO good!)

i also just bought some cheddar cheese that had cinnamon and cranberries in it!! it has just a HINT of sweetness, so it's good for everyone!

see it here:
http://www.beyondthestoop.com/2012/05/surprise-mac-n-cheese.html

cheers.

Sarah H. said...

In the minority here, it seems, but we had a traditional tiered wedding cake. Each layer was a different flavor. It was beautiful and yummy. At our rehearsal dinner, we had a cheesecake (the dessert kind, not the savory kind) bar and that was a big hit with our guests! :)

This cheese cake in your post looks awesome though! I would love to serve one at a special party sometime.

PS Loved reading about all the other creative wedding desserts in the comments! Such a creative bunch!

Panda Head said...

we had yellow cake with chocolate icing (and our caterer WAS.NOT.PLEASED).

laura said...

that's my kind of wedding! love.

helencounters said...

Along with cupcakes we had a kransekake to honor my Norwegian heritage. It is an almond ring cake filled with marzipan. Amazing!

erin said...

we're serving berry fool. i like the idea mostly because of the name. two fools in love and all that jazz;)

Kim said...

My husband really wanted to have pies, so we had those, plus a wedding cake that my mother-in-law made and some beautiful cupcakes! We couldn't choose just one! We also gave homemade chocolate chip cookies to everyone upon their arrival at the hotel.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

I had chocolate cake at my wedding with chocolate buttercream frosting. Classic.

I just hosted a fun cheese workshop at my farm that focused on cheese as dessert. You can check it out here, if you like (I've only got the first two courses up... four more to go!).

Luda said...

Cheese cakes are lovely (and very popular in the uk these days)!

We had 5 different flavoured cakes - 4 made by dear friends and family and one red velvet layer cake as a nod to our time living in NYC. All served on vintage cake stands frlm my mother in laws collection. Wouldnt change a thing! :-)

Sara B. said...

We had a "traditional" cake that was made by one of my best friends who also officiated our ceremony (busy girl!). It was white with brown polka dots and covered in paper flowers and had one lemon layer, one amaretto, and one chocolate-peanut butter. It was the most delicious cake I'd ever tasted! I love the cheese cake idea!

Tamara Watson said...

Cheese wedding cake! How come people haven't been doing this all along!?!

meme-and-he said...

I love this idea! we had red velvet...very classic.

Kiley Kate said...

Gotta have cake! I think my family would disown me...with the exception of my brother who always requests a Birthday Pie or Cheesecake.

laurenjeanallece said...

Yes to the cheese! That's my plan whenever I get married. I like sweets well enough, but cheese? Oh my.

Cheesewheel cake and dessert wine, for a kick of sugar!

Abigail said...

If we are just talking color, I would probably go with light blue. BUT, if that first emerald green dress or the Jenny Packham dress were options, I would definitely go with one of those!! SUCH gorgeous dresses.

Abigail said...

Whoops! Just posted on the wrong comment thread. But since I'm on this one now, I would probably serve carrot cake. :)

Coté Writes said...

We ate carrot-and-cream-cheese-frosting cupcakes off the hood of a vintage Porsche. :)

Tobi said...

That cheese cake looks tempting! We had five apple pies and three smaller cakes... lemon poppyseed, chocolate raspberry and coconut. Yum!

Lisa Sanchez said...

We're planning to have peach cobbler and pecan pie at our Georgia wedding, but a cheese cake (or cheesecake!) sounds really delicious too!

sarah nadine said...

oooh ... cheesecake would've been nice! we had a bunch of family & friends make us a whack-load of homemade cakes that my sister-in-law iced, then we placed them on wood logs. so delish!!

http://sarah-nadine.blogspot.ca/2012/02/first-comes-lovethen-comes-marriage_26.html

xo

Anonymous said...

Hey! I live in Australia and loved this wedding which has lots of great ideas...no cheese cake but lots of lovely Etsy product. Enjoy! x
http://www.lifestyled.com.au/fashion/the-best-wedding-ever/

Shea Nichole said...

What a great idea...cheese-cake! We had more of a dessert table with homemade apple pie, strawberry pie, chocolate mouse cake, cheesecake (so close), and the traditional 2 tiered white cake to cut into! ooh, now I'm hungry ;)

Sarah Carlson said...

This sounds just delectable. I am one of the world's biggest cheese fans. (Perhaps because I'm from Wisconsin.) I love the idea of cookies for a wedding dessert. I sometimes think I would like to serve donuts (I know, not the most romantic) or cupcakes!

Kaili Clark said...

Such a cute idea. I want to have a dessert table for my wedding. Especially actual cheesecake. Probably not like their cheese cake because I'm allergic to some types of cheese but it's still a nice idea.

Honeybee said...

We had a dessert buffet with mini crema catalanas, chocolate mousses, millefeuilles, plum compote... My husband and I both prefer classic desserts to elaborate and special dishes and we especially share a dislike for the standard wedding cake. The caterer got it exactly right, it was perfect.

Charlotte {Charlotte's Web} said...

I love that your blog opens me up to so many new ideas when it comes to weddings, first the polka dot wedding dress caught my eye, now cheesecake! I'd go with vanilla cheesecake and banofee pie - guests can decide which to go for

Also, cookies? Awesome x

Camila Ferraro said...

I would totally do it for my wedding! It remembers me of your once birthday cake too.

xx

P.S. Love your blog. Never commented before, always in a hurry, but today just thought you deserved so much to hear how nice is to read it, since I've been reading everyday since from a long time. Thanks for such lovely posts, pictures, things to see, to buy, to laught.

jociegal said...

I LOVE this idea and I wish I had thought of it for my wedding.

theM.A.D.creationist said...

Great pics!!!

http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

Giuseppe

Kathleen Heffner said...

i didn't know it at the time but my husband would have swooned for a cheese wedding cake!

David Greenman said...

Lots of pictures and ideas on cheese wedding cakes here. Including how to size the amount of cheese, likely costs,etc.

http://www.archhousedeli.com/cheese_wedding_cake.html

Tina Z said...

I served apple pie a la mode. The apple pies were from local orchard/bakery and the vanille ice cream from local dairy farm, both from near our hometown. It was a huge hit for a September wedding!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

What a fun idea. We did a traditional cake for us and a fun cake for the groom. I sort of wished we had done cupcakes. I know they area bit trendy but everyone loves cupcakes. That being said when discussing choices my father told me to "not be too trendy" ;) words of wisdom I guess.

Sara Wetmore said...

My friends had a cheese wedding cake too. They wanted to 'cut the cheese'. Tee hee!

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Nice Brew Interior Design said...

Custard tarts.

Lori said...

I'm not a cake lover, so we had mostly fruit, cheese, and bread. I made little felt bags from squares I bought at a craft store and tied them with a simple ribbon and a round tag that I stamped with our last name initial. I put a cellophane bag inside each filled with chocolate truffles. I loved it but everyone kept asking why there was no cake! I would have loved a cheese "cake"!

kate of little adelaide said...

He hee it must be an Australian thing... we got married on the 19th of May (newlyweds!) and had a cake of cheese rounds. I'll be posting about it in a few weeks time (will be sharing little bits and bobs from the big day as the weeks roll on) on my blog... will keep you posted for when the cheese one goes up!!

emily said...

We had a cheesecake too - 4 big old wheels of it.. Amazing! (& for weeks after we had endless cheese feasts too) The only strange thing was cutting the cake... When my husband cut a slice & passed it my way I had to take big bite of blue!!! Whoa!!! Great tho - highly recommend.

Sara said...

We had a Croquembouche from here - www.zuccheropatisserie.co.uk/croquembouche - a 4ft tower of profiteroles drizzled with spun sugar....insanely delicious!

www.OdArtStore.com said...

I've always dreamed of having a Croquembouche (a giant tower of cream puffs), but this cheese cake looks delicious!

Wedding House said...

I will have a chocolate-lovers dessert buffet at my wedding, featuring crystal candy dishes. I love chocolates.

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Krysta said...

We did three cakes from Momofuku Milk Bar in Brooklyn. They aren't "traditional" wedding cakes but cakes nonetheless and they were AMAZING and a huge hit with our guests.

wedding cake brooklyn said...

Cheese wedding cakes are getting more popular by the day. Such a striking alternative to traditional ones!

Houseofweddings.ie said...

I had made cheese cake yesterday night and it proved me a good baker. I would like to have chocolate cake and pudding at my reception :)

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I love the wedding venue, the cake too. Such an inspiring wedding it is, thanks for sharing this to us. Congratulations !

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kate of little adelaide said...

Hi Jo, I meant to share this with you AGES ago, but forgot! Here's the link to pics of our wedding cheese "cake"! I'd love to hear what you think :)

Kate xx

http://www.littleadelaidekate.com/2012/07/wedding-wednesday-cake.html

Rose said...

Croque-en-bouche

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