Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Alternatives to a wedding cake for your Boulder wedding

peanut butter and jelly cupcake from Tee and Cakes

I have all things sugary and sweet on the brain, well, most of the time. In fact, I’ve been known to serve up a bowl of ice cream for breakfast. Yes, breakfast. So, the idea of writing a blog on options for wedding treats and cakes appealed to my, well, sweeter side. While the option of moving back to traditional wedding cakes is turning out to be trendy for 2010, it is still quite popular to use unconventional options instead of a wedding cake. It’s also becoming increasingly common for brides to opt for a cake that suits the diet choices or allergies of them or their guests. So even if you do opt for the traditional wedding cake, Boulder offers an array of choices for vegan, gluten-free, or other alternative cake ideas.

Boulder-based, Tee and Cakes is always a popular choice for traditional wedding cakes, cupcakes, or custom cakes. They come in a variety of homemade flavors, from traditional Buttercream, to Coca Cola.

Another favorite local wedding baker is Shamane's Bakeshoppe. Shamane's offers wedding cakes, cupcakes, pastries, brownies, tarts and other goodies. All can be made gluten-free, vegan, dairy free, 100% organic and can use natural sugars in her wedding goods.

Looking for a vegan or gluten-free option? Check out Boulder Baked, who offers a variety of vegan or gluten-free cakes, cookie cakes, and cupcakes.

For other wedding treats/favors, Chocolove has perfectly themed, new mini-bars, with unique flavors like crystallized ginger, or chilies and cherries in dark chocolate. Chocolove is distributed across the US, but was created here in Boulder.

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, while not locally founded, is basically candy nirvana, home to every sweet imaginable, complete with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory playing on a large TV, over and over again. Find some fun ideas and inspiration for DIY wedding favors here.

For truly decadent favors, there’s Concertos in Chocolate, a specialty chocolate shop, with everything made in small batches, in Boulder. Here you can find items like lavender honey truffles, made with lavender-infused heavy cream and Colorado wildflower honey. Concertos in Chocolate also gives back to the local community by supporting organizations like the Boulder County Safe House and the Humane Society of Boulder County, so you can feel good about supporting them!
Thanks for reading
Katie - Calluna Events Assistant Planner
Colorado Wedding Planner


  1. I just ate that peanut butter + jelly cupcake yesterday from tee & cakes ... delicious!

  2. Lol @ icecream for b-fast. Not gonna lie, I've done it too! :)