Offbeat Sweets

Are you in the middle of planning your wedding and getting ready to dive into dessert shopping? Our post today might help point you in the right direction! We've put together four sweet, savory, and some slightly eccentric Portland options for you to check out.

First up, traditional and beautiful wedding cakes take form at Dream Cakes Bakery in SE Portland. Experts in creating the most realistic and beautiful sugarpaste flowers, Dream Cakes seems to specialize and excel in creating whimsical floral cakes. Their attention to detail really stands out with their fondant accents and intricate icing designs. They also love using beautiful and colorful fresh flowers on their cakes!

Not only are the cakes easy on the eyes, but they seem like they'd be pretty easy on the taste buds as well! Their long list of cake flavors includes, but is certainly not limited to, gingerbread, hazelnut, dark chocolate, and my personal favorite, red velvet. They also serve up a great selection of fillings, frostings, fruit, and liqueur. Check out the full gallery of their cakes here and visit Dream Cakes' website for all inquiries. A couple other perks about Dream Cakes is that they are a 3 time winner of Oregon Bride & Groom best wedding cake and winner of Wedding Wire's Choice for 2013. 

Our next two stops are off the beaten path for wedding desserts. A very popular trend that has been taking weddings by storm is NOT having a cake and opting for something a little less traditional like cupcakes or doughnuts. Luckily, Portland has a number of fantastic choices for offbeat brides! 

For cupcakes, you have to check out Cupcake Jones. Located in NW Portland, this custom cupcakery, if you will, will cater to your wedding needs by consulting with you and creating the perfect cupcakes for your event. They have a plethora of flavors to choose from and will make sure that your cupcakes are a dessert display to remember. Now, the great thing about Cupcake Jones is that they offer jumbo and mini options and can also make their tasty treats vegan and gluten free! Here are some excellent examples of their work!

For more info on Cupcake Jones visit their website. Also be sure to check out their daily specials!

As for Doughnuts, I bet you didn't know that the Portland staple Voodoo Doughnut does weddings! Voodoo Doughnut basically exists to bring your doughnut dreams to life, so why not make them your go-to for your wedding dessert display? According to their website you can order off their menu or work with them to create the perfect spread for your wedding. Another fun fact is that you can also actually have your wedding AT Voodoo! Check out their  website and get Voodoo involved in your wedding today!

Our final delicious stop for the day is at probably one of the most unique bakeries I've come by in a while. The Artisan Cake Company, located in Beaverton, creates completely customized cake designs and has a wide price range to fit your needs. They do everything from simple, one layer cakes to artful 3D designs. From the pictures on their website, it seems like this bakery can pretty much create the wedding cake of your dreams; all you need is an idea!

Check out all of their galleries on their website to see what this bakery is really made of!

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Thank you for taking the time to read this blog! Hopefully it's helped you with your wedding dessert decision making!