If you were never really a cake person, don't feel obligated to serve a cake at your winter wedding. There are a lot of other great dessert options that will look just as classic and elegant at your wedding as a cake, and will taste great as well.
Ice Cream Cart
If you love ice-cream bars, rent out a classic cart like vendors use to serve your ice cream bars out of. Rent a cart and fill it up with all of your favorite ice cream bars. When it is dessert time, roll out the cart and hire someone to pass out the ice-cream and keep the cart stocks full of tasty cold treats.
Ice Cream Sundae Bar
If you and your spouse love to create ice-cream sundaes, set up an ice-cream sundae bar. When it comes time for the traditional "feed one another a piece of cake", you can instead have your caterer bring out a beautifully crafted ice-cream sundae featuring all of your and your spouses favorite toppings. Instead of feeding each other a bite of cake, you can feed each other a bite of your own delicious personal sundae.
For your guests, you can provide them with a choice of three or four different ice-creams to choose from. Make sure that you have individuals ready to scoop out the ice-cream for everyone. Then, set up a table full of tasty toppings, such as fudge, caramel, strawberry syrup, crushed cookies, fruit, and candy.
For your lactose intolerant guest, be sure to have some sherbet or fruit popsicles on hand so they can partake as well.
If you are more of a cupcake person instead of a cake person, see if your caterer can create a cupcake tower for you. Cupcake towers, or even cupcake cakes, can look just as beautiful and elegant as a traditional cake. If you and your spouse like different flavors of cake, doing a cup-cake tower will allow you to serve a variety of different cake flavors. It will also give your guests a larger selection of flavors to choose from as well.
When it comes time to feed each other, you can both take a delicate bite out of a cupcake, or you can smash a cupcake into your love's face.
If you want to do something really different, you can do a cupcake bar where your wedding guests can put on their own frosting and toppings.
If you and your love's favorite dessert are donuts, you can have your caterer create a donut tower or donut platters for your guests to enjoy. This is a great wedding dessert if you are throwing an early morning wedding, or one that is more around brunch time.
You can also connect your local donut bakery and see if they have a food cart that they can bring out to your wedding, so everyone at your reception can enjoy some fresh, hot donuts!
If you and your spouse are throwing a more playful wedding, you can serve some carnival desserts. To really bring the point home, you can rent equipment and hire people to work the booths.
You can have a cotton candy booth, a shaved ice booth, and an elephant ear booth. Let your guests have some childhood fun at your wedding.
You don't have to serve cake at your wedding if that is not really your thing. Instead, choose a dessert that is representative of you and your new spouse's personality. Your guests are sure to enjoy whatever dessert you end up going with. To learn more, contact a company like Hegedorn's.