Virtual weddings are no ordinary celebrations, so when it comes to the cake and food during the ceremony, you may feel a little stuck. Don’t worry, though, we can help you out! The best thing you can do is to start thinking about cakes and food for two. Let’s go over some of your options!
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Amazing Virtual Wedding Cake and Food Ideas for Two
Just because you’re not getting the grand reception of your dreams doesn’t mean you have to completely ditch all the tastier aspects of your ceremony’s after-party!
In fact, since you’re only feeding two (or a small group, if you’re also having a minimony), you can really have exactly what you want. After all, you’re not trying to come up with an affordable dish that 50+ people will enjoy.
By the way, we chose food and cakes that are absolutely perfect for a gay or lesbian virtual wedding, or even for an opposite-sex reception
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After all, food has no gender! Let’s look at your options for cake first, then we’ll dive into some other food ideas.
Virtual Wedding Cake For Two
The cake isn’t just a tasty dessert, it’s an important traditional part of your wedding reception, too! So, even if you decide to skip everything else- the first dance, the toasts, the entire meal itself- consider at least keeping this one aspect of your big day intact. You’ve already given up so much. There’s no reason to deprive yourselves of cake, too!
\When it comes to the cake, you have two main options. You can either make one (or enlist a friend to help) or go the “traditional” route and buy one. Let’s start with some beautiful ideas to make.
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Making A Cake
Before you go ahead and start looking for recipes, you should think if you want to make a cake for two, or a regular cake so you can enjoy it for longer. Once that is settled, think about the recipe.
1. Chocolate cake
This recipe was designed for 16 servings, which can be a little too much for two people. However, you can only use half of the ingredients and make something smaller, to suit your needs.
2. White Cake
Thinking of the classic now white cakes, this recipe can definitely help you create something nice. Just like the previous one, you can only use half the ingredients if you want something smaller.
3. Mini Vanilla Cake
This recipe is already designed for a very small cake, so you can follow the instructions exactly.
4. Rainbow Cake for Same-Sex Wedding
If you want to incorporate a bit of the Pride flag into your same-sex wedding without going full-on rainbows, this cake is the perfect way to do it. It’s all made in one pan, too, so it’s super easy!
5. Wedding cupcakes
Another easy idea for a small group (or just the two of you): cupcakes! They’re perfect for beginners, and you can make them in just about any flavor imaginable.
If you are going to make your own cake, don’t forget to check out this set of tools. You’ll find it very useful, and the cake will look fabulous!
And if you want to make everything a lot easier, try some of these mug cake mixes. You can combine a few of them, and have your cake in a matter of minutes.
Buying A Cake
Buying a cake is probably the easiest option, and many bakers would be very happy to create something amazing for you. This year has been incredibly rough on wedding vendors in general. Bakers and caterers, though, aren’t just losing out on the sales they make from weddings, but from all major parties.
So, if you have the money to spare, consider supporting a small bakery. See what are your local options, and give them a call to see what they offer! If you need some inspiration to share with them, check out these incredibly unique cakes! Remember, since you’re saving on the actual event, you can splurge a bit on something special for the cake.
Virtual Wedding Food For Two
Now that the cake is settled, you need to figure out what to do about the food. You want it to be special, but not in large quantities. Again, you can make your own treats, or order something from a catering service in your area.
If you want to cook something, we do have some suggestions that may make your day feel extra special.
Keep things simple by making a few delicious appetizers that you can share with your brand-new spouse! We love these ideas below.
1. Shrimp Avocado Wonton Cups
My personal favorites are these shrimp avocado cups. They are super easy to make, and it’s definitely not something you’d have on a daily basis.
2. Shrimp and Grits Cups
Another very cool option are these shrimp and grits appetizers cups. Again, they are super easy to make, and will give the whole day a different feeling.
3. Vegetarian Sweet Potato & Avocado Bites
For the vegetarians out there, you can try these sweet potatoes and avocado bites. Super delicious, and of course, easy to make!
If appetizers aren’t enough and you’d rather have a full sit-down meal together, these easy recipes are a good way to go. You can either throw them in the slow cooker in the morning before your virtual wedding or toss them in the Instant Pot after! (You did remember to put one of those on your registry, right?).
1. Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
What could be better food for virtual wedding than soup that has the word “wedding” right in it?
2. Crock Pot Chicken Marsala
Chicken Marsala is a wonderful wedding reception dish, and this one couldn’t be easier to make!
3. Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu
This one is both easy and delicious! Oh, and totally budget-friendly, too!
Drinks may be last on your list of food and cake ideas to prepare for your virtual wedding, but they’re definitely not something to skip
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You can also consider making a few cocktails to enjoy together, especially if you received a fancy new bartending gift set from your wedding registry. Here are a few that I love.
1.Caramel Apple Martini
This one is just perfect for an autumn or winter wedding!
2. Classic Gin Fizz
Elegant yet simple is the name of the game with this delightful drink!
3. Rusted Rose Gin Cocktail
This one has all the romance of roses in a tasty drink recipe!
I’m really hoping that now you have a better idea on the cake and food for a virtual wedding, and while you’re at it, also think of some gift baskets to send to your guests, so you all get to enjoy the same awesomeness! We’ll share some ideas for those next!
What are your favorite food and cake ideas for a virtual wedding? Share below!
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