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Best Places To Get Alternative Wedding Cakes In Baltimore

Wedding cake may be the standard dessert fare for most brides and grooms, but some Baltimore-area vendors are offering more unique ideas. Pie, candy or cannolis are a way to make the wedding a little more memorable for guests. Plus, these options are often less expensive than wedding cake! Whether couples want to impress their guests or just prefer an option other than cake, these five area vendors' alternative desserts are worth a taste.

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Dangerously Delicious Pies
2839 O'Donnell Street
Baltimore, Md. 21224
(410) 522-7437 

What better way to pay homage to Baltimore than with the Baltimore Bomb, made with Berger cookies melted into vanilla filling? If that's chocolate overload, try one of the many fruit-based pies, like apple crumb and mixed berry. With desserts like that, who needs a traditional cake? Sweet pies are $28 each and can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States. Dangerously Delicious Pies offers savory pies and quiches as well.

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Mallow Bar

The Mallow Bar
8767-A Philadelphia Road
Rosedale, Md. 21237
(443) 231-7399

Imagine indulging in sticky-sweet Krispies and sweet, dense marshmallows at a wedding. Whether dipped in caramel or chocolate or stuffed full of popcorn and candy, The Mallow Bar's Krispies add a crunch to alternative desserts and the marshmallows can be toasted and served on a stick, just like s'mores. The "wine" bar offers vanilla marshmallows coated in a dessert sauce like chocolate port or butterscotch scotch. For $50, The Mallow Bar can prepare a party platter and deliver within 15 minutes of Rosedale.

The Best Of Luck

The Best Of Luck
601 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 752-2500

Let guests be kids in a candy store with wedding desserts from The Best of Luck. The store specializes in onsite candy parties and can create colorful wedding candy buffet bars, as well as tasteful wedding favors. Stick with the wedding colors or go wild with a rainbow of hues. Some candies, like lollipops, can have sayings or initials on them. Send guests off on a sweet note with candy favors too!

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Charm City Cupcakes
1340 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 244-8790

While having cupcakes in lieu of cake is becoming more mainstream, it is still a beloved alternative — and one that usually saves money without sacrificing the traditional wedding cake structure completely. Charm City Cupcakes' chefs specialize in cupcake wedding cakes, which are tiers of deliciously flavored mini cakes. Couples can choose from a variety of flavors, including Charm City favorites like the Black-eyed Susan or the Pimlico. Charm City Cupcakes can deliver throughout Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop, Inc.

222 Albemarle Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 685-4905

For a taste of old-school Baltimore desserts, Vaccaro's is the place. Nestled in the city's Little Italy neighborhood, Vaccaro's often has lines out the door of people waiting for its delicious homemade Italian treats. Wedding cake alternatives include cannolis stuffed with a sweet cream, biscottis, and tiramisu with coffee-soaked Ladyfingers. Vaccaro's can ship almost all desserts with next-day air delivery. No matter where you plan to get married, you can bring a taste of Baltimore with you!

Renee Libby Beck spends her days as a public relations and social media manager for Medifast, Inc. and any spare time that she can find as a freelance writer. Her work has been published in local and national publications. Renee also serves as the Baltimore Food Examiner for

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