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July ECA Best Content: Let Them Eat…What? 3 Delicious Alternatives To Wedding Cake

August 17, 2017

Do you want some wedding cake alternatives? Read Erin’s delicious article and find an analysis below.

You're almost ready for the organ to play the Wedding March and start a new life with your new spouse — but first you have to figure out what to serve for dessert at your wedding. Sure, cake is the traditional choice, but if it's not your top pick for any reason, you may find yourself scrambling to think of an alternative. If wedding cake is the one thing you won't find at your dream wedding, then here are three delicious alternatives to consider. Truffles Delicious, portable, and just rich enough to feel decadent, truffles are a great alternative to wedding cake, especially for those couples with guests with wheat allergies (or couples with wheat allergies themselves) who can't have said cake. Truffles are big enough that having two or three feels like a lot of dessert, but not so big that you'll have mounds of uneaten truffles lying in the trash. Their portability is an enormous asset if you want your guests up and mingling; they don't leave crumbs behind and can come in nearly any flavor or flavor combination that you want. If you're really worried about missing that cake flavor, fear not — there are truffles that have cake inside of them for a small reference to that old wedding dessert tradition. For help picking out the perfect truffles for your wedding, contact companies like Abdallah Candies And Gifts. Ice Cream Customization is the name of the game in weddings where the guests all have different tastes and preferences — and ice cream is the king of versatility, with endless options for toppings, sauces, and flavors to ensure that every guest gets exactly what they want. Ice cream is also a great alternative because of its self-serve nature, especially if you spring to have a few ice cream machines placed around the reception hall; put a few tables worth of toppings next to them, featuring everything from candy to nuts to fresh fruit, and you're guaranteed to have a dessert worth screaming about. Doughnuts If you're dying to have something in the pastry family at your wedding, but pies seem like too much effort, doughnuts are a prime wedding dessert; not only are they endlessly customizable, but they're also friendly to children and adults alike — not everyone likes cakes or pies, but only 13% of Americans have negative feelings about doughnuts. Glazed and chocolate-iced doughnuts take the cake for America's favorite types, so either stick with those two or embrace variety dozens to get the kind of spread of delicious pastries that will make your guests go nuts.

Assignment

Vertical: Food & Cooking

Keyword: assorted truffles

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Analysis

Authority:

The article’s authority mainly comes from the attention to detail, though it still remains concise and easy to understand. The language matches the intended audience while each section thoroughly explains why other dessert options work for receptions. The writer clearly demonstrates an understanding of the audience’s needs. Overall, the article covers the main questions or concerns someone may have over picking these cake alternatives.

Readability:

The article sticks to simple formatting and language, which means the flow works and there’s no concern over disjointed ideas. The writing itself never veers from being completely accessible, and the basic organization fits perfectly with the article’s focus or purpose. As a result, no reader gets lost along the way.

Organization:

You can’t go wrong with an introduction and 3 supporting points (as long as you elaborate properly and use reliable transitions throughout). In this case, each idea flows seamlessly to the next. In addition, ending with the section on doughnuts may not seem that meaningful, but by ending the article with a cake-like alternative, it’s as if the article is saying, “Enjoy these two true alternatives, but if you really feel attached to pastry options, try doughnuts.” It works great. Consequently, any reader should be able to imagine how they could incorporate one (or maybe even all) of the wedding cake alternatives at their own reception.

Grammar:

Excellent.

Use Value:

Who doesn’t want to offer food at their wedding reception that will be well liked and well remembered? Surely guests have gotten tired of cake by the end of every wedding season. This article taps into that audience and helps readers understand that wedding cake isn’t the only way to enjoy sweet treats. With these wedding cake alternatives, customization options abound. Those reading the article for help in planning their dessert menu find great jumping off points.

Ideation:

For a wedding catering keyword, writing about desserts for a reception would have been the obvious choice, but for a general keyword such as “assorted truffles,” writing about alternatives to wedding cake becomes a creative approach. Considering that more and more people are abandoning traditional wedding cakes, this article provides useful insight into how different foods could be incorporated at a reception, and it still stays on topic for the keyword and vertical pairing.

Check out the rest of the July ECA winners here.

By WritersDomain

WritersDomain is a team of in-house writers, editors, and support staff.

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