Cakes on Parade!
I love the look of a cake buffet. These cakes seem so much more delicious to me, and there are so many choices of deectable cakes to offer. I personally think that a table full of yummy cakes will look more appetizing than a fondant-covered tower any day. There's something so very sweet and true about single cakes together instead of a grand fortress of tiers. Plus, it's cheaper, I have more control over the final look, and I have an excuse to collect tons of fun cake stands!
This ehow post gives some tips on creating a cake buffet. It all seems pretty obvious, but it's nice to have it all laid out.
And since our wedding is in Julian - famous for apple pies - we would love to include these lovelies to the buffet as well:
I do, have a few concerns with having a cake/pie buffet, however.
 How will the cakes be served? Will we need separate knives/cake servers for each flavor?
 If we have too many options/flavors, will people think they're free to try more than one? Will we end up needing more cake that way?
 There are some logistical details that needed sorted out involving getting the cakes to Julian. There really are reasons to hire a pro, I suppose.
Have you been to a wedding that successfully hosted a cake or pie buffet? Did you enjoy the choices? How did they handle these logistics?