It’s worth remembering that your special day should be about you. Don’t feel bound by traditional wedding conventions — it’s the 21st century and anything goes! You and your partner should make your wedding exactly how you want it, right down to the cake. If you want to shake things up, why not stand out with a more unconventional choice of dessert?
Here are some fun wedding cake alternatives.
Cupcakes are all the rage lately, and for good reason. Bakers are making them even more beautiful and tasty than ever before. A towering cupcake display can become an instant centerpiece—you and your baker can coordinate colors and aesthetics to match the theme of your wedding. Plus, cupcakes are a great choice for picky eaters. Mix and match different flavors to guarantee everyone leaves happy. You can’t go wrong with these fun desserts!
Yes, this breakfast staple can make a great wedding cake alternative. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at all the trendy, high-end donut shops around nowadays. They can load donuts up with toppings, flavors, frostings, and decorations. It’s possible to make them sophisticated too…think beignets or delicate donut holes paired with a delectable dipping sauce. The possibilities here are really endless. The best part? These days, you’ll find a healthy (and not-so-healthy) sprinkling of every kind of this glazed dessert.
Everybody loves ice cream. Another option: ice cream sandwiches. You can even get really creative with it and set up a self-serve ice cream sandwich bar. Offer a variety of cookies, ice creams, and toppings, and let guests mix and match to create their tastiest combos. Memorable and delicious, ice cream is a win-win!!
Desserts in Jars
Don’t want to fork over thousands for a big cake? Put your cake in jars instead. Jarred desserts are an inexpensive alternative to a cake and done right, they can double-up as a display. Accent your jars (or whatever container you use) with ribbons or other accessories that will add “oomph” to the appearance. Arrange in neat rows or a tower and viola! You’re all set!
For another dessert option that doubles as a display, opt for fondue. A chocolate fountain or two looks stunning, always excites guests, and is a great way to provide a variety of dessert offerings for less. Let guests pick their own treats by offering an array of cakes, fruits, and other delectables that can be dipped.
Cheese Wheel Cake
Weren’t expecting this one, were you?
Tasty and elegant, these French cookies are very popular at weddings. With enough flavors and colors to appease your imagination and your wedding theme, your macarons can also be used as party favors.
At the end of the day, most of the wedding cake actually gets wasted, because few guests eat more than a few bites or a single slice. Instead of wasting both food and money, why not opt for just the right amount of cake in the form of bite-sized cake pops? They come in a wide variety of flavors and en-masse they can look very impressive.
If you do decide to go with a traditional wedding cake, you might ask your pastry chef or cake designer to create a cake that will reflect your personality as a couple.
Cake covers and wedding toppers today are often designs or figures that indicate shared interests or other passions, some are humorous or may represent the couple’s hobby or occupations.
Take a look to few inspirations from some of our couples: