A wedding cake is a timeless and classic tradition for weddings, but some couples may want to explore another option for their big day. Check out these 10 creative and delicious alternatives to the classic wedding cake.
1. Dessert Table
Can’t decide on one sweet treat to offer your guests? A dessert table is a great idea for you! You can include a little bit of everything with this option, from cupcakes to cake pops, to brownies, to candies. This allows you to be creative and easily include separate options for guests with allergies or food sensitivities.
2. Ice Cream Bar
A classic, cold, and sweet treat that your guests will love! Having an ice cream bar is also a fun attraction where your guests can choose their favorite sauces and toppings. At Golden Crumb, they take this idea to a whole other level with a custom ice-cream sandwich bar! Their gourmet cookies and ice-cream are a match made in heaven.
3. Charcuterie Table
Not big on sweets? Consider offering an assortment of cheeses, meats, breads and crackers. Serve on an elegant platter, or create a tower resembling a cake! You can also decorate your charcuterie with flowers and fruits for a show stopping look.
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4. Donut Tower
Who doesn’t love donuts? This is a cute and fun way to celebrate your wedding that your guests will love. You can go for classic donuts like Boston cream and chocolate dip, or you can get specialty donuts from a local pastry shop for an extra fancy twist.
5. Decorative Cookies
Another unique idea is to serve cookies frosted and decorated cookies that match your wedding theme. You can get creative with ring shaped cookies, cookies with your wedding date and names in icing, the possibilities are endless! They also make great favours.
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6. Wedding Pies
Instead of cake, you can serve a selection of pies on your dessert table, or you can stack pies in tiers to look like a cake and have a ceremonial pie-cutting moment. Pies can be served with whipped cream, ice-cream or fresh fruit.
Cake, but in miniature form! We love this idea as it is easy to serve, and allows you to have many different cake flavours instead of just one. You can also get creative with icing to make them extra special, like these beautiful floral cupcakes.
8. Cheese wheel cake
If brie and gorgonzola sound better than chocolate and vanilla, this is the perfect wedding “cake” for you! Gourmet cheese wheels also look just like a tiered wedding cake. Perfectly paired with dried fruits, crackers, and wine.
9. Assorted Chocolate Truffles
If you and your partner are chocolate lovers, select your favorite truffles and stack them in an elegant tower for a beautiful and delicious display. You can go gourmet and order unique custom flavours, or you can even use Ferrero Rochers and Lindor balls.
10. Pizza Tower
If you are looking for a savory alternative for your wedding cake, a pizza tower may be the perfect solution! It can be cut just like your traditional cake and is easily shared among guests. Consider having different flavors of pizza on each level of the tower.
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