There’s no question about it, a good ol’ traditional wedding cake will just never go out of style! But we are in the 21st century, and whilst tradition is often preferred, we’re all about alternatives and change, and wedding cake alternatives are just as exciting as they sound.
After all, this day is uniquely YOURS, and we think that this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your tastes to the world. Whether you want to dress up a traditional cake with crazy treats, or you want an entirely different type of wedding cake (that may not even be cake), so be it!
A CAKE OF CHEESE
Create your very own savoury tiered wedding cake from stacked wheels of cheese and dress it up with florals, greenery and drizzles of honey! No sweet tooth, no problem! Even better, this can be disassembled and used as an after-dinner cheese board.
A DESSERT TABLE
You’ll be sure to satisfy every guest with the variety this option brings. Put together a display of your favourite cakes, tarts, sweets, cheese, and fruit, and satisfy everyone’s sweet, or savoury tooth! Who said you have to stick to just one dessert? A clever tip is to even leave small boxes so that guests can take a few treats home with them when leaving.
A tower of deliciousness if you ask us! Not only is this a cost-effective and visually pleasing option, but it also offers a wide variety of doughnut fillings sure to satisfy every guest’s taste. This is an Instagram-worthy wedding dessert that is both easy to eat and easy to customise. I mean, who wouldn’t want a pile of doughnuts stacked on top of each other complete with a bride and groom topper?
The more classic alternative for sure and has become an increasingly popular wedding cake alternative over the years. While these are still small cakes, they offer a completely different option of display. Many couples opt for a small wedding cake that can be placed on the top with cupcakes making up the rest of the bottom tiers in a way that you can still have your cake cutting moment, whilst simultaneously avoiding the troubles of cutting and serving dessert.
Individual ice creams or one giant ice cream cake? Either way, we think this is the perfect wedding cake alternative for a hot summer wedding. A build-a-cone ice cream station is a fun and creative wedding cake alternative that will be an interactive and memorable experience for your guests. Offer a variety of flavours and an even bigger variety of toppings!
PS: did you know that a well-prepared ice cream cake can sit outside of refrigeration for up to 3 hours?!
Did someone say breakfast for dessert? An earlier wedding calls for a pancake or waffle stack covered in fresh fruit, whipped cream, and powdered sugar! Even better, stack large cinnamon rolls covered in delicious cream cheese icing in the shape of a wedding cake (now we’re talking)! Not phased about the look of a wedding cake? Set out a table filled with delicious brunch options such as muffins, pastries, cinnamon rolls and a selection of fruits.
OTHER OPTIONS TO HAVE AS DESSERT OPTIONS ARE
Chocolate covered fruit
As you can see, the options are endless! Your wedding cake is all about creating an impact for your guests, and what better way to do this than to wow them with a crazy alternative. So go forth, plan, and let them eat…whatever YOU want.
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