Inspiration: Wedding Cake Alternatives

Wedding Planning | By:cocomelody

The classic white-tier wedding cake is a tradition that most couples still honor to this day, and while they will never go out of style, it’s totally fine to think outside the box and forego tradition for something different. Maybe you shared cupcakes over your first date or you both bonded over your love for glazed Krispy Kremes, so why not opt for mini cupcakes or a donut wall instead of a wedding cake? Not only will your guests appreciate something unique than the usual wedding cake, but it also shows off your personality and creativity as a couple. It also tends to be more fun and relaxed to serve your wedding desserts in a nontraditional way, without the formal cutting and the serving of single slices. Here, we showcase our favorite dessert alternatives to the classic wedding cake:

A Tower of Cookies


Image by La Cuoca Ciccia

Check out these six tiers filled with different flavored cookies! Not only are these inexpensive to make and fun to look at, but you’ll be certain that even the pickiest of eaters will have a flavor to enjoy.



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We think it’s safe to say that no one will complain about a cupcake tower in lieu of a wedding cake (because let’s face it, everyone loves cupcakes!)

Ice Cream Cones


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Whether you opt for ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato, these mini cones will definitely be a crowd pleaser!

Chocolate Brownies


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Chocolate fudge brownies are not only very easy to make, they’re also the ideal bite-size dessert to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Say Cheese!


Image by TIMCHIN via Wedding Forward

Some prefer their desserts to be savory rather than sweet, so why not go with a cheese wheel cake instead?

Macaron Tower


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One of the most popular wedding cake alternatives, macaron towers are not only stunning to look at, but they also offer everyone’s favorite French pastry!

Cake Pops


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For those who are torn between their love for cake and wanting something different, then cake pops are definitely for you! For those who are wondering, cake pops are basically small balls of cake and frosting that are about the size of small donut holes.

Rice Krispies Tower


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For a truly nostalgic and adorable treat, this Rice Krispies tower will definitely be enjoyed by guests of all ages.



Image by Sarah Box via The Manor House Bride

Because who ever said: “I hate churros?”



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It’s no wonder that donut towers have grown increasingly popular over the years: they’re delicious, aesthetically pleasing, very inexpensive, and easily customizable to suit any wedding theme.