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Alternative Wedding Cake Ideas

Because dessert is one of the most important things on your wedding menu.

In honor of National Doughnut Day and our affinity for the tasty treat, we naturally have wedding cakes on our mind. Alternative wedding cake ideas, to be exact! Are you deciding to stray from the traditional on your wedding day? Keep reading for some sweet inspiration because we’re whipping up our favorite ideas for something a little unexpected for dessert.

The Classic Shape

Alternative Wedding Cake IdeasIdgy’s; Vienna Glenn Photography via Wedding Chicks

The cake-cutting ceremony is a traditional, and sometimes tense, wedding moment. So try traditional with a twist by opting for a classic, tiered shape but switch things up with elaborate details, bold colors, or unexpected ingredients (like crepes or Rice Krispies). This way, you can have your cake and cut it too.

Handheld Treats

Alternative Wedding Cake IdeasBlonde Baking Mama; James Simmons Photography via Instagram

Bite sized and perfect for a second round, handheld sweets, like cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, or our beloved doughnuts, are perfect for doling out dessert with ease. Bonus? You can add your initials or wedding date to each for a personalized touch.

Refreshingly Sweet

Alternative Wedding Cake IdeasAinsley Rose Photography; Sparkle Media via Style Me Pretty

Are you throwing an outdoor wedding? Try a dessert incorporating fresh fruit. A wedding cake constructed of mini fruit parfaits is surprising and appreciated, especially during the summer months. Or why not set up a chocolate fondue fountain for delectable dipping? Ice cream and gourmet popsicles (or even boozy popsicles!) make for wonderful warm weather wedding treats, too!

An alternative wedding cake can be a great way to personalize your day by sharing your favorite sweets with friends and family. Head to our Pinterest page for some more wedding cake inspiration!

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