Most people associate wedding cakes with the white frosted confection. But for couples planning a wedding, the idea of having a traditional wedding cake might sound a little bit off-putting.
Luckily for the non-cake fanatics out there, there are tons of non-traditional alternatives that will make your wedding feel just as special.
Some are more orthodox than others, but all of them can be customised to suit your wedding theme, preferences and personality.
Whether you're looking for something sweet, savoury or downright decadent, here are 10 unique wedding cake alternatives for couples who just don't like cake:
- Chocolate Fountain
- Ice Cream Cake
Without further ado, let's get started!
Donuts are an easy-to-make option that can serve as a fun alternative to traditional wedding cakes. In addition to being delicious and colourful, donuts can be decorated with a variety of different toppings such as sprinkles, chocolate, icing and more. They are also a great option for guests with dietary restrictions. The versatility of donuts makes them an easy choice for a wedding cake alternative.
If you're looking for a tasty, elegant dessert that will make your guests' mouths water, look no further than croquembouche. Croquembouche is a tower of profiteroles (cream puffs) stacked on top of each other. It's made from choux pastry puffs that can be prepared in advance and decorated any way you like. The best part about croquembouche is that it's super easy to eat.
Macarons are an elegant and delicious alternative to a traditional cake. Macarons are a French meringue-based confection made with egg whites and icing sugar. They can be flavored in various ways, such as vanilla bean or pistachio, and filled with ganache, buttercream, or jam. This delicious treat is one way to celebrate your love that's sure to impress your guests
4. Chocolate Fountain
A chocolate fountain is a fun and interactive dessert centrepiece that is sure to be a hit at your wedding. Treats like strawberries, grapes, marshmallows, doughnuts and profiteroles are great for dipping in chocolate fountains. The beauty of this dessert is that it's incredibly easy to set up and very cost-effective. If you want to make your wedding reception even more memorable, consider adding a chocolate fountain.
If you want something unique—but still gives you the same chocolate fix as a traditional wedding cake—brownies are an excellent choice. Brownies are a great alternative to a wedding cake because they’re inexpensive, easy to serve and customisable. They're also cheap to make and easy to transport. If you really wanted to get creative with your brownie wedding cake, consider cutting the brownies into heart-shaped pieces.
Cupcakes are a classic alternative to a traditional wedding cake. They're more affordable than a large cake, easier to transport and customizable to your wedding theme. They're also easy for guests to take home if they're too full from dinner to eat dessert. If you choose to serve cupcakes at your wedding, you will also avoid any additional cake-cutting fees.
7. Ice Cream Cake
Ice cream cake is the perfect alternative for couples who don't enjoy traditional cake, or for those planning a summer wedding. From sprinkles to cookie dough, there are an endless number of ways to decorate an ice-cream cake. This cold, icy treat will help your guests beat the heat and keep cool on a hot summer day. Ice cream cakes are a delicious choice for a wedding reception, especially if you want to treat your young guests.
When you think of s'mores, you probably envision a campfire, tents and time spent outside. However, you’d be surprised at how well this campfire treat can be transformed into a cake fit for a wedding. All you need are graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. So if you're looking for a little more adventure in your cake-eating experience, consider making s'mores.
A stack of savory buttermilk beauties is sure to make any guest happy. This tasty alternative to a traditional wedding cake is great for the budget and is super easy to make. All you need is a stack of pancakes, some syrup and some simple decorations. And best of all, you can enjoy any leftovers for breakfast the next day!
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