I know it sounds crazy, but there are people out there who don’t LOVE wedding cake. So if you aren’t a cake fanatic, or if you’re looking for something different to serve at your wedding; look no further.
Some forward-thinking couples are opting for non-traditional treats to celebrate their “I dos.” We’ve rounded up 11 wedding cake alternatives that will leave you hungry for more.
1. Gelato Cake
Unleash your inner six-year old with a fancy adult version of the infamous Freddo ice-cream cake. You can opt for a fully-fledged icy confection creation (al la Messina’s mushroom cake pictured below), or have your own gelato stand where guests can scoop their own frozen treats and finish with decadent toppings of their choice.
Macaron towers became a huge wedding trend in 2014 and there’s no sign of it slowing down! Not only are they delicious and easy to eat (no smeared lipstick here!), but they’re a delicate and pretty statement piece to a cake table. You can mix and match hundreds of different flavours, so they’ll be a hit with all your guests. Pictured below is Laduree’s tasty tower of macarons.
3. Waffle Station
This is a fantastic way to bring a little nostalgia into your wedding. A waffle station can have loads of fresh in season fruits, miniature chocolates and lollies and toppings galore, but the best part is that it can double as a cake and a dessert – saving you big $$$. My Sweet Boutique can provide a fresh waffle station, as well as a rustic looking waffle tower.
4. Cheese Cake
Not everyone has a sweet tooth, so if you’re the type to order a cheese over chocolate for dessert, maybe a cheese cake is for you. This isn’t your traditional sweet cheesecake, we’re talking savoury wheels of brie, camembert and edam piled atop each other to create a rustic looking treat. Chef’s About Catering believes you should be generous to guests by adding extra crackers and fruits (figs, dates and grapes are our favourites).
5. Miniature Cakes
Cupcake are fun, easy to eat and don’t require any cutlery or plates; making them perfect for eating while you’re working the room or tearing up the dance floor. These beautifully decorated cupcakes by Sweet Bloom Cakes look divine on a tiered cake stand.
6. Doughnut Tower
Another hand-held dessert, doughnut towers are sure to be a hit with sugar-lovers everywhere. Whether you prefer original, or pink sprinkles, doughnut towers are a fun alternatives to traditional cakes and we couldn’t go past a Krispy Kreme stack for our photoshoot!
7. Dessert Buffet
If you want an injection of bright colours and serious flavours, dessert buffets could be the answer. Piled high with sweet treats from tiramisu, mousse and cheescakes, these buffets can take the place of dessert, cake AND be used as a take home goodie bag for guests. Pictured below are some of F&R Creations’ treats.