Wedding Cake Alternatives
While a tiered wedding cake can wow your guests, there are other options for reception desserts. Skip the cake and get creative.
Wedding Cake AlternativesWhile a tiered wedding cake can wow your guests, there are other options for decadent reception desserts, ranging from donuts to s’mores.
Tiered Donut TowerPlace these donuts on a tiered tower for a wedding cake look that's only a fraction of the cost. Pair with coffee drinks or dessert wines.
Ice Cream CakeIt may still be a cake, but an ice cream cake is a fun alternative for a sweltering summer wedding. Guests will love cooling down with this sweet treat. Just be sure to be mindful of serving time-- this is one dessert that won't keep if left in the sun.
Cheesecake TartletsWith bite-sized desserts, guests won’t feel so guilty indulging in one (or three). Arrange assorted flavors on a tiered tower for an elegant look with ease.
A Mini Pie BarNot a cake person? Try some pie. Guests can grab these mini pies without waiting to be served. For a fall wedding try pecan or pumpkin and for summer weddings try blueberry or blackberry.
A Cupcake BarSavor the flavor of wedding cake in cupcakes. Dainty and delicate, these cupcakes are as beautiful as a wedding cake, and knife-free.
Cake PopsDecorate these precious pops to match your wedding palette. Craft a tiered tower to hold them for a grandiose presentation guests will swoon over.
A S'mores BarS’mores bring the warmth of childhood and campfires to any event. Provide homemade marshmallows, gourmet chocolate, and an open flame (or bonfire).
Fresh Twists on Ice CreamGive your guests an ice cream bar with a variety of fun, fresh flavors with toppings on the side.
Craving CheesecakeYour guest will rave when they see these rich, fruity, creamy cheesecakes displayed on the dessert table.
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