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.
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