Sweet Treats: Fun Wedding Cake Alternatives

As weddings and receptions become more unique, many couples are straying from “traditional” aspects when planning their day. For those of you who are looking for the nontraditional addition to your reception, we have some fun alternatives to the classic wedding cake we think you’ll love.

Cupcakes

Cupcakes have become very popular for wedding receptions lately! Order a variety of flavors to appease everyone at your reception, or get your favorites and set them up on a tiered dessert tower as you would a wedding cake. Another option is to set up trays as table centerpieces so guests can have easy access come dessert time!

Credit: Smallcakes Naperville

Credit: Smallcakes Naperville

Donuts

You’ve probably seen the “donut wall” that has received a lot of attention lately. Whether you do a wall, or set out trays or stacks of donuts, this is another great option to add some variety so guests are sure to find a flavor they love!

Credit: The Knot

Credit: The Knot

Sundaes

If ice cream is your go-to dessert (and everyone knows it) incorporating it into your reception can be a fun way to personalize your day! Have a few different flavors to choose from and let guests add their own toppings, like brownie or cookie pieces, candy, sprinkles, and any other sweet treats you can think of!

Credit: Bluebird Aspen

Credit: Bluebird Aspen

Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? Get a variety of your favorite flavors; you can even get some cookie sandwiches, macaroons, or find personalized decorated cookies with your wedding theme or hashtag on them!

Credit: Jaclyn's Cookies

Credit: Jaclyn’s Cookies

Pie

Whatever time of year you’re getting married, pies are always popular. If pies are your favorite dessert, have a dessert table dedicated to every type of pie you love. This is particularly good for fall weddings; the fall pie flavor options seem to be endless!

Credit: Postcard Weddings

Credit: Postcard Weddings

Waffles or Pancakes

This idea is a little far out, but who doesn’t love breakfast? Have a hotel-style breakfast bar set-up; have guests choose their batter and any additions like chocolate chips or blueberries, and make them on the spot. Don’t forget the whipped cream, fruit, and syrup toppings!

 

Credit: FDL Event Consulting

Credit: FDL Event Consulting

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