Delicious Wedding Cake Alternatives

From serving donuts on a cake stand to a refreshing ice cream cake, your guests will love to taste something a little different from a traditional wedding cake. Think outside the box and get inspired with these 12 delicious wedding cake alternatives:

1. Waffle Cake

1. Waffle Cake
Cake by The Bride's Diary

A waffle cake with berries and cream is the perfect wedding cake for a springtime wedding and it is best to serve it at brunch accompanied with maple syrup and ice cream!

2. Crepe Cake

2. Crepe Cake
Cake by The Bride's Diary

Your guests will simply adore a layered crepe cake alternative! Who doesn’t like crepes? You can fill it with anything from chocolate or maple syrup and decorate the top with fresh berries or flowers.

3. Layered Meringue Cake

3. Layered Meringue Cake

A layered meringue cake is a great DIY idea. You can make this French rustic cake yourself easily as all you need is egg whites, cream, sugar and berries for decoration.

4. Cheese Cake

4. Cheese Cake

If you want to surprise your guests with something luxurious and truly unique, why not make a cake from delicious cheeses! You can decorate this spectacular cheese cake with flowers and fresh fruit and serve it with wine.

5. Donut Cake

5. Donut Cake

A yummy donut cake is a wonderful, relaxed alternative to a classic multi-tiered wedding cake. Everybody loves donuts and you can serve many different flavours and colours on a pretty cake stand.

6. Mini Cakes

6. Mini Cakes

A modern take on the traditional cupcake, mini cakes are the latest wedding cake alternative! Created to look like wedding cakes just downsized and served on a single plate. Create a deseert bar filled with mini cakes or have 1 mini cake per table.

7. Macaron Pops

7. Macaron Pops
Macarons by Nectar & Stone

Macaron pops are a very colourful and decorative alternative to the traditional cake pops. Who needs a real cake if you have these gorgeous macarons dipped in chocolate and on a stick so they are super easy to eat and display at your reception.

8. Ice Cream Cake

8. Ice Cream Cake
Cakes from Food To Love

If you want to serve a refreshing dessert for a summer wedding, you could opt for an ice cream cake. Or make a whole ice cream bar self-service for your guests.

9. Semi Naked Cakes

9. Semi Naked Cakes
Cake by Sweet Bakes

Whether you call them semi-naked, half-dressed or barely-frosted, this twist on the naked cake trend is one of our favourites! The cake layers are able to show through while still keeping the sides nice and straight. Not as casual as the naked cake, it still has a rustic feel.  

10. Macarons

10. Macarons
Macarons by Jenna Rae Cakes

Colourful French macaroons have been popular for weddings and a macaroon tower is still one of the most popular wedding cake alternatives. Create a few macaron towers on a dessert table for a modern take.

11. Raw Cake

11. Raw Cake

Created from delicious whole-food ingredients, raw cakes are the latest wedding trend much loved by brides and grooms who prefer healthy desserts. Gluten free, diary free and vegan a raw cake will please all of your guests no matter what their dietary requirements are. 

12. Multiple Cakes

12. Multiple Cakes

You said you can only have 1 wedding cake? Why not opt for smaller cakes in different flavours! We think this is going to be the latest wedding cake alternative for 2016. Have your cake maker create varying sizes and favours and place them on cake plates or stands on a long table at your reception. 

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