Wedding Cake Alternatives

Looking to depart from the traditional wedding cake, or not a cake fan in general? For the couples that want to switch things up yet still feature a dessert all their guests will love, there are no limitations when it comes to choosing wedding cake alternatives. Today, we will provide you with a few wedding dessert options, but feel free to get creative with your choice!

Hallas Photo

Hallas Photo

Ice Cream 

Ice cream is a classic dessert that can be served so many ways! Let guests serve themselves by creating a sundae bar with an abundance of toppings, or dish it out in mini cones, ice cream sandwiches, or even ice cream cake. During a wedding in the summertime, ice cream is a must!

Donuts

Who doesn’t love donuts? Whether you choose to serve them by themselves or as an addition to a wedding cake, they are sure to be a hit! They will pair so well with coffee at the end of the night, and there are endless ways to display them. 

Bundt Cake

If you’d still like to have a cake cutting ceremony while branching out from the traditional wedding cake, you might want to consider a bundt cake. A bundt cake is a unique option that can be decorated just as extravagantly as the white layer cakes we commonly see. This could also be the perfect option for a smaller wedding. See Nothing Bundt Cakes within our vendors list!

Mix & Match Sweets Bar

Can’t decide on one dessert? A mix and match bar might be perfect for you! This couple opted for pies, cookies, and two types of cake. Not only can you mix and match desserts, but you can add in some savory bites for those who don’t like sweets.

Photos by Ava Vienneau

Photos by Ava Vienneau

 Cookies

If a wedding cake isn’t your vibe, opt for cookies instead! Cookies can be made in many shapes, sizes, and flavors, making them easily customizable and allowing for as much or little personalization as you want.

John Myers Photography

John Myers Photography

Look at the details of these cookies! See more from our gallery here.

Pie

A pie would be a great replacement for a wedding cake as they come in so many flavors so you can please all your guests! You can also serve them with ice cream making for two dessert options. 

John Myers Photography

John Myers Photography

Cheese

If you’re thinking of omitting sweets altogether, serve your guests a cheese assortment, like a charcuterie board! Cheeses paired with the right crackers, fruits, nuts, and even honey, can make for the perfect savory yet sweet treat.

 

Which of these tasty treats is your favorite? When selecting a dessert for your wedding, it’s all about preference, and you certainly don’t have to serve cake if that’s not your thing. Ultimately, your guests are there to celebrate you and will be happy with anything. If you’ve been inspired to choose a dessert other than cake for your wedding, you can check out some more wedding cake alternatives here

Lara Howell Photography

Lara Howell Photography

Cover Photo: John Myers Photography

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