Deliciously Fun Wedding Cake Alternatives

It used to be that a wedding was not complete without a gorgeous, multi-tiered wedding cake. This is definitely not the case anymore! And while cupcakes were the hot trend for the last few years (and still going strong), couples these days are getting more creative with dessert.

More often than not, the traditional wedding cake is taking a back-seat, or at least getting smaller to make room for a multitude of other desserts (the more desserts the better, right?!). Check out these fun and delicious ideas…

This cream puff tower make for a light yet satisfying end to the wedding feast.

Cream puff tower Mirelle Carmichael Photography via Style Me Pretty

This donut tower also offers bit-sized portions, but with a whimsical twist.

donut tower Divine Order Photography via Weddingbee

You might want to embrace the modern “dessert table” trend with a selection of ALL different types of goodies! You may even choose to add a traditional wedding cake to the table too!

44. Alicia & Kris. Newberry Library Wedding. iLuvPhoto. Sweetchic Events. Dessert Table I Luv Photo (see more of this Newberry Library wedding here, and here)

For those with a slightly more rustic-themed wedding, a pie bar would fit the bill.

flapper-wedding-homemade-pie-DIY6  Meg Ruth Photography via Ruffled


One of my favorite ideas is to serve multiple mini-cakes that pull double duty as table centerpieces!

wedding cake centerpieces 1 Genevieve Nisly via Style Me Pretty

Having a summer wedding and looking for a treat to cool down? A vintage ice-cream cart is cute and delicious!

lauren-jimmy  634 Steve Koo Photography    (see more of this Chicago History Museum wedding here, and here)

Guests can have a creative dessert making experience through an interactive smore’s bar. And its not just s’mores! The options for interactive dessert bars are endless (popcorn, frozen yogurt, hot chocolate….)

smoresbar ellybevents Jolynne Photography via Elly B Events

Are you having a wedding cake, or are you opting for something completely different? If you’re already married, would you try this new trend?



  1. You are so interesting! I don’t think I’ve truly read anything like that before.
    So great to find someone with genuine thoughts on this subject matter.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with some original thinking!
    Thanks, Russel

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