It’s no secret that one of the most important elements of any celebration (especially weddings) is the cake. It’s a whole extravagant production: the tiers, the decoration, the flavor, the cake toppers, and even the cake cutting itself – this delicious dessert is what makes the special day even sweeter. However, with so many non-traditional weddings taking place today, that means the cakes are changing too. In fact, a trend being seen more and more is not to have a cake at all, but instead have a unique alternative to serve your guests. Here are some ideas we think are sure to make a memorable reception and still satisfy a sweet tooth.
You really can have your cake and eat it too! This take on non-traditional wedding cakes is trending for all of its creative possibilities! The chalkboard designs are customizable and unique: no two designs will be the same. Don’t let this chalkboard appearance fool you…it’s completely edible!
Let’s face it: some people prefer cupcakes over regular cake. So rather than giving of a slice of cake per wedding guest, try these cupcakes instead! These cupcake cakes are becoming more popular among today’s weddings. They can still be arranged to resemble a multi-tiered wedding cake – but with a trendy twist.
Cake Pop Cake
Cake pops, resembling adorable lollipops, are great for either replacing the traditional wedding cake or for simply adding to the desserts! Guests can even take them on the road – they could make perfect wedding favors when individually wrapped. The sticks make them easy to eat…maybe in just one bite!
No, you haven’t stumbled upon a Homer Simpson-inspired wedding…these donut cakes are the newest possibility in wedding cake alternatives. It’ll probably save you a ton too! Keep the tiered-look to display the sweet attraction, but have each layer be a different flavor. The possibilities are endless. (Do-nut be afraid to try this idea!)
Can’t decide on a flavor for your wedding cake? Maybe you want chocolate but your groom wants vanilla. Why not have them both? Now, you and your groom won’t have to disagree or take the time to decide on one flavor only. Marriage is all about compromise after all…
Edible Photo Cake
A perfect option to truly make memories last at your wedding, this photo cake is an amazing way to make your cake more personal. Some bakery companies can actually take photos and turn them into edible, decorative additions to your wedding cake!
Rice Krispies Treat Cake
Forget batter and dough all together – this is a whole new way to provide your guests a different type of dessert. You can opt to have an entire tower of Rice Krispies Treats…completely shaped to resemble a cake. You can still add on touches of color and other decorations or cake toppers so that it reflects your wedding theme.
Maybe French desserts are more your style. In this case, try this colorful assortment of macarons. They can be stacked and arranged to take on the shape of tiered cake, but these little round bites of sweetness are light and airy alternatives to slices of cake. They also add a touch of sophistication and culture.
There’s more to cakes than just the normal square or round shapes. Now there are heart-shaped cakes, flower-shaped cakes, topsy-turvy cakes, and much more! These can come in all sizes, from mini to massive. They can really make for a more fun, creative spin on traditional (sometimes boring) wedding cakes.