20 Delicious & Unique Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake
Almost 4 years ago, when a little stuck for content one day, I created a roundup of some fabulous alternatives to the traditional wedding cake. It was one of the posts that attracted most of CVBs 4 million Pinterest followers, that secured its place in the top 100 Wedding Blogs and made it the number one international wedding blog for Vintage brides. It remains one of Chic Vintage Brides most popular posts even today and with today’s couples always looking for or creating something new, and wedding trends always emerging, I thought it was well past time I create an update – with a few classics as well as some new favourites!
You see, whilst traditional wedding cakes are timeless, and will never go out of fashion, I know that not all of today’s couples want to settle for the classic white confection. They want to end their day how it started – distinctive, unique and about them. After all, you will have spent months making sure every other part of your day is uniquely you (from your dress to the wedding breakfast and everything in between), so why forgo personality in favour of tradition when it comes to the wedding cake?
Whether you just aren’t a fan of cake or are addicted to a certain sweet treat, your wedding dessert is the perfect opportunity to wow your guests one last time. So choose a confection that reflects you – your style, your tastes, your memories; and you will look forward to unveiling and eating it all day!
Whatever your style, theme, venue or budget, you are sure to find a ‘wedding cake’ that you and your guests will love amongst these delicious alternatives…..
1.Rice Krispy Cake
For the couple who are still kids at heart…
Ashleigh Jayne Weddings via Burnetts Boards
2. A Fresh Scone Tower (including cream and strawberries)
Perfect for an English inspired, or Afternoon-Tea wedding!
Smallpiece Catering, Photography ~ Angela Ward-Brown via Love My Dress
3. Smore Wedding Cake
For a backyard or glamping wedding – it should be eaten wrapped in a blanket beside a roaring fire….
4. Ombre Crepe Tower
Because breakfast food is yummy any time of the day!
Spanglish Studios via Wedding Chicks
Or you could always go with half and half?!…
The Hospitality Sweet, Photography ~ Katie Jane Photography via Burnetts Boards
5. Doughnut Tower
For the fun laid back couple…..
Elyse Hall Photography via SMP
6. Fruit Pie Tower
A hearty Winter warmer perfect for those colder months – especially drizzled with vanilla bean custard!
Indigo Jones Eats, Photography ~ Loblee Photography via Royal Lace Bridal
7. Oreo Wedding Cake
For dunking in those glasses of milk at the end of the night…
Hibben Photography from Fab You Bliss via Aisle Society
8. Pie Pops
Perfect pick up treats for a rustic Fall wedding….
Sweet Lauren Cakes, Photography Michele Beckwith Photography
9. Cheesecake Wedding Cake
For the traditional look without the sponge…
Natural Harry, Photography ~ Nikole Ramsay via Hello May
10. A Strawberry Tower
For the Summer wedding…
Jessica Fairchild Photography via Artfully Wed
Or for something with a European flavour…..
11. Belgian Waffle Wedding Cake
12. Black Forest Pavlova
13. Cannoli Cake
Marilyn Duvall Photography via Wedding Chicks
14. Croque En Bouche
Cendrillon Traiter, Photography ~ Pearl Pictures via Love My Dress
15. Norwegian Wedding Cake
Emm And Clau via SMP
16. Bundt Wedding Cake
Ken Kienow Photography via Wedding Chicks
17. Macaron Wedding Cake
Baking Chick, Photography ~ Naomi Kenton via Rock My Wedding
Or how about an oversized Macaron Cake?
18. Ice Cream Cake
For the summer wedding….
Lindsey Orton via Wedding Chicks
Or an Ice Cream Cart for something a little easier to serve!
Shell De Mar via Boho Weddings
Or for the bride & groom who don’t like sweet treats…..
19. A Pork Pie Tower
Wilsons Butchers, Photography ~ John Hope Photography via Love My Dress
20. Cheese Tower
Sandoval Studios Photography via Style Me Pretty
Now if those haven’t got your imagination racing and your mouth watering I don’t know what will! If you’re still not sure though, you will find lots more wedding cake inspiration over on CVB’s Wedding Cakes Pinterest board and Wedding Dessert Tables board. Or for more ideas suited to the seasons, take a look at wedding cakes perfect for Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter right here.