Let Them {Skip} Cake! Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Cake


 

Maybe cake isn’t your thing. That’s okay; it’s not a requirement. Your wedding should be true to who you are as a couple — if you’re not cake people, don’t serve cake. Here are some sweet alternatives to get you thinking, many of which take the same familiar tiered shape if you’re still looking for that famous focal point at the reception.

RICE CRISPY CAKE: Doesn’t everyone dream about a large rice crispy treat?

rice krispie treat wedding "cake"! // photo by KinaWicks.com
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COOKIE MONSTER: Do you two always split fight over the last Oreo in the row? Pay homage to that cute quirk with an Oreo tower. Plus, the black and white colors lend an ultra-modern effect.

Brides.com: 31 Alternatives to the Classic Wedding Cake. A three-tiered stacked Oreo cookie wedding cake, created by Viewpoint Catering.
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SWOON FOR MACAROONS: Officially the prettiest cookie in the world, macaroons impress when color blocked in rows accenting your wedding palette. They almost look to perfect to taste. Almost.

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CHEESE CAKE (No, not that cheesecake): We’re seeing layered cheese wheel cakes pop up left and right. If a savory after-dinner snack is more your style, stack your favorite fromage and serve with suggested wine pairings for a sophisticated spin.

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PIE, PLEASE: It’s long been an epic debate: cake vs. pie. If you happen to be piehards, a down-home spread of freshly-baked varieties will keep your guests coming back for seconds. Try pie pops, hand pies and mini pies for a new cut on the classic.

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S’MORE S’MORES: Throwing an outdoor bash? Kids and adults will love to create this childhood favorite — plus, they’re a conversation starter. How do you take your s’mores? Lightly toasted? Aflame?

S'MORES at the reception of a wedding. Have a bonfire as a alternative thing for guest to do besides dance, and s'mores are the perfect desert alternative to a cake! plus it makes for a fun detail photo!
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DOUGHNUTS, DUH: What better way to soak up wine and champagne than an ooey, gooey doughnut? Finger lickin’ good.

A three-tiered donut tower by Dough | Brides.com
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