If you’re not a fan of wedding cake, or you’re just looking for something a little bit different for your big day, check out these awesome wedding cake alternatives…
A traditional wedding dessert in Italy and France, a croquembouche is a tower of filled choux pastry balls (like profiteroles) held together with spun sugar. This dessert has just as much visual impact and elegance as a tiered cake, but is a lot lighter.
You heard it here first – wedding meringues are the new cupcakes! They’re light, fun and easy to make any colour you choose (which means you can match them to your wedding theme!). If you want to make them a little more ‘dessert-like’, why not try a wedding pavlova, or mini pavlovas as seen here?
Macaroon towers are perfect for giving your wedding an elegant French-inspired feel. They come in truly delicious flavours and a whole host of chic pastel shades, which makes them ideal for a pretty vintage wedding theme. Why not try an ombre effect on your tower, or decorating them with fresh flowers?
One for the chocolate-lovers! This fun (and delicious!) alternative to wedding cake is surprisingly affordable, and is perfect for chocoholic couples who prefer no-fuss foods to delicate petit-fours. Decorate with icing sugar and fresh berries for contrast.
This is a classic wedding cake alternative for couples who prefer savoury to sweet, and it makes a great evening buffet option for peckish guests – simply serve with plenty of fresh fruit, chutneys and breads. This is our top choice for cake alternatives that keep well, too.
Wedding pies are big in the USA, but this updated version has to be one of our favourites for cute cake alternatives! Individual round or heart-shaped pie pops are easier for guests to eat than pie slices (and involve less washing up!), and mean you can fill them with a range of different flavours.
Who says your wedding pies have to be sweet? This quirky take on the wedding pie is perfect for couples wanting something savoury yet hearty – and pork pies can look just as pretty as any regular pie! Just pop a larger one on top with a cute wedding topper.
Another huge trend in the US, doughnut towers and walls have been taking the wedding world by storm! You could stick to cute and kitschy sprinkle doughnuts for that Americana look, or have custom icing made to match your wedding flowers, or simply stick to good old sugar and jam! Just be ready with the napkins…
Stomach rumbling? Take a look at the latest wedding cake trends for 2017 here!