5 Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake
This day and age, everyone is on a kick of doing things differently. Not following the mold and starting new traditions. As wedding planners---We are on board! Things get mundane and boring if there is never a fresh approach. With that said, we are loving all the different takes on alternatives to wedding cakes that we have been seeing over the past year! There are so many different directions a dessert table can take these days and it makes it that much more fun to style and make the table a focal point of the event design. Here are some of our favorite ideas and designs that take the place of a traditional wedding cake:
Macarons - Thanksgiving Point’s three-tier macaron stand is stunning. We love that the presentation resembles that of a traditional wedding cake, but also provides the uniqueness and style we adore.
Donuts - Donuts can easily reflect your style for the big day, by adding frosting and sprinkles from your color palette. Though, dressing up plain donuts can also be easy. We love this donut tier by Meg Ruth. So sweet and simple! If planning a fall wedding, we suggest pairing donuts with hot cider or coffee.
Strawberry Shortcake - We adore these strawberry shortcake jars by Lisa Vorce. These are the perfect addition to your summer wedding, especially when served in mason jars. Not only is it a lovely presentation, it’s also convenient for guests to grab and enjoy. If you’re looking for a dessert to serve during the cooler months, though, we suggest swapping out the shortcake for another favorite sweet.
Ice Cream Floats - Ice cream is always a hit among guests – especially in the form of an ice cream float bar. This is an unexpected, fun way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. And, who doesn’t love a trip down memory lane? Single bottled root beer or ginger ale are great soda options for your guests to create their own floats.
Pies - Classic and gorgeous! We love when our brides choose to serve pie at the reception. Since there are a variety of pie flavors, it’s easy to please guests’ taste buds, and they can be served during any season.
Whatever the theme or aesthetic of your wedding...there will certainly be many different ways to get creative and incorporate desserts that can take place of the traditional wedding cake. Start with brainstorming different colors, shapes and textures that would compliment your overall design and think about what would really add that cherry on top...in a delicious yet beautiful way!