Your special day should be just that – special. As you consider show-stopping flower arrangements, unique venues, and gowns worthy of a modern-day princess, why not continue bending the curve with wedding cake alternatives?
Below, we’ve listed five of our favorite twists. We’ll explore fine French delicacies, indulgent Italian delights, and (perhaps the best) donut walls. Pour yourself a cup of tea while we start rolling out the dough!
1. Macaron Towers
Imagine strolling down a bustling Parisian street while boulangeries overflow with colorful macarons. Well, you can stack up those gorgeous wonders into neat little towers of macarons.
Actually, there are many ways to display these melt-in-your-mouth treats. You can also purchase afternoon tea plates and stack them up according to color or flavor.
To no surprise, we have another French delicacy to add to the list. Like macarons, they also happen to look great in the form of several tiers.
Croquembouche is a traditional French pastry that’s both fluffy and mouth-watering. Bakers tie it all together with caramel syrup, allowing it to be molded into an array of designs. Then, anything from spun sugar to ribbons of pearl are fair game when it comes to decoration.
Let’s leave France for Italy. Millefoglie is a traditional Italian dessert that’s both delicate and delectable. It features layers of custard cream, puff pastry, and fresh fruit.
It won’t leave your guests feeling overstuffed (which means extended hours out on the dancefloor). When considering all your wedding catering options, it’s just nice to know there are alternative offerings for a traditional wedding cake.
4. Donut Wall
Was your first date in a coffee shop? Then, this is a no-brainer. Donut walls are seriously fun, majorly quirky, and can even tie into that fateful first date!
We love donut walls because they won’t cost you much if you’d like to DIY them. All you need is a pegboard and some paint. Perhaps you’ll throw a sprig of green over the top or dash a little glitter under your final coat of paint.
Whether you display a giant wall of donuts or set three or four pegboards atop your dessert table, this is a fun conversation-started for every wedding reception.
5. Dessert Table
What’s the cliché about having your cake and eating it, too? What if you had an entire dessert table filled with sugary delights and allowed everyone to eat that, too? This opens you to a colorful sprawl of everything under the sun.
You can tailor the dessert table to match your wedding colors. There, guests will be able to help themselves to cake pops, macarons, cupcakes, petite pies, cookies, and more. It’s self-serve and, best of all, open all night long.
Our Favorite Wedding Cake Alternatives
There you have it! If you’re seeking an out-of-the-box way to tie the know and cut the cake, we hope some of these wedding cake alternatives will work for you.
If you’re honeymooning in Paris, croquembouche it is. If you guys are learning Italian together as a bonding opportunity, then why not raise a glass with a slice of millefoglie in hand?
Here at Wishes Planet, we love to brighten people’s lives with unique gift ideas, as well as tips and tricks for the perfect celebration. In these moments, all the little details matter and you can be the one who adds a rainbow to somebody’s already-sunny sky.