A Wedding Without Cake: What Are the Alternatives?

There are a lot of traditions that go into planning the perfect wedding, from planning a bridal shower, to choosing the right food for your guests, getting alterations in dresses, and lastly, test-tasting a variety of wedding cakes. The wedding cake is a tradition that not many pass up, but there are not a lot of rules when it comes to planning a wedding, and the same goes for choosing a cake.

Rarely do we see weddings without a wedding cake, but when we do, sometimes those are the most memorable (and the most delicious). If you’re considering going against the stacked-high, over-the-top, decadent wedding cake tradition, fear not, because there are a lot of other alternatives out there for the perfect wedding dessert on your special wedding day.

Cupcake Tower

Easily one of the more “non-traditional traditions,” the cupcake tower is one that many brides and grooms choose over a traditional wedding cake. Usually a few tiers high or sometimes more, the cupcake tower is perfect for individualizing cakes for your guests. Most wedding cakes are white cake, but with a cupcake tower, each individual cake can be a different flavor of icing or flavor of cake.

Most cupcake towers conform to one flavor, but at least the option is there if you need it. Lastly, no messy cutting needed!

Tiered Tower of Donuts

This alternative wedding cake has been rising in popularity over the past couple years. Like the cupcake tower, donuts can be individualized, giving your guests the option to choose a donut of their liking–glaze, chocolate-covered, pink frosting, sprinkles. Also a great option for weddings with a lot of children–kids will love a “donut wedding cake.”

Rice Krispy Wedding Cake

The rice krispy cake is one for the books. It’s not only unusual, but people will still love it. And, it’s something you can easily make yourself at home. If you’re on a tight budget, a rice krispy cake with a bit of chocolate (or white chocoate) drizzel will do the trick.

Assortment of Pies

Who doesn’t love pie? A nice display of pies is a great alternative. This, too, allows you to be a little more creative with your choices of flavors. Pie is also a great fall “wedding cake” option. Even better, pies can be homemade, making for an especially memorable wedding dessert at your reception.

Tiered Macaron Stand

If you’ve never had macarons, you’re missing out. They’re essentially a French sweet meringue-based confection cake made out of egg white, icing sugar, grandulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring to give them a bit of character. The small little candy cakes would make a wonderfully elegant cake, decorated with pastel colors and flowers.

About the Author: Jen is a guest contributor from www.theperfectcardbox.com, offering wedding card boxes to keep wedding gifts safe and secure, as well as a place to display your memories in photos.

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