10 alternatives to wedding cake

Cake isn’t your thing? Get creative with these sweets instead.
Crystal Stokes

I’ll admit – I’m a sucker for a good buttercream frosting. But if you’re not a fan of the traditional wedding cake, spending a big chunk of change for the sake of sticking to tradition doesn't make much sense. Use your dessert as a chance to get creative and show some personality. Check out these 10 alternatives to a traditional cake.


  1. Ice cream bar
    Perfect for kids of all ages!
  2. Doughnut tower
    Use frosting in your wedding colors for added flair.
  3. Seasonal pies
    Think pumpkin and rhubarb for fall.
  4. Candy bar
    Display an assortment of chocolates and sweet-and-sour treats.
  5. S’mores
    Perfect for outdoor weddings with fire pits.
  6. Milk & cookies
    We recommend a variety, from chocolate chip to shortbread.
  7. Mini cheesecakes
    Especially perfect for spring and summer.
  8. Crepes
    Use a variety of flavors, like apple-cinnamon and nutella.
  9. Breakfast for dessert
    Belgian waffles with chocolate drizzle? Sign me up!
  10. Mini dessert buffet
    A little bit of everything, from brownie pops to key lime tarts. 
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