Details I Love — Wedding Cake Alternatives

Yep, you guessed it…another “breaking tradition” idea with a Details I Love post! 🙂 Wedding cake alternatives are becoming extremely popular…but I bet most people are just thinking cupcakes…

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan

While cupcakes have become a very popular alternative to wedding cakes, there are many other options as well!  Check out these other alternatives and get creative 🙂


1) Pie Bar — Remember Adel & Max’s amazing pie bar?

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan

 Pick some of your favorite pie flavors to share with your guests in lieu of a traditional cake!

Photo credit: Jessica Watson Photography


2) Ice Cream — Consider serving various flavors of ice cream!  Guests can choose their own toppings, too.  This is sure to be a favorite…especially on a hot day!


3) Dessert Bar — Having a dessert bar allows guests to pile on a variety of your favorite treats.  Want to save some money?  Consider having family members help out by baking some favorite family baked goods to serve to your guests like Karyn & Joshua did!

Photo credit: Kelley Finnegan


4) Carnival treats — Who doesn’t enjoy cotton candy, funnel cakes, caramel apples, and so on?  Consider serving these childhood favorites!

Photo credit: Jessamyn Harris Photographer


5) Chocolate fountain — Last year, I attended a friend’s wedding with a chocolate fountain as an alternative to cake.  She had a variety of fruits, marshmallows, etc. to dip into the yummy fountain 🙂


6) Other Cake Alternatives — For even more ideas on how to get creative with your wedding dessert:

Photo credit: Martha Stewart Weddings


Maybe some brides are thinking… “But Kelley, what about the cake cutting tradition?  Won’t I lose out on this experience by having a wedding cake alternative?!”

Don’t worry ladies…if this is a concern for you, consider purchasing a small cake that will simply be used for cake cutting photos:



Happy Thursday


Happy Eating! 🙂


One thought on “Details I Love — Wedding Cake Alternatives

  1. Mom says:

    Yummy yummy yummy! I like creme brulee and cheesecake ideas as well, or how about a tiramisu? Yum yum yum!

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