10 Wedding Cake Alternatives

When it comes to celebrating the bride’s big day, the sweet-lover in us cannot hep but dream about the reception and what type of dessert will await!  While our hearts flutter for a traditional wedding cake, we also love the creative takes we have seen on the classic. From donuts to truffles, here are 10 of our favorite wedding cake alternatives!

Doughnut Wedding Cake

This doughnut wedding cake is a simple and sweet dessert alternative and with so many flavor options–sprinkles to maple glaze–guests will love this treat any time of the day!

Photo: MegRuth Photo

Three Tier Bundt Cake

Inspired by the European fruit cake, the Bundt cake‘s ring-shape makes it unique and its sweetness extends into each blissful bite!

Photo: Cyn Kain Photography

Ombre Cake Pop Wedding Cake

The cake pop trend continues to impress, especially when they are gorgeously displayed like these ombre pops by Brew Ha Ha!

Photo: Ashleigh Jayne Photography

Croquembouche Cake

As the traditional French wedding cake, the croquembouche is a towering confection of cream-filled puff pastries–a must for a Parisian-inspired affair!

Photo: Lisa Warninger 

Truffle Wedding Cake

Inspired by Marie Antoinette, this rosé champagne truffle cake by Peggy Porschen is four tiers of sweet perfection!

Photo: AphroditeNet Photography and Georgia Glynn Smith Photography for Peggy Porschen

Red Velvet Vanilla and Chocolate Naked Cake

Naked cakes just might be our favorite take on the classic! Oozing with rustic elegance, this beautiful dessert is stunning in its simplicity. We especially love the idea of creating red velvet, chocolate, and vanilla layers like in this gorgeous cake!

Photo: Eric Kelley

Oreo Wedding Cake

Create a tower using your favorite cookie to create a fabulous and fun display like this Oreo wedding cake!

Photo: Andi Mans Photography

Macaron Wedding Cake

This macaron wedding cake by The Waldorf Astoria Chicago takes center stage with its height and gorgeous design–a beautiful way to add a little French flair to the big day or bridal shower!

Photo: Julia Franzosa Photography

Rice Krispie Berry Wedding Cake

This Rice Krispie cake is a fun take on the childhood favorite! You can easily make this cake one-of-a-kind by adding ribbon or even a cake topper!

Photo: Evan Hunt Photography

Fruit and Cheese Cake

fruit and cheese cake plus the perfect wine pairings easily creates a fabulous idea for cocktail hour!

Photo: Aneta MAK