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7 Wedding Cake Alternatives

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Not every­one likes cake. It’s nor­mal, although not some­thing we per­son­al­ly under­stand. Alter­na­tive­ly, some peo­ple just may not want to spend an exor­bi­tant amount on a pro­fes­sion­al­ly made cake. Now that we under­stand. With more and more peo­ple going with cup­cakes instead of cake, we’re even get­ting away from that with these sev­en wed­ding cake alter­na­tives. 

1. Macaroons

Mac­a­roons make for a great cake alter­na­tive for ease, as well as a great taste. These lit­tle beau­ties light and sweet and come in a wide vari­ety of fla­vors. Stack on a tiered cake tray and you even have a cake look-alike.

2. Cookies

Cook­ies are by far cheap­er than cake and can some­times be just as yum­my! Plus, there are so many options for fla­vor and style. You can have beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed indi­vid­ual cook­ies or we’ve even seen a tiered cook­ie cake with lay­ers and lay­ers of cook­ies with icing in between. 

wedding cookies mr and mrs and roses

3. Pie

Pie is a great alter­na­tive to cake because it is so dif­fer­ent, while also being a great dessert option. While pie is fine for any sea­son, we’re par­tic­u­lar­ly excit­ed to see pies at fall and win­ter wed­dings. Can you imag­ine hav­ing warm apple or cher­ry pie at a cool-tem­per­a­ture event? We sure can. Our mouths are already water­ing. Plus anoth­er advan­tage is that you can go as fruity or as sweet and choco­latey as you want.

4. Cake Pops

Every­thing you love about cake but in a bite-sized por­tion. The mid­dles are always so creamy—sometimes it’s even bet­ter than reg­u­lar cake! You can’t feel bad about hav­ing more than one when they’re that small and we won’t tat­tle if you do indulge.  

5. Donuts

Who doesn’t love donuts? They’re so fun and per­fect for a chill wed­ding. And bet­ter yet, they are so much cheap­er to pro­duce than a fan­cy cake. We’ve also seen donuts used as wed­ding favors,  which is great since it gives your guests some­thing actu­al­ly usable and they have a snack after they par­ty all night long. And so many puns. 

donuts at a wedding reception

6. Cheesecake

Is cheese­cake cake or is it pie? No one real­ly knows for sure. Either way, though, we are total­ly down. One great thing about cheese­cake, besides how amaz­ing it tastes, is that it is easy to have in mul­ti­ple sizes. You can have a reg­u­lar sized cheese­cake all the way down to bite-sized. And the dif­fer­ent sizes won’t change the fla­vor or the con­struc­tion. 

7. Cheese

For those of you strange peo­ple who don’t like sweets at all, cheese is a cool alter­na­tive that can be stacked like a tiered cake. There are plen­ty of oth­er savory options out there (meat pies, any­one?), but if we can’t have cake, we at least want cheese.

There are so many options out there. You def­i­nite­ly can’t say your lim­it­ed. In fact, wed­dings nowa­days are more per­son­al than ever, giv­ing you so much room to explore your sweet tooth—or not, if that’s your thing. The most impor­tant thing is that you are hap­py.

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