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12 Unique Wedding Cake Alternatives

Every little detail of your wedding day should reflect you and your groom, right down to dessert! And while we love the classic elegance of a tiered tower of buttercream, sometimes cake just doesn’t cut it. Check out our 12 Unique Wedding Cake Alternatives below. Because nobody should have a boring dessert table!

#1 – S’mores Station

It’s no secret that we here at Marrygrams love a good s’more. But why stop at favors? Give your guests an interactive dessert experience with a DIY s’mores station! For a fun twist on an old favorite, use different flavors of chocolate or add sprinkles in your wedding colors!

S'mores Bar Wedding Cake Alternative
Copyright: Happy Wedd

#2 – Fruit and Cheese Plate

Give your guests something to remember with a gorgeous tower of cheese and fruit. A wooden serving board adds the perfect amount of rustic charm.

Cheese Cake Wedding Alternative
Copyright: Paula O’Hara

#3 – Pie

Pie is a wedding staple for a reason. We especially love the homemade touch of these little pies in a jar!

Pie in a Jar Wedding Cake Alternative
Copyright: Foodie Fun

#4 – Ice Cream Station

I scream, you scream, your wedding screams for ice cream! Whether served in a cone or at a DIY sundae bar, ice cream is a treat that is sure to please even the pickiest sweet tooth.

Ice Cream Bar Wedding Cake Alternative
Copyright: Colin Cowie Weddings

#5 – Crepe Cake

Do you still want the traditional cake cutting moment without the white towers? Look no further! Crepe cakes are trendy, delicious and beautiful.

Crepe Wedding Cake Alternative
Copyright: Lavender and Twine

#6 – Candy Bar

We love self serve candy bars because they also double as great wedding favors! Customize even further with candies in your wedding colors.

Candy Bar Alternative Wedding Cake
Copyright: Courtney Jade Photography

#7 – Cookies

Who says milk and cookies can’t be grown up? We can’t get enough of these adorable shooters.

Milk and Cookie Shooter Wedding Cake Alternative
Copyright: Theilen Photography

#8 – Cupcakes

If you’re still craving cake but just can’t decide on a single flavor, cupcakes are a great option. Added bonus? They’re easy to serve – and to eat!

Cupcake Wedding Cake Alternative
Copyright: Fiona Kelly Photography

#9 – Macarons

The perfect dessert for any Francophile. Bring the flavors of Paris to your wedding with a colorful stack of these delicate cookies.

Macaron Wedding Cake Alternative
Copyright: Anges de Sucre

#10 – Doughnut Tower

This crowd pleasing pastry is becoming a wedding powerhouse. Serve with coffee…and a napkin!

Doughnut Wedding Cake
Copyright: Luve Ashlyn Photography

#11 – Fruit Salad Parfait

Great for summer or morning weddings, a fruit salad parfait is the perfect end to any meal. Light and refreshing, top with a dollop of whipped cream for a touch of sweetness.

Fruit Parfait Wedding Cake Alternative

#12 – Mini Dessert Bar

Last but not least on our 12 Unique Wedding Cake Alternatives list.. If you’re struggling to choose just one, have no fear! There’s no need to compromise when you can serve bite sized portions of your favorite treats!

Mini Dessert Bar Wedding Cake Alternative

As you can see from our 12 Unique Wedding Cake Alternatives list, there is no wrong way to do dessert. Follow your taste buds (and your creativity) and you are sure to find the sweetest ending to your wedding day. And no dessert table would be complete without custom signs from Marrygrams! Get yours here and don’t forget to share your sweet creations with us on Instagram using hashtag #marrygrams!