The Alternative Wedding Cake – Great ideas for unique wedding cakes

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You want your wedding to stand out, be different from the rest, be one that your guests will always remember! One way to be sure your guests are “wowed” by the uniqueness of your big day – is to give them something yummy to taste. The cake is certainly an important part of your reception – possibly THE most important part! It’s the centerpiece of the decor, it’s the thing people most look forward to when attending a reception – so you need to be sure it’s the best!

In this day and age, the traditional wedding cake is phasing itself out and making room for more fun, funky, and even historic traditional desserts! It’s easy to come up with creative ideas thanks to the abundance of amazing inspirational pictures all over the internet. Here are a few I’ve rounded up for your viewing pleasure!

bridalmusings dot com - oreo cake

Got Milk?

I mean really, you can’t go wrong with Oreos. Provide milk, though, because there is nothing like a good old fashion milk-dipped oreo!

Simple and chic!

Simple and chic!

The Cake Pop Tower! Stack them like a cone, or stack them in tiers. Either way, they are sure to be a yummy alternative to a traditional stacked cake.

Looks like you're gonna need some more milk.

Looks like you’re gonna need some more milk.

Another cute addition to the “cookie cake” genre – these are shaped like hearts! How lovely!

A tower of deliciousness

A tower of deliciousness

Beautiful, delicate French Macaroons are sure to get your guests talking (and snacking)!

Holy Crepe!

Holy Crepe!

This one is definitely unique! The French seem to have a lot of great alternative cake ideas, don’t they? Stacked Crepe cake would be amazing with a little light syrup and some fruit!



Only in America would we come up with something as deliciously sinful as a big stack of fresh glazed donuts!

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

An idea straight from the UK, this is a very elegant idea for those who just aren’t that keen on sweets. This would also just make an amazing buffet centerpiece as well.

pitnerest - croquembouche

Pretty much a tower of fanciness

Croquembouche is a French dessert that made it’s way onto Royal tables back in the old days – it was popularized as a wedding cake by the great Pastry Chef Antoine Careme (that guy really knew his stuff)

sylemepretty - kransekage

Such an elegant dessert!

Kransekake is a traditional Dutch celebration cake consisting of rings usually made with Almond (which roughly translates to “delicious”). Sometimes things are even hidden in the middle of the wreaths – chocolates, fruit, or bottles of wine!

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