5 Alternative Wedding Cake Ideas

Rules are made to be broken! When it comes to wedding traditions – I love working with couples who are looking to break out of the mould and set their own rules. One typical wedding tradition is to have a big, tiered wedding cake, but not everyone is a fan of cake! If you’re looking for some inspiration to get your tastebuds tingling, here are my top 5 wedding cake alternatives:


1) Grazing station


Grazing stations are a great alternative to a traditional wedding cake and perfect for couples who prefer savoury over sweet. Your guests can take as much or as little as they like, and you can put out a big enough selection to keep everyone happy! One of my personal favourite suppliers is Berry and Brie. They offer an epic grazing experience, handmade with luxury, delicious produce.

2) Meringues 


If you’re not a fan of cake but still want something to satisfy your sweet tooth then meringues are another fun alternative. Take a look at Meringue Girls, a delicious supplier with incredible meringue creations leaving you spoilt for choice – bespoke cakes, favour boxes and rainbow meringue tiers!

3) Brownies


Brownies aren’t normally associated with weddings, but if you love them as much as I do, it’s time to throw the rule book out the window! Don’t pick a tiered wedding cake for tradition’s sake, when you know all you really want is a gooey chocolate brownie!

4) Cookie tower


Lots of couples are opting for towers of sweet treats to create an alternative display to a big tiered wedding cake. From macaroons to doughnuts, they are so many options to choose from to create an impressive wedding cake alternative. Cookies are always a popular choice and having a selection of flavours is a great way to add variety and keep your guests happy!

📸 Sam Docker of Meringue Girls

5) Doughnuts


Who doesn’t love a doughnut? There are so many ways to display a doughnut wedding cake, you can either stack them or have them on a hanging on a wall. Plus you can have all different flavours and styles to pick from, the hardest part will be deciding on the flavours. I love Baker and Graze’s doughnuts, they are to die for!

Remember, trends and traditions are great and can often be inspiring, but when it comes to ‘cutting the cake’ make sure you choose something YOU like.

If you need inspiration for your alternative wedding cake, help finding suppliers or help planning a non-traditional wedding just get in touch.


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