Traditional wedding cakes can be expensive and boring. Here are ten fun and creative ideas to replace the cake as a wedding dessert that your guests will absolutely love.
1. Wedding Cupcakes
Instead of dishing out big bucks for a wedding cake, make it cupcakes instead! You can get fancy with them by selecting rich flavors and elegant decorations, like pearl sprinkles, edible flowers, or monogrammed fondant topping. Cupcakes have more of a personal feel, and another plus is that you don’t have to deal with cutting and serving them!
2. Build-your-own Sundae
Who doesn’t love ice cream? As a fun wedding reception dessert, supply buckets of different flavored ice cream and various toppings like nuts, fruit, bits of cake, sprinkles, and fudge for your guests to choose from. Everyone gets a personalized dessert to enjoy.
3. S’mores Bar
The addition of a S’mores bar is perfect for a Summer or Fall wedding. Supply marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers and let your guests put them together themselves. You can build the bar out of cans of cooking fuel and surround them with pebbles. Just make sure it’s far from anything flammable!
4. Assortment of Pies
Skip the cake and instead serve a wide assortment of pies for your guests to choose from! A total crowd pleaser, as everyone will be sure to find something they enjoy. You can even choose pie flavors that fit with your wedding theme or season (i.e. pumpkin pie in the fall).
Macarons are another great fanciful dessert option. Stack different colors of macaroons on decorative tiers, or if you’re feeling extra creative, you can create a design by placing different colored macarons into a pattern or shape (spell out your initials!).
6. “Bake Sale”
For a whimsical effect, set up a dessert table with various baked goods, from brownies to cookies, pastries, and scones.
Everyone loves a good doughnut! Serve several dozen doughnuts to your guests, topped with colorful frosting and decorative sprinkles for a unique sweet treat.
8. Cake or Pie Pops
No one will turn down a good cake pop or pie pop! Portable, delicious, and adorable.
9. Milkshake Station
Allow your guests to make their own milkshake and include different flavors or mix-ins to choose from. Fancy it up with tall wine glasses and decorative straws.
10. Fro-Yo Goodness
Surprise your guests by serving up frozen yogurt from you local yogurt shop. Include different flavors or pick something that goes with the season!