There was a time when a wedding cake was mandatory at every wedding event. The gorgeous tiered cakes in white served as one of the main attractions of the wedding itself. However, eccentricity has become the new style and soon-to-be couples are now opting for alternative options to the traditional wedding cake.
The desserts range from macarons to cupcakes, designed on the basis of customers’ demands and their desired themes. So, if you want to know which desserts make the best alternatives to a wedding cake, then read along.
Throughout history, the French have been known for creating the most decadent and elegant desserts. Macarons are no different. This meringue-based confection makes one of the best alternatives for a wedding cake. Not only are they extremely delectable, but they also come in almost every flavour imaginable! Hence, you will be able to offer your guests more than a few options if you like!
Chocolate, caramel, strawberry and lemon-flavoured macarons are probably the most popular in demand. They also offer you a diverse colour palette, so you can coordinate the colours with your wedding theme (if you have one). Or, you could leave them be, to garner attention for themselves with the pop of their stunning colours!
This is yet another French dessert that has become a popular wedding delicacy. The appetizing dessert is essentially a tower of choux pastry puffs held together by gorgeous threads of caramel. You can have your caterer adorn and decorate it as per your directions. Another option may be to drizzle chocolate or caramel on the pastry tower, tweaking the features to your liking.
Now, this is a dessert option that every wedding should have. This will surely be a hit and let us tell you why. Take a look at the various flavour options – apple, cherry, lemon, banoffee, pecan, pumpkin! And even then, there are more to choose from.
Have your caterer stack the pies to resemble a cake or fill the dessert table to the brim with various kinds of pies. You could obviously select a single flavour but what could go wrong with having more than one option to choose from? In fact, it will score you more points than you can imagine! Keep ice cream or custards as optional sides to the pie and you are good to go!
Cupcakes have now become a classic at weddings and people are still enamoured by them. In this case, too you can choose from various flavours and offer a combined selection of cupcakes to your guests.
Modern-day bakers have gone out of their way to make sure the cupcakes can be decorated as per your wishes with icing, sprinkles, etc. Fill your tiered stands with these mini cakes and the guests can take one whenever they like.
On a different note, you can also offer the delicious cupcakes to your guests just as they are about to leave. They will surely appreciate this tiny gift from your end!
A good assortment of doughnuts is sure to make anyone giddy and that is just the kind of energy every wedding needs! Wedding doughnut towers have become popular recently and have quickly gained the approval of everyone!
You have a variety of flavours and fillings to choose from. Mix-and-match as you like, to add a personal touch to the dessert table and to keep it authentic. Also, special and personalized doughnuts could be kept for the bride and groom, to make their day a little more memorable!
Ready to ditch the cake yet?
In our opinion, these were some of the best alternatives to the traditional wedding cake, that will win hearts all over. However, the list understandably does not end here. Cookies, biscuits, cheesecakes, cake pops have all made the cut and will serve as great alternatives in your wedding reception too! Keep things real and simple and you will see that weddings can be complete without a wedding cake!
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