Food and Drink

The Alternative Wedding “Cakes”

Not a big lover cake? Or are you after something unique and quirky for your wedding “cake?” Well luckily these days there are plenty of options for alternative wedding cakes. Whether you want to keep it sweet or have something savoury, these “cakes” are for you.

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Pork Pie

For a tasty savoury treat a Tiered Pork Pie is the alternative for you. This could also act as part of your evening meal if accompanied with other delectable delights.And who doesn’t love a pork pie?….well maybe vegetarians. Best to keep an veggie available as well, you don’t want any of your guests to feel left out or forgotten.

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Cheese

There are plenty of places that do cheese “cakes” now-a-days so you’ll have plenty of choice. Take a look at the different options of cheese stacks as well and ask your caterer/supplier on their opinion of what works well. For example, you may love Stilton but is the smell going to put people off? Especially if it’s a hot day and you’re in a marquee.

Serve breads, crackers, chutney and wine alongside your cheese stack. Like the Pork Pie, this can be left out for the evening meal and guests can help themselves whenever they feel peckish.

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Pie and Cheese

Can’t make your mind up over pork pie or cheese? Have the best of both worlds with a tiered creation featuring both.

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Sushi

This tiered sushi creation looks amazing with all the colours in it, it would make a great centrepiece. However, as with the cheese this may be a little bit smelly and again you’ll want something for vegetarians as well if there aren’t any veggie rolls included.

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Cheesecake

If you like your cheese to be sweeter then go for a tiered Cheesecake. At the English Cheesecake Company you have a choice of 3, 4 or 5 tiers and an array of flavours, from strawberry vanilla to luxury champagne chocolate truffle to honeycomb munch crunchy 😋.

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Macarons

Macaron towers are a sophisticated touch for a centrepiece. they’d be perfect if you’re having a French inspired wedding. You can match the colours of the macarons to your wedding and choose different flavours for each tier.

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Croquembouche

This French dessert is composed of profiteroles piled up and bound together with caramel. The crunchy caramel is a nice contrast to the soft choux bun. It certainly makes for an impressive centrepiece.

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Jelly

Does anyone else miss the good old days of childhood with Jelly and Ice Cream? If you want an adult take on the childhood party food classic then have a Jelly tower with some alcoholic jellies in the mix. If you want to serve ice cream with it as well, have an ice cream station set up nearby.

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Brownies

Hands up if you love chocolate ✋. For any other chocoholics out there, I’d like to introduce you to the Brownie stack. This photo is making me hungry just looking at it!

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Cake Pops

If you do want cake but still want something a little different then try Cake Pops. They’re fun and quirky, you can choose different flavours and the colours of the cake pops can be made to match your wedding theme.

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Fudge

I’m a huge lover of fudge so when I saw this fudge wedding stack I knew I had to include it on here. The Fudge Kitchen offers a variety of different flavours to choose from, including dairy free options. I particularly like the sound of Chocolate Orange and After Dinner Mint, however if you’re after a boozy taste they have Irish Coffee Indulgence and Whisky Cream.

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Donuts

I saved the best till last. Everyone likes a good donut, even if it’s a different flavour to someone else’s favourite. And these days it’s not just donut towers you can have as your wedding cake. You can also have a donut wall! Just from seeing photos of donut walls has made me a fan (and it’s made me crave donuts!)

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Dessert Table

Can’t decide which alternative cake to go for? Don’t choose at all, instead have a dessert table with all of your favourite treats. It’s sure to satisfy all of your guests as well.

Have you seen any other alternative wedding cakes? Leave a comment below and share your non cake wedding cakes.

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