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5 Wedding Day Cake and Dessert Alternatives

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Cake is AMAZING, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s fun to go outside the box and do something that’s more you or different! Or maybe you just plain don’t like cake?! I’ve been to some weddings for couples who ditched the cake and had some alternative cake and dessert ideas for their wedding day.¬†At my own wedding we did have cake, but it was in November so we also had a hot chocolate bar. It was so fun to make. I filled jars with crushed mints, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and tons of other things!


#1. Go Nuts for DONUTS, am I right?
Who doesn’t love donuts but also can we talk about the adorable, aesthetic of donut walls?

wedding donut wall dessert idea


#2. Personal Pies! Cherry, apple, pumpkin, cheesecake, all. of. it.

personal mini pies wedding dessert alternative


#3. Cookies.
You could even have a baking day get together with your family or your bridesmaids and make tons of cookies together for your wedding day!

cookie wedding dessert ideas

#4. Ice Cream.
Setting up an ice cream bar that allows guests to add which toppings they’d like to make their own.

#5. Smore’s!
This California wedding was totally complete with the open doors, trees and smore’s. (Also, burnt marshmallows are the best marshmallows.)



I found a few other alternative cake and dessert ideas for your wedding day:

+ Churros
+ Cinnamon Rolls
+ Pancakes/Waffles
+ Cannolis
+ Brownies
+ Rice Krispies
+ Caramel Apple Bar

Hop over HERE to see my wedding Pinterest board full of more ideas!

What is your favorite dessert?! Would you ditch the cake or keep it? Let me know below!


xo, Alex

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