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When Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen ties the knot with singer John Legend this fall, they won't be slicing into a traditional wedding cake. "I'm not a big sweets person, which is why I'm really specific about the cake, which is going to be a really multi-layer cake. It's layers and layers of crêpe and pastry creme in between with raspberry sauce," she recently told People magazine.
A crêpe cake is a great sweet alternative to the traditional, tiered wedding cake. Whether served at a brunch wedding (like the chocolate crêpe cake featured below) or as part of a dessert bar, it's a fun Francophile spin on the wedding classic.
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In addition to crêpe cakes, there are a ton of other nontraditional (and budget-slashing!) dessert options for couples who want to forego wedding cake, but still have something sweet to ceremoniously slice into after dinner. The creative "cake" below is made entirely of Rice Krispies treats, dressed up with ribbon and a silhouette topper.
Photo: Courtesy of The Butter End Bakery