Delicious (and Pretty!) Alternatives to the Classic Wedding Cake


Your wedding day should be an event that uniquely represents you and your future husband. You've customized every aspect of your big day from where you'll tie the knot to the lettering on your invitations. And after hosting a meaningful ceremony and carefully curated playlist brimming with your favorite tunes, why end the evening with a standard wedding cake? No longer do you have to forgo personality in favor of tradition.

If you and your groom were born without a sweet tooth or just aren't a fan of standard classic wedding cakes, you're in luck. More and more couples are sharing their favorite sweet treat with their guests, so the reception ends with a confection that actually says something about you (or, at the very least, is something you'll look forward to eating!).

Are you or your groom a sucker for cookies and milk? You'll love a clever stacked Oreo cookie cake. Obsessed with donuts? Then consider a huge stack of assorted artisanal donuts so guests can pick and choose from your favorites.

There are tons of alternative options that can look just as beautiful (and taste equally delicious!) as a classic tiered wedding cake. And since many of these options don't have to be formally cut or served, you can have them out for guests to enjoy into the wee hours of the morning. So get ready to fall in love with a delicious pie tower, stack of donuts, or cookie cake! We found 35 totally sweet options to replace your wedding cake in a perfectly personalized way.

Click through to see all of our favorite nontraditional wedding dessert ideas in our complete slideshow!

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