We've said it before, and we'll say it again: a traditional wedding cake will never go out of style. But why settle for a classic white confection when your wedding day should be an event that is uniquely yours? After all, you've customized every aspect of your day, starting with a meaningful ceremony and ending with a handpicked playlist of your favorite tunes. And yet when it comes to the wedding cake, couples often forgo personality in favor of tradition.
Whether you just aren't a fan of standard big-day cakes or are obsessed with a specific sweet treat, your wedding dessert is the perfect opportunity to share your tastes with your guests. Select a confection that says something about you, or at the very least, is something you'll actually look forward to eating at the end of the night.
Love donuts? Consider a huge stack of assorted artisanal flavors, so guests can pick and choose from your favorites! Did you dunk cookies in milk every day after school for your entire life? We found a clever stacked Oreo cookie cake you'll love. As a bonus, many of these alternative options areeasier on your budget when compared to a classic cake. Plus, they can be displayed at your reception all night long since they don't have to be formally cut or served.
Ready to consider a creative twist on the traditional wedding dessert? Then check out 49 of our favorite alternatives to the classic wedding cake!
Click through the slideshow to see all of our favorite nontraditional wedding dessert ideas!
At left: A two-tiered ice cream cake, created by Ample Hills Creamery, topped with a just married sign.
Photo: Amber Gress Photography