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Hate Wedding Cake? Here Are Some Alternatives!

Everyone’s favorite part of wedding planning is choosing the dessert.

Why? Because it means you “have” to sample all the dessert you want before you make your choice! Now, the traditional treat that has historically been the go-to is wedding cake. But what if you’re not a fan of cake? What if you want something different, more unique, and more tasty for your wedding? The world of desserts is a vast one, and the possibilities are nearly endless.

If you want a wedding dessert that isn’t the traditional cake, here are the best alternatives:


Yes, it has cake in the name, but cheesecake is very different from your usual cake in both taste and texture. There are so many different varieties to choose from, too. If you don’t like wedding cake but you do like the tiered look, cheesecake is easy enough to style into a beautiful display worthy of your wedding. You can also have a few different flavors made to cater to the differing tastes of your guests.



Cupcakes are dainty and delightful. They can be decorated in many different ways, arranged into lovely designs, and stacked for a tiered look. They’re so incredibly versatile, and one cupcake equates to about the same amount as a slice of cake, so that should keep your guests happy. They’re also very cost effective per cupcake. Instead of having a whole cake and being uncertain if it will be enough or too much, you can figure out exactly how many cupcakes you’ll need per guest, plus a few more for those with a sweet tooth.


Dessert Table

Can’t decide what kind of dessert you want, or feel like you and your guests should have options? Why not put out an entire table of desserts? You can include cupcakes, cheesecake, donuts, cookies, and anything else that sounds yummy. It’s easy to get carried away, so make sure you only choose enough desserts to ensure people have a few options, and definitely make sure that one of your favorites is included! This is also beneficial if you and your future spouse have different tastes when it comes to desserts.

Dessert table

Creme Brûlée

Feeling fancy? Looking for a more modern, elegant dessert? Creme brûlée is a delicious, decadent choice for the sophisticated couples who don’t want the same old, same old. This option can be more expensive since each serving will need to be individually made, but if you have a small guest list or are keeping the reception private, you can more easily budget for this.

Creme brûlée


Who doesn’t love pie? This causal, far from traditional dessert is perfect for summer weddings outside, or even cozy indoor fall weddings. There’s a pie for every season, and there are so many different varieties that you could pick three different flavors to serve and still not scratch the surface. As a bonus, how fun does pie sampling sound?

Strawberry pie

Compared to these modern desserts, wedding cake sounds downright boring!

Branch out, try something new, and wow your guests (along with their taste buds) with a non-traditional dessert straight out of a baking show. Is it time to sample yet?