Cake or no cake? Your wedding cake alternatives!

Let’s face it, not everybody is a cake person. We’ve listed some tantalising alternatives to the traditional three-tier, chocolate mud & white fondant wedding cake that will surprise your guests and keep you from spending your ever-tightening budget on something that isn’t quite your bag.

Champagne Towers
Picture your favourite bubbles, cascading freely down a pyramid of crystal coupes, as your guests look on with anticipation. This is the perfect way to begin a toast. Our tip; a simple tower of 30 coupes is just enough to achieve the desired effect, without leaving you pouring champagne until your arms hurt and your guests start to lose interest. Have the remainder of the champagne served out to your guests by wait staff to keep the proceedings flowing as smoothly as the bubbles.

Lucas & Co Photography

Donut mind if I do! Who doesn’t love the idea of donuts as far as the eye can see? Create a donut display that turns heads and excites tummies: a backdrop / wall of donuts with a couple of towers of assortment of donuts, stacked high for your guests to snack on.

Carly Tia Photography

Cheese Towers
Cheese Please! For those who prefer a savoury snack, why not ‘cut the cheese’ from a tiered tower of cheese wheels. These can be made to look as decadent as a wedding cake, yet serve as the perfect post-dinner indulgence. Following the cheese tower reveal, have your cheeses served on a grazing table with crackers, fresh fruit, breads and even some cured meats to keep your guests nibbling as they dance into the night.

Stories by Ash

Feed your new forever partner a tasty profiterole, covered in chocolate and oozing with vanilla bean crème patissière. Need we say more? This alternative to the cake cutting can sometimes get a bit messy, but it is most definitely worth it.

Bushturkey Studio

Whilst it goes without saying that gelato is best enjoyed all year round, the prospect of serving up this delicious desert at your wedding on a beautiful warm day at your outdoor reception, really is pretty enticing. Wheel & Spoon promise real-deal Italian gelato scooped from a three wheeled bicycle!

Ivy Road Photography

Bring a little taste of France to your celebrations with a tiered macaroon tower and a selection of teas in porcelain pots for the older part of the crowd, while the younger generation sip on classic French Martinis or Kir Royales.

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