10 Wedding Cake Alternatives

Written by Emma Hla
Feature Image by Tiree Dawson Photography & Macaron Tower by Medici Macarons.

There are lots of reasons why you might choose to opt out of having a wedding cake – you might want a more seasonal nod instead, perhaps a whole dessert table, maybe you have a penchant for french fancies or your wedding day just wouldn’t be complete without your Mama’s Pavlova!

Whatever your decision, there are so many beautiful alternatives and we’ve gathered some gorgeous inspiration for you to devour this Sunday. From autumnal pies, elegant french Macarons & the lustworthy Croquembouche to gooey brownies and doughnut towers!

I’m licking my lips already…

Oh and remember, if you spot something you love below scroll the credits to discover the original feature from some of the best wedding blogs in the world!

10 Wedding Cake Alternatives


My husband was a total traditionalist and desperately wanted a cake on our big day. So that’s what we had. But, lo and behold it was a delicious Croquembouche he sampled at a beautiful event at Fetcham Park that made him consider the alternative. In fact, the sweet treat created by Papillon Patisserie “changed his life”.

That’s an actual quote from my boy. He takes his desserts very seriously.

So would you consider the alternative…?

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Feature Image by Tiree Dawson Photography via Coco Wedding Venues | Image One (Brownies) by Caught The Light via Snippet & Ink | Image Two (Brownies) by BrittRene Photo via Style Me Pretty | Image Three (Cheese Cake) by Paula O’Hara via Ruffled | Image Four (Cheese Sign) by Matt Willis Photography via Rock My Wedding | Image Five (Bundt Cake) by Chantal Lachance Gibson Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings | Image Six (Bundt Cake) by Kelsey Stewart for Ken Kienow Photography via Wedding Chicks | Image Seven (Doughnuts) by Emily Sacra Photography via The Budget Savvy Bride | Image Eight (Doughnuts) by Troy Grover Photographers via Style Me Pretty | Image Nine (Crepe) by Eric Kelley Photography via Project Wedding | Image Ten (Crepe) by Mary Alice Hall via Style Me Pretty | Image Eleven (Croquembouche Cake) by Carrie King Photography via Burnett’s Boards | Image Twelve (Croquembouche) by N.Barrett Photography via Ruffled | Image Thirteen (Pies) by Cluney Photo via Glacier Park Weddings | Image Fourteen (Pies) by Laura Nelson Photography | Image Fifteen (Macarons) by Tiree Dawson Photography via Coco Wedding Venues | Image Sixteen (Macarons) by Marvin Tsai Photography via Style Me Pretty | Image Seventeen by Amy Lewin Photography via Burnett’s Boards | Image Eighteen (Tarts) by Eyelet Images via Wedding Chicks | Image Nineteen (Meringue) by Sam Gibson Photography via Rock My Wedding | Image Twenty (Meringue) by Tanya Zouev

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