1. Say Cheese.
Personally I would eat cheese over cake any day so the thought of this layered cheese cake makes my mouth water like crazy (& the edam in the fridge just aint gonna cut it) Add layers of different types of cheese so that everyone finds a little something they like. My pic of the bunch would be Kiwi company Whitestone Cheese.
2. The coolest cake in town.
Double up on dessert and cake with a little artisan icecream. Making them is much easier than you think courtesy of my bestie Martha Stewart and it gives you one less thing to worry about on the day (if you haven’t already eaten them by then!) Yummo.
Found at Kwestia Smaku
3. Mini Deserts.
The perfect solution for fussy guests these little cakes in cups are the perfect petite dessert and look fantastic. Just beware of the drunken guest who thinks it’s a game of Jenga!
Found at Bees Knees Baking Co
4. Dark and Gooey.
While I respect that a fruit cake with white icing really is the traditional cake of the wedding world, I could guarantee your guests wouldn’t complain if you rocked something dark and gooey. Chocolate and caramel are the perfect pair and propped up on a fancy pants stand, this cake certainly gets the thumbs up from me!
5. A Slice of Pie.
There is something romantic about a freshly baked pie and this alternative wedding cake idea with different sizes and flavours of fruit pie, is perfect for an intimate wedding (and oh so affordable) Team it up with the icecream cake for the perfect summer dessert!
6. Croquembouche (what?)
Until I witnessed some serious cake making disasters on Master Chef, I had no idea this dessert even existed. Made of profiteroles all stuck together with a crazy ass sugar glazing thingie (ok so I am no chef) this dessert looks so ridiculously tasty I am actually craving it for breakfast. My advice? Leave it to the experts!
Found on Pinterest / No image source but let me know if you find one!
7. Ruffle it up.
This ombre ruffled cake is pretty damn spectacular for a slightly different take on the traditional cake. So much icing (because really that is the best bit right!?)
8. A Sweet Sponge.
I love this simple idea of a sponge cake for a wedding. Of course you would want to include a butt load of cream, but this idea is a great way to save a little (or a lot) of mulah!
9. Square & Simple (less is more!)
In a world of some seriously pimped out cakes, simple and square could definitely be considered alternative. Affordable and easy to make yourself, this beautiful cake idea proves that less is more for a classy and beautifully simple wedding.
10. Showcase outside the square
Now, this way for displaying a cake is insanely cool and possibly a little impractical, but my point was to get you thinking about alternative ways to display your cake. Think alternative stands and some added flora and fauna, and why not have a mini cake on each table as opposed to one biggie!
EXTRA IDEA. A Floral Centrepiece
A fantastic idea for those who are forgoing a cake but need a little height on the dessert table. A simple cake stand filled with flowers, this would also make a great idea for table centrepieces. You likey?