7 Alternative Wedding Cake Ideas that are a little bit different and a whole lot of yummy!

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 pick of the bunch would be Kiwi companies Whitestone Cheese + Talbot Forest Cheese.

Image via Stephanie Couture


Cheeses by Godminster via Want That Wedding

Image by Paula O’Hara via Ruffled Blog

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.


Via Kwestia Smaku

via Swoon Food

via Weddingmania

3. Mini Deserts

The perfect solution for fussy guests these little cakes are the perfect petite dessert and look fantastic. Just beware of the drunken guest who thinks the shot glass cake tower is a game of Jenga!

Image by Kristin Perers via Pacific Sun


Via Bees Knees Baking Co

Image by Especially Amy via Rock My Wedding

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 below certainly gets the thumbs up from me!


Image by Red White & Green Photography via Ruffled

via Delta Breeze


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!

via Mon Cheri Bridals


Image by Jose Villa

Image by Cluney Photo via Wedding Chicks

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!

Image by Ben Q Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Image by esp. Love via French Wedding Style


Found on Pinterest / No image source but let me know if you find one!

7. Dunkin (+ possibly drunkin) Doughnuts

You dough-nut have to be a cop to enjoy this sweet treat! These babies are looking more elegant than ever, and your guests will love you for it!

Image by Finch & Oak via Hello May

Image by Olivia Morgan Photography via Ruffled

Image by Brittany Photographs via Brides

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?


Image by Devlin Photos / Found on Rock N Roll Bride


  1. Jax Sutton

    March 29, 2015

    haha thank you! damn spell checker (and of course I never noticed!) πŸ™‚

  2. KT

    March 29, 2015

    Just a note – it’s “dessert,” not “desert.” Since it shows up so many times, I thought it was worth correcting.

  3. Jax

    March 9, 2014

    I know!!! I went straight to the cupboard for something sweet after this and have been thinking about those pies all weekend. Have some frozen boysenberries in the freezer so thinking I might try a boysenberry and apple pie (I have never actually made one so could be a big fail but hey worth a shot!) Thank you again for stopping by. Love love LOVE your blog! Rock on Chic Vintage Brides!!!

  4. Jax

    March 9, 2014

    Oh my goodness that whole shoot is AMAZING!!! Love all the clever styling ideas and the wedding cake is SO Chic Vintage Brides worthy!!! Thank you so much for sharing xox

  5. Amy - Chic Vintage Brides

    March 7, 2014

    Oh and have you seen the chocolate drizzled rice krispie cake http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/1384641/ at this adorable autumn wedding? I would have paid to be a guest – they had a dessert table too! πŸ™‚ x

  6. Amy - Chic Vintage Brides

    March 7, 2014

    It is making my mouth water just looking at this post Jax! Some great looking alternative wedding cakes, but I think (maybe because its feeling colder and I am craving comfort food, but) I love the pie tower best! I do hope they served it with yummy custard πŸ™‚

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