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Alternatives to the traditional wedding cake

A wedding cake is an essential part of a wedding. Traditionally stacked fruitcakes covered in white icing, nowadays more and more couples are choosing alternative options and some aren’t having a cake at all!

If you love cake but are finding it difficult to choose which one to have, why not have them all? I’m sure you’ll have no complaints.

If you’re not a great fan, you could opt for something completely different. Whatever your reasons may be, straying away from the traditional wedding cake isn’t a bad thing at all. Go on…Flaunt your unique style and make your wedding memorable!

Here are some alternatives to the traditional wedding cake:

Unique wedding cakes

Choccywoccydoodah is a boutique in Brighton that provides wonderful bespoke cakes that are a bit out of the ordinary! Take a look at some of the brilliant alternative wedding cakes they offer. If you’d like your cake personally made, you can arrange a consultation and have anything you like designed and created by the team.

is based in Ringwood, Hampshire. Karen creates a variety of gorgeous novelty cakes that will wow your guests. Take a look at some of her quirky wedding designs.

If you’re having a seaside themed wedding, this sandcastle cake would be absolutely perfect! Believe it or not, but you can actually eat the whole thing as its made from biscuit crumbs!


Want something that looks visually appealing and mouth watering to look at? This Victoria sponge has clotted cream, raspberry jam, and fresh strawberries, blueberries and even more raspberries added on top. How delicious does that look?!


Little things to snack on…

Ditzie cakes is a freelance blogger who loves sharing her passion for cupcakes. These gorgeous upside down marshmallows covered in white chocolate look delicious and would make a brilliant alternative to a traditional wedding cake. They’re also great to put on the table as an evening snack for when your guests get a bit peckish!


Cupcake push pops are a great idea and they do exactly what they say on the label – push the cake up. These are a great idea as they avoid the need for a plate. Guests can walk around freely whilst eating these without worrying about spilling anything on their wedding outfits.


Pick n’Mix

Bring out your inner child with pick n’mix at your wedding instead of a traditional cake. Check out Yummy-sweets for information and the cost of hiring this facility for your big day.

picnmixTake a look at Vintage Teas and RSVPs for information on having these yummy sweets for your special day.


A real cheese cake

A cheese wedding cake, made with real cheese such as brie, cheddar and stilton can be a real success, especially for those who prefer savoury foods over sweet. You can decorate these cakes beautifully with sweet accompaniments to ensure there’s something for everyone. Grapes, figs, biscuits, berries and chutneys are great options and don’t forget to add a cake topper.


Cool ideas

If you love donuts, take a look at this stunning tiered arrangement of purple donuts! Taken from Rebecca Chan’s site.


Mmmm waffles drizzled with maple syrup! What a great alternative to the traditional wedding cake.

Waffle-CakeIf you like macaroons, this wedding cake would be your idea of heaven. Check out Charlotte’s fancy for inspiration.



If you love ice cream, check out this cake made of assorted flavours in short cones. How cool!

Let us know what you think about our alternatives to the traditional wedding cake.




Amy French
Amy French

Retro and quirky Amy's outlook on life is reflected through her blogs. If you're looking for an alternative look to your wedding have a read of Amy's blogs for inspiration.