Coming up with unique, fun, and personalized details to add to your wedding is something every bride should embrace. From your dress, to your accessories, from you transportation to your venue, there are endless ways to make your day as special and unique as you – including the cake! We’ve seen candy bars and cupcakes, now here are 4 more alternatives to consider for your big day.
1) Cinnamon Roll Cake
photo via Cake Central
2) “Fruit” Cake
Photo via Chic Vintage Brides
3) Doughnut Cake
Photo via Glitter Weddings
4) “Cheese” Cake
Photo via It’s Your Big Day
These cakes are definitely on the less traditional side – do you plan on having a wedding cake alternative served for your reception?
Over the past year or so, I’ve seen these adorable push cakes popping up everywhere. Created by Meringue Bake Shop, these individual cakes are basically a cupcake packaged in clear plastic tubes in which the bottom pushes up, like the sherbet push-pops I remember having as a kid. Many bake shops are now offering these as options, so be sure to ask if your baker makes these if they interest you for a wedding cake or dessert bar option. You can customize with cake/frosting flavor and color combinations, as well as with monogrammed stickers or any other design.
Meringue Bake Shop
Cookies and Cups
Keep in mind, if these feel too informal for your actual wedding, they would be great for showers or other pre-wedding parties!
Yes cake. Oh, boy I can barely contain myself here.
Photo courtesy of SjMacky Photography
Now, whether this cake actually takes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is beyond me, but a girl can dream, right?
It’s not what you think. Instead, it’s a creative way to display your cupcakes without having to place them on tiers.
Photo courtesy of M David Media via Marry You Me
I’m not fond of the traditional wedding cake – mostly because I really want the cake to pop with color and make a statement. Cake Coquette designed this chic cake, with an ombre look to it. I love the subtlety of the design, but how Gabrielle incorporates color. It’s the perfect touch.
Images courtesy of Janae Shields via Cake Coquette
Excuse me while the cartoon nerd in me comes out. But, I love when a bride and groom do something completely different for a wedding cake. We all love a classic 4-tiered white cake with a traditional topper, but sometimes different is good. Who am I kidding. Different is good, a lot (but traditional is good, too).
Alliance Bakery out of Chicago did a fantastic job creating this Futurama inspired cake that was photographed by Jeremy Lawson. Love love love the little Fry and Leela characters. Seriously adorable.
Images courtesy of Jeremy Lawson Photography
The second I saw this beauty on Dog ‘n Bird‘s site, I had to share. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I loved button candy as a kid. Yeah, sometimes the paper got stuck to the candy, but who cared? It was fun. At least with this cake, you wouldn’t have to deal with the paper!
Image courtesy of Dog n’ Bird via postcards and pretties
Now, I know there are plenty of brides and grooms who would love an intricate and over-the-top design on their cake, but I say keep it simple. There are plenty of other ways to embellish your wedding. Make your cake a timeless, classic and fresh piece of your wedding.
And, I’m quite the fan of Mrs. Gloss’ (from Weddingbee) cake.
Image courtesy of Erica Lyn Photography/&Unlimited