10 Alternatives to Wedding Cake

Who says you have to serve wedding cake at your reception?  Don't stress over all of the wedding cake ideas out there. Why not break with tradition and serve your guests one of these fun and unique alternatives! 

 

 

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1. Pie

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Pie | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

Pie is the perfect dessert for a Rustic Style wedding. Traditional flavors and local favorites will be loved by wedding guests! Choose a single flavor or a whole spread of options. You could even throw in a fruit cobbler!

 

2. Cookies

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Cookies | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

Cookie tables are very popular at weddings right now! You can share family and local favorites, as well as some more creative flavors that will impress your guests. Another idea is to ask guests, if they’d like,  to bring a batch of their favorite cookies, along with the recipe to share!

3. Caramel Apples

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Caramel Apples | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

Perfect for a fall wedding in the Hudson Valley! Caramel and Candy apples are a fun treat that will really set your dessert table apart from other weddings!

 

4. Ice Cream

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We all scream for ice cream! Create custom flavors, or set up a fun make your own sundae bar with loads of toppings! Maybe even have an ice cream truck stop by at the end of your reception!

 

5. Cheese “Cake”

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Cheese "Cake" | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

This is the perfect “dessert” for cheese lovers or couples looking for something a bit more savory than sweet. Your guests will certainly remember this creative “cake”.

6. Doughnuts

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Doughnuts have been a popular wedding dessert for some time now, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!  

 

7. Waffles

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Waffles | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

Your cake doesn’t need to be made of, well, cake. It could be made of waffles! We can see it now. A tower of golden Belgian waffles, topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream, with strawberries and powdered sugar...beautiful and delicious!

 

8. Mini Desserts

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Mini Desserts | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

A big trend for 2018 is to skip the sit-down dessert and instead do small bite-sized treats that are passed out on the dance floor.

 

9. Crepes

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Crepes | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

We’ve been seeing crepe trucks at many events lately.  Wouldn’t that be a fun addition to your wedding menu? Guests can enjoy freshly made crepes, and the truck would make for some fantastic photos!

 

10. Italian Ice

Wedding Cake Alternatives: Italian Ice | Indian Ridge, Hudson Valley Wedding Venue | www.IndianRidgePreserve.com

What is better in the summer than an Italian Ice?  Your guests will appreciate the cool dessert after they’ve been working up a sweat on the dance floor!

 

So what do you think?  Are you more of a traditional cake kind of couple or are you planning to go with a non-traditional type of dessert?

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