Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com
Looking for some sweet alternatives to the traditional wedding cake and groom’s cake? Whether you’re just not that into cake or want to put a unique and personal spin on your wedding dessert, here are a few ideas to consider.
1. Macarons. Oh la la! These sweet meringue-based French confections filled with ganache or butter cream sandwiched between two cookies not only look lovely, but taste delicious. You could offer them on their own, on sticks to make macaron pops, or on cake stands/tiers to create the look of a of more traditional wedding cake.
2. Pies. More of a pie in the sky person? You could offer several different types of pies or even create sweet mini pies for each guest to enjoy during your wedding reception. Insert fun toppers in the pies to sweeten the presentation.
3. Cookies. Have a favorite cookie? Present them on a tiered cake stand (like this Oreo cake), as cookie pops, arranged into a “cake” (like this Eiffel Tower cookie cake) or simply offer an array of different types of cookies on cake stands for guests to sample.
4. S’mores bar. Bring back childhood memories by offering a s’mores bar, complete with individual burners, graham crackers, marshmallows, and an assortment of dipping sauces to put a more sophisticated spin on the classic.
5. Donuts. Mmm, donuts. Offer your guests warm donuts on tiered cake stands. Serve with coffee or hot chocolate for dunking, and add an array of sprinkle or icing options that guests can add to the sweet treats themselves. Check out this Pin to see what we mean!
6. Ice cream sundae bar. Adults and kids alike will love this frosty treat. Serve a variety of individual flavored scoops in goblets to each guest or create a self-serve bar with waffle cones or cups, sprinkles, fruit, and sweet sauces for drizzling on top.
7. Yogurt bar. Prefer a lighter, healthier option? Offer a yogurt bar where guests can sample different types of yogurt and add their favorite toppings, such as fruit and granola.
Will you think outside the box when it comes to your wedding day desserts? Which of these sweet alternatives is at the top of your list?