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Wedding Dessert Alternatives to Cake

Updated: Feb 7

It used to be that wedding cake was a must have at all weddings. Now it is becoming more of a thing you do not have to have as there are several other yummy dessert options that can take its place. I mean, no matter what if it has sugar in it, it's probably good anyway right?

Photography: Sara Meg Photo


Everyone loves cookies, they are yummy and are super easy to serve to all your guests. Choose chocolate chip, or even sugar cookies and get them decorated however you want. You can even serve milk with them to fuel your nostalgia.


Cupcakes - just like cake but much easier! With cupcakes you can easily serve your guests. They are also great since you can choose multiple flavors when you can't decide on your most favorite flavor.


Looking for a wedding favor and desert in one? Candy is the perfect item! You can set up a candy bar, provide bags, and let your guests pick their favorite candies to take home.


A donut wall, tower, or a donut spread make for some great photos and delicious desserts! They are also another easy customizable option. Who doesn't love donuts anyways?!


Cheesecake is a divine wedding dessert option. It looks beautiful and tastes even better!


If you are having your wedding reception in a place that allows a bonfire right outside (like us), s'mores are a perfect crowd pleaser. This gives everyone a fun and tasty activity to do. If your venue does not have a place for an outside bonfire, you can also roast them inside. There are not many things better than this combo!

Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Try an ice cream bar where guests can build their own cone or dish. Provide all the fun toppings to make the ice cream that much better! This is a great option if your wedding is in the middle of the summer months.

There are so many wonderful bakeries in the area that can cater to your sweet tooth! Here are a couple of our favorites:

If your mouth wasn't watering as you read the title of this post, it has to be now! Just remember, you can never have too many desserts!



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