Round-up: Have Your Cake

Pretty much any wedding you go to these days will have a wedding cake. And, sad but true, if you’re the bride and groom you’ll be lucky to eat any of it. Regardless of whether you get to have a taste or not, you still want the dessert to be just a beautiful and thought out as the rest of the wedding. But what if you’re not cake and frosting kind of people? Here’s a round-up of unique cake alternatives that will still win over you guests’ tastebuds. 

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1. Macarons. These delicate french cookies are perfect for those without an intense sweet tooth. Sweet enough to satisfy without giving your guests a huge sugar rush. [image via Wedding Inspirations]

2. Seriously, who doesn’t love pie? Have your baker make a few different varieties so everyone will get the kind they love most. You’ll even be able to keep the traditional “cake cutting” if you so choose. [image via Style Me Pretty]

3. If you prefer something more savory, this cake made of cheese flies in the face of tradition. However, it is just as gorgeous as any mulit-tiered cake we’ve seen. You could even doing a pairing of cheese and wine for dessert if you’re fancy like that. [image via The Tiny Card Company]

4. Okay, you got us. This one’s cake. Naked cakes are all the rage, however, and instead of globbing on the icing, berries and powdered sugar--and a beautiful flower arrangement to boot--keep this cake on the simpler and mellower side of the sweetness scale. [image via Naomi Kenton Photography]

5. Another French dessert appropriated for your wedding day. Crepes are one of our favorite all-time sweets and a multi-tiered cake made of layer upon layer of them is a dream come true. We especially love the ruffled effect you get when they’re all stacked up like this. [image via La Bichette]

6. This waffle cake would be too cute for a Vermont wedding. Simply substitute a ceremonial syrup pouring for the cake cutting and viola, a new tradition is born. [image via Patrick Hadley Photography]

7. Yes, we had to put a donut cake on here. No one can resist a donut at the office and no one will resist one at your wedding either. [image via Tim Hortons]

8. This Italian-inspired cannoli display is certainly no cosolation prize to a cake. It could easily hold its own at any wedding with the stunning array of flowers and many tiers. [image via Bellissimo Wedding]