6 Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Types And 30 Examples
If you want a wedding cake but are tired of everything typical, there are many cool substitutes that will still be sweet. Here are the most popular non-traditional wedding cakes and their substitutes to get inspired, get ready to swoon over!
Pancake And Crepe Wedding Cakes
Crepe and pancake wedding cakes are a delicious alternative to a usual cake. If you want a light French twist, go for thin refined crepes and choose a cake of them – as for the cream, it’s up to you, pancakes will be thicker and the cake will contain less cream. As for the topper, the cake looks amazing with fresh blooms and berries and fruits covered with sugar powder a bit.
pancake wedding cake with fresh flowers and fruits and sugar powder
crepe wedding cake with strawberries and sugar powder
crepe wedding cake with fresh blooms
lavender French crepe wedding cake looks super yummy
caramel crepe wedding cake with fresh strawberries and white flowers
pancake wedding cake with cream and fresh berries
pancake wedding cake with fresh berries and sugar powder
Donut Wedding Cakes
Donuts have become a huge trend for weddings, you can see donut walls at them and at different wedding-connected events. A donut wedding cake is an amazing idea, it’s less expensive than a usual cake and if you choose different glazing, all your guests will find something that they like. Everybody loves donuts, I’m sure that you too!
colorful glazed donut tower in boho style for a wedding
a glazed donut wedding cake is a gorgeous and yummy idea
colorful glaze donut tower displayed with flowers and greenery
donuts with different glazing and topping will satisfy all the guests
a stack of glazed donuts topped with foliage and fresh roses
chocolate glaze donut tower with greenery and fresh blooms
Croquembouche Wedding Cakes
Croquembouche is a French dessert consisting of choux pastry balls piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel. It’s a very refined dessert that has a unique look, so if you are looking for something non-traditional and exquisite, this is your thing. The filling of the profiteroles can be different, and you may cover it not only with caramel threads but also with chocolate, sugar powder and add flowers and berries. Produces a strong wow-effect!
wedding croquembouche with fresh blackberries and strawberries
a traditional croquembouche with caramel cover is a spectacular alternative to a usual cake
decadent chocolate cover croquembouche with fresh blush roses
wedding croquembouche with fresh strawberries
a caramel topped croquembouche with small fresh flowers
croquembouche with pistachio cream served on a wooden slice with fresh flowers
Ice Cream Wedding Cakes
If it’s hot, serving ice cream, popsicles and an ice cream wedding cake. This is a fresh idea that is gaining popularity, and it will definitely help to keep your guests cool and refreshed. Choose the ice cream you like and order such a cake, top it with berries and fruits and add drip or berry sauce of your choice. Looks wow!
strawberry black currant ice cream cake topped with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
ice cream straberry wedding cake topped with berries
ice cream wedding cake with layers of different ice cream
vanilla rose ice cream sandwich wedding cake with fresh roses
Cannoli Wedding Cakes
Cannoli are a typical Sicily dessert, these are tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta, and of course, you can vary the filling and toppings for the cannoli. Such a wedding cake is a way to stand out – make a cannoli tower to impress your guests and strike them with your unusual taste. Besides, they are really delicious!
cannoli tower cake displayed with fresh pink roses
a cannoli cake is a unique idea for any wedding
a cannoli tower will easily substitute any wedding cake and will be very eye-catchy
Macaron Wedding Cake
Here’s another delicious French dessert that may inspire your wedding cake. If it’s a French wedding, a wedding with a French twist or you just want to add a refined touch to the wedding, a macaron tower is gorgeous idea.
macaron sandwich tower with different fillings and toppers looks impressive
a macaron wedding tower in pink and peachy shades topped with florals and foliage
blush macaron wedding tower served with fresh white roses
rainbow macaron wedding tower looks cool and tastes amazing