5 Wedding Cake Alternatives Your Guests Will Love
As much as wedding guests love a classic wedding cake, wouldn’t you love to see the surprise on their faces when you let them know you did not plan for one?
Oh yes! There are unique and yummy alternatives to the wedding cake you can dazzle your beloved guest with. The last one is not even a dessert.
5. The Ferrero Rocher Tower
I bet unless you are allergic to chocolate or nuts, Ferrero products like Nutella are probably on your top 10 “best things ever” list.
Like you, many of your guests will feel the same way. So why not spoil them with a tower they will soon not forget?
There are actually different alternatives to the Ferrero Rocher dessert. The creative pastry chef can decide to present an over-sized Ferrero Rocher shaped cake, or build a tower the guests can pick at throughout the evening.
4. The Jello Shot Cake
Depending on the type of wedding you want, this dessert can be prepared with or without alcohol. The Jello Shot Cake is sure to surprise guests with its vibrant colors and fruity flavors. Each shot can also be topped off with white or colored whip cream. There is really so much you can do with a unique alternative like this one.
The great thing about this option is that it can appeal to adult and children alike, and maybe having two different versions, one with an alcohol base and one without will make ALL the guests happy.
3. The Gourmet Doughnut Cake
This dessert is sure to meet everyone’s expectations. Think about it, a tower of gourmet doughnuts, different flavors and toppings that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Besides the varied flavors, a creative pastry chef can really add a lot to a cake such as this one. Maybe with doughnuts topped with salty caramel, classic chocolate, fruit jams, and why not, even edible flowers.
2. The Naked Cake
Don’t worry, despite the name it is not a sculpture, but rather a cake of your choosing without frosting, but with unlimited imagination.
These dessert alternatives at weddings are making quite a comeback. Remember grandma’s sponge cake? Well, picture a beautified version of one prepared by a specialized chef.
The Naked Cake often has a simple base of vanilla, lemon, or chocolate, layered with either Chantilly or whipped creams to perfection. The chef will not bother frosting it, but will dedicate precious hours to beautifying it with berries, chocolate shards, nuts, and whatever your heart desires. It will only be limited by your imagination.
1. The Layered Cheesecake (It’s Not What You Think)
What comes to mind when you read Cheesecake? Well, this is quite the alternative. The world produces hundreds of different cheeses, in many shapes and sizes, so why not become creative and offer an option to the cheese loving bride and groom? This stacked tower of gourmet cheeses is a far-cry from what your wedding guests will be used to.
If you are not sure about this original version of a wedding cake remember, cheese “marries” well with sweet flavors. This “cake” can be served with a variety of specialty honeys and gourmet jams. Maybe, it can be served alongside other types of desserts. One thing is certain, it will be one-of-a-kind!
Desserts, Desserts, Desserts
Desserts are always a welcomed course at the end of every meal. Wedding guests look forward to seeing what the bride and groom have decided. A wedding cake is just as important as the first dance, so take your time and make sure to choose the option best suited to both your liking and your guests’.
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