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March 24, 2016

Hi DIY babes, it’s Lauren from I Love Love Events feeling very hungry as I put this fabulous post together. Today I am sharing 15 amazing alternatives to traditional wedding cake. This trend has been building for a while, for several years, we saw lots and lots of cupcakes, and the dessert de jour is donuts. But the fantastic thing is that ANYTHING goes in the dessert arena these days and this is great news for the DIY bride. Below are several options that you could put together yourself, save a few pennies and in some cases, not even turn on the oven (hello Oreos and Krispy Kremes!). The world of weddings is giving permission to forego the over priced cake in favor of something more creative, more personal and perhaps in theme with the venue, here are a few fabulous ideas!

15 Wedding Cake Alternatives


BROWNIE TOWER, CLASSIC ALTERNATIVE TO CUPCAKES

Wedding Brownie Tower

photography: Caught the Light // caterer: Sally Iddles Fabulous Foods // via: Snippet & Ink


BAKE AHEAD FOR A DIY COOKIE BAR

Wedding Cookie Bar

photography: Ampersand Wedding Photography // catering: The Skinny Pancake // via: Something Turquoise


EVEN KRISPY KREME DONUTS CAN MAKE A BEAUTIFUL STATEMENT!

Wedding Donuts

photography: Emily Sacra Photography // donuts: Krispy Kreme // via: The Budget Savvy Bride


ALL THE GUESTS WOULD SCREAM FOR AN ICE CREAM BAR

Wedding Ice Cream Bar

photography:Ruth Eileen Photography // coordination: Black Bow Events // dessert: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott // via: Style Me Pretty


STACK OREOS FOR A BOLD STATEMENT DESSERT

Oreo Cake

via: Martha Stewart


HAVING A BRUNCH WEDDING? HOW ABOUT A WAFFEL CAKE!?

Wedding Brunch Waffel Cake

photography: Becca Rillo Photography // event design: Marisa Nicole Weddings // via: Frosted Petticoat


DONUT HOLES NEVER LOOKED AS CUTE AS THEY DO ON SKEWERS

Donut Hole Skewers

photography: Kenroy Lumsden // sweet styling: Sugar Canvas Cayman // via: Eat Drink Pretty


COLORFUL OR NEUTRAL, MACARONS MAKE A BEAUTIFUL TOWER

Macaron Wedding Cake Tower

photography: Melvyn Vincent // macaron tower: Agnes de Sucre


A MUCH EASIER DIY THAN CAKE, RICE KRISPY TREATS!

Rice Krispy Wedding Cake

photography: Ashleigh Jayne Photography // styling & coordination: Angela Marie Events // via: Burnetts Boards


PICK UP A VARIETY OF PIES AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Wedding Pie Table

photography: Angie Wilson Photography // event planning: Talia Events // pies: My Mom’s Pies // via: Style Me Pretty


S’MORES ARE PERFECT FOR A BARN OR CAMP WEDDING

s'mores bar

photography: Kristyn Hogan // planner: Catalyst Weddings and Events // via: Southern Weddings


ADD A LITTLE EUROPEAN FLARE AND SERVE CHEESE AS DESSERT

cheese wheel cake

photography: Redfield Photography // catering: Wedge & Fig // via: Wedding Chicks


HOW ABOUT A TIERED CHEESECAKE?

wedding cheese cake

recipe: Taste.com.au // photography: Ben Dearnley


AN ALTERNATE TO THE WAFFEL ROUTE, CREPES, OMBRE NO LESS!

wedding crepe cake

photography: Diane Rodriguez of Spanglish Studios // coordinator: Maria Chavez of Royal Lace Bridal // cake: Crisan Bakery // via: Wedding Chicks


THE CLASSIC ALTERNATIVE WILL EVER GO OUT OF STYLE

Wedding Cupcakes

photography: Jen Rodriguez // coordinator: Events Redefined // cupcakes: Clementine Cupcakes // via: Style Me Pretty


Lauren of i love love events

Lauren Koster is the owner of I Love Love Events, a New York based wedding planning company that specializes in the unique and handmade look. Her eclectic style and modern hipster vibe always has us entranced. We always love when she graces our blog with her monthly “Steal This Style” article. Want to know more? You can personally follow or find her from these links below:

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