15 DIY-Friendly Wedding Cake Alternatives
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!
BROWNIE TOWER, CLASSIC ALTERNATIVE TO CUPCAKES
photography: Caught the Light // caterer: Sally Iddles Fabulous Foods // via: Snippet & Ink
BAKE AHEAD FOR A DIY COOKIE BAR
photography: Ampersand Wedding Photography // catering: The Skinny Pancake // via: Something Turquoise
EVEN KRISPY KREME DONUTS CAN MAKE A BEAUTIFUL STATEMENT!
photography: Emily Sacra Photography // donuts: Krispy Kreme // via: The Budget Savvy Bride
ALL THE GUESTS WOULD SCREAM FOR AN 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
via: Martha Stewart
HAVING A BRUNCH WEDDING? HOW ABOUT A 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
photography: Kenroy Lumsden // sweet styling: Sugar Canvas Cayman // via: Eat Drink Pretty
COLORFUL OR NEUTRAL, MACARONS MAKE A BEAUTIFUL TOWER
photography: Melvyn Vincent // macaron tower: Agnes de Sucre
A MUCH EASIER DIY THAN CAKE, RICE KRISPY TREATS!
photography: Ashleigh Jayne Photography // styling & coordination: Angela Marie Events // via: Burnetts Boards
PICK UP A VARIETY OF PIES AT THE FARMERS MARKET
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
photography: Kristyn Hogan // planner: Catalyst Weddings and Events // via: Southern Weddings
ADD A LITTLE EUROPEAN FLARE AND SERVE CHEESE AS DESSERT
photography: Redfield Photography // catering: Wedge & Fig // via: Wedding Chicks
HOW ABOUT A TIERED CHEESECAKE?
recipe: Taste.com.au // photography: Ben Dearnley
AN ALTERNATE TO THE WAFFEL ROUTE, CREPES, OMBRE NO LESS!
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
photography: Jen Rodriguez // coordinator: Events Redefined // cupcakes: Clementine Cupcakes // via: Style Me Pretty
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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