Alt Wedding Desserts that Take the (Place of) Cake

Don’t get me wrong, I will always love a wedding cake! But sometimes, the sweet tooth wants something just a little bit out of the box. And if you’re already incorporating a non-traditional wedding dress or some quality quirky decor into your big day, why not show off your creative side with a dessert that’s totally you? We turned to Pinterest for inspiration on how to take some of our fave sweet treats to matrimonial heights.

Rice Krispies Cake

Make your dessert table snap, crackle and pop with a rice krispie cake! Serve them pre-cut for a fun throwback to a childhood treat, or add a sophisticated edge like in this pic from Burnett’s Boards by presenting them in cake form. Added bonus? These are totally DIY-able, saving you major bucks from your catering budget.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches


Ice cream cookie sandwiches mean the best of both worlds, and are especially refreshing for a summer wedding when everyone’s flushed from the dance floor. Delight your attendees with a host of choices like in this snap from Apt. 34, or pick a signature flavor combo and keep things simple.


Mini Pies

Author bias: pies are my favorite thing in the world, to eat and to bake. My own wedding Pinterest board is flooded with pie bars like this one from Style Me Pretty. I love the rustic touch from the lattice-topped crusts and the vintage-inspired cake stands. Plus, they’re mini pies, which means you can showcase a host of flavors… and sample all of them!


Cheese Tower

The classiest way to present a final course when sweets aren’t your thing? A fruit and cheese tower like these stunners from Bridal Musings. If you want to really take it in a gourmet direction, pair your cheese tower with tastes of dessert wine and seriously impress your guests.

+ Want more unique inspiration for your wedding day? Be sure to follow us on Pinterest, and check out our unique collection of bridal styles!

About Sarah

Sarah is a writer, baker, and all-around trouble maker based in Pittsburgh PA. When she’s not tweeting and pinning for ModCloth’s social team, you can find her thrifting for vintage leather jackets, reading 'Jane Eyre' for the eighth time, or gratuitously ‘gramming her cat Pepper.

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