5 Mouth-Watering Wedding Cake Alternatives

Maybe you're not a fan of cake. Or maybe you love cake so much that you can't choose just one type. Whatever the reason, couples today are looking beyond the traditional wedding cake when it comes to choosing reception desserts. Here, five options we love.

Cupcakes

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Cupcakes are a fun alternative to wedding cake. And they have a real advantage when it comes to picky eaters: You can mix and match a wide variety of flavors so that there's something for everyone.

Another plus: Cupcake towers become instant décor and focal points of your reception room. "We typically work closely with the event coordinator to create something cohesive to the overall theme through color, aesthetic and quantity," says Jenine Cravatt, president of Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach, CA. "This includes not only designing the desserts in a specific color and design, but also incorporating props, linens and stationery pieces that fit in with the overall feel of the wedding."

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Mini Desserts
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Photo Courtesy of Be Inspired PR/Created by Cupcakes Couture

Ice Cream

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Guests of all ages will love a make-your-own-sundae bar. Splurge on gourmet ice cream for a truly memorable dessert. We love Cowabunga Ice Cream (and not just because of the name!), which is based out of New Jersey and ships nationally. Their secret recipe ensures that the ice cream isn't over-aerated, resulting in creamier, denser ice cream than the competition. Their inspired flavors include New York Cheesecake, Cake Batter, Rice Krispy Treat (vanilla ice cream with marshmallows and rice krispies), Almond Joy (coconut ice cream with almonds and dark chocolate chips), and Red Velvet.

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Mini Desserts
Dessert Bar

Photo Courtesy of Cowabunga Ice Cream

Dessert Shots

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These delectable treats are as beautiful as they are delicious! Choose varieties like strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse, New York cheesecake, key lime pie… any dessert you'd like can be turned into a dessert shot. Create an impressive arrangement of dessert shots on a side table with 3 or 4 varieties. Guests will love how easy they are to eat while walking compared to a slice of cake on a plate. These creations are from the lovely ladies at Cupcakes Couture.

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Mini Desserts
Dessert Bar

Photo Courtesy of Be Inspired PR/Created by Cupcakes Couture

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