Alternative, Unusual & Unique Wedding Cake Ideas

A decade ago, if we had suggested to one of our brides that she consider having a Krispy Kreme donut wedding cake, she would have laughed in our faces or thought we were mad. How times have changed!

Meringue Girls Wedding Cake
Meringue Girls Wedding Cake

Meringue Girls Website

The recent alternative wedding cake trend started with cup cake towers and individual wedding cakes, then along came cake pops… And who would have thought that cake on a stick could work so well as a concept, or taste so good?

Since then cake designers, wedding planners and couples have been “egging” each other on to dream up with ever more unique and alternative wedding cake ideas. And it’s easy to see why. The cake is one of the focal points of a wedding day and an alternative wedding cake is a great way for more laid-back brides and grooms to put their own personal stamp on the day’s proceedings.

The most popular alternative cakes have been Oreo towers, donut towers, naked wedding cakes, real cheese tiered cakes and savoury pork pie cakes. However as you will soon see, there are lots more unique alternative wedding cake ideas worth considering, including cakes made entirely from beer (sort of!), real fruit and even real soap!

Much like the bride’s choice of dress, a carefully considered alternative cake enables them to make quite a bold wedding statement without uttering a word. It adds a definite WOW factor and is sure to be a major talking point for guests on the wedding day and for many years to come.

Anyway, enough chit-chat, let’s get to the images…

Bompas & Parr Jelly Wedding Cake
Bompas & Parr Jelly Wedding Cake

Bompas & Parr Website

Ice cream cone wedding cake via ChicVintageBrides
Ice cream cone wedding cake via ChicVintageBrides

ChicVintageBrides Website

Snickers ice cream & brownie wedding cake via Love, Life & Sugar
Snickers ice cream & brownie wedding cake via Love, Life & Sugar

Love, Life & Sugar Website

Rice Krispie cake by Treat House
Rice Krispie cake by Treat House

Treat House Website

Flambe wedding cake
A flambe wedding cake?
real fruit wedding cake
Real fruit wedding cake!

…and if a real fruit cake grabbed your fancy, check this one out on Reddit, click: cubed fruit cake

wedding cake balls via CakeBiteDelights
Wedding cake balls via Cake Bite Delights

Cake Bite Delights Website

individually boxed wedding cake by Linda Fripp
Individually boxed wedding cake by Linda Fripp

Linda Fripp Website

pancake tier wedding by Elisabeth Millay
Pancake tiered wedding via Elisabeth Millay

Elisabeth Millay Website

chocolate cup wedding cake by SweetArt.co.uk
Chocolate cup wedding cake by Sweet Art

Sweet Art Website

fresh strawberry wedding cake via Lover.ly
Fresh strawberry wedding cake via Lover.ly
cupcake floral bouquet via Wedding Bells
Cupcake floral bouquet via Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells Website

cupcake floral bouquet by HTCupcake via Cake Theatre
Cupcake floral bouquet by HT Cupcake via Cake Theatre
chocolate truffle wedding cake via Chocolate Studio
Chocolate truffle wedding cake by Chocolate Studio
beer wedding cake via We Heart Pictures
Beer wedding cake via We Heart Pictures

We Heart Pictures Website

Easter egg cake by Pamela McCaffrey
Easter egg cake by Pamela McCaffrey

Pamela McCaffrey Website

Medici Macaroons
Medici Macaroons

Medici Macaroons Website

donut wedding cake tower via Rebecca Chan
Donut wedding cake tower via Rebecca Chan

Rebecca Chan Website

Savoury Wedding Cakes

Real cheese wedding cakes have been popular for a number of years now. But if cheese is not your thing, or you are looking for an alternative savoury wedding cake there are a few options worth considering. For instance, how about a pork pie wedding cake (even good old Marks & Spencers want a slice of this pie!).

Or a chicken, venison or game pie wedding cake? Obviously the pie can be filled with any filling of your choosing.

Or maybe a sushi wedding cake tower!

Savoury pie wedding cake by GingerPig
Savoury pie wedding cake by GingerPig

Ginger Pig Website

M&S Pork Pie Wedding Cake
M&S Pork Pie Wedding Cake

M&S Website

Sushi Wedding Cake Tower
Sushi Wedding Cake Tower
Sushi Rolls wedding cake
Sushi Rolls wedding cake

Sushi Rolls Website

Godminster cheese wedding cake
Godminster cheese wedding cake

Godminster Website

West Country Cheese Wedding Cake
West Country Cheese Wedding Cake

West Country Cheese Website