Unique Wedding Dessert Ideas for Couples Who Don’t Want a Cake


While serving a cake at weddings is a long-standing tradition, some couples choose to forgo that idea and serve something that better fits their taste. There are millions of dessert options out there, so why not select a more creative and personal choice? If you are looking to serve a dessert that isn’t a wedding cake (or simply want a sweet something extra on the side), try out some of these unique wedding dessert ideas.


Freshly-Baked Pies

With a delicious pie, you’ll still have a chance to do the traditional wedding cake cutting with your spouse—just in a different way! Pies are a wonderful option for couples who don’t want to pick just one flavor. You can set up a table spread of a variety of different flavors so that every guest can choose an option that sounds best to them. Lil’ Dutch Bakery in Martinez makes not only some of the most delicious wedding cakes in Georgia, but also some mouthwatering pies. Flavors include coconut cream, apple, peach, peanut butter, cherry, chocolate cream, and more. Couples in the Lawrenceville area can check out Blue Rooster Bake Shop & Eatery, a bakery that serves delectable pies, in flavors like blueberry, blackberry, banana cream, key lime, chocolate mousse, and much more.


Classic Cookies and Milk

This kid-friendly favorite will be a hit for guests of all ages at your wedding. Get a selection of some delicious, freshly-baked cookies, and serve them with a side of milk (in a glass fit for dunking, of course). This dessert may be simple, but you and your guests will savor every last crumb!


A Variety of Donuts

Many couples are choosing to serve donuts in place of a traditional wedding cake. Just like with pies, donuts give you an opportunity to serve lots of different delicious flavors. If you still want your donut display to have a bit of a traditional wedding feel, try serving them on a tiered platter, complete with a cake topper! For a variety of donut options, couples can check out Marietta-based Duck Donuts. This Atlanta wedding vendor serves donuts in just about every flavor imaginable, including peanut butter and chocolate, maple bacon, key lime, and more. Another top choice is Doraville-based Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe. The bakery team serves up some incredibly unique donut creations, including matcha, hazelnut nutella, Irish cream, and more. For couples who are looking to serve a few dessert options, they also bake some of the most beautiful wedding cakes in Georgia.


Hot Cocoa and Cider Bar

This idea is perfect for guests who’ll want to cozy up during fall and winter weddings. Pick up some cute mugs and set up a self-serve container filled with these delicious drinks. Also be sure to put out some toppings (such as marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate and caramel sauce, and cinnamon sticks) so that guests can customize their drink.


Individual Cake Pops

Want to put a twist on the classic wedding cake idea? Try out cake pops! These bite-sized treats add a bit of fun to the cake-eating experience, and can add a beautiful burst of color to any wedding venue. ELF’s Cakery in Stockbridge offers creative, customizable cake pops that can fit the decor of any wedding celebration. Couples can view the gallery of their past work online to see the incredible visions the bakery has brought to life!


Spread of Cupcakes

Cupcakes are always a crowd-pleaser, and unique cupcake display tables and stands can make an extravagant statement, just like your traditional wedding cake. Chain bakery Gigi’s Cupcakes offers a selection of incredible flavors. Some flavors that will be a hit include red velvet, chocolate chip cookie dough, turtle cheesecake, and more. Couples in the Warner Robins area can also check out Pam’s Cakes & More. In addition to baking some gorgeous wedding cakes for Macon, GA weddings, this bakery can design the cupcake stand of your dreams.


Colorful Candy Station

Everyone loves candy, so you can’t go wrong with a spread of some of your favorite sweets. When picking out the candies for this station, pick ones that match with your color scheme. It will help the candy table function as both a dessert stop and a decor piece. Give guests a bag or small decorative box so that they can pick out their favorites and continue to enjoy them after the celebration.


If you are in the process of planning your wedding, come to the next Georgia Bridal Show near you to connect with wedding vendors in Georgia and the Southeast who can help bring your wedding vision to life!


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