Wedding season is nearly upon us, and that means awkward first dances, small talk with long-lost relatives, and lots of fondant-covered cake. But why stick to standards like red velvet, chocolate, and vanilla? Our suggestion: shake things up by ditching the traditional wedding cake and going with something a little more fun, like, oh, maybe a pizza pie cake? Or a cheese wheel cake? Here are five alternatives to a wedding cake that'll have your guests talking for months.
1. Pizza Wedding Cake
This couple recently made headlines when they served pizza instead of cake at their baseball-themed wedding. "It was saucy and delicious and what pizza dreams are made of,” said the bride, Jess Melara, in an interview with Wedding Chicks. Now if only someone would make a taco-pizza wedding cake...
2. Cheese Wedding Cake
No, we don't mean a cheesecake wedding cake—we're talking a "cake" made out of stacked wheels of cheddar, Gouda, Brie, and whatever else your cheesy heart desires. This is a pretty genius idea; after all, stacking those wheels is a cinch, and we love how they've been dressed up with flowers and accessories. Cutting the cheese was never so romantic.
3. Donut Wedding Cake
The tiered donut wedding cake is a classic, but it never gets old (and there's a growing trend of donut walls at weddings, too). These pretty stacks of donuts are absolutely gorgeous, and best of all, there's no need to slice and serve—guests can just grab and go.
4. Rice Krispies Treat Wedding Cake
If you really, really, love Rice Krispies treats, these wedding cakes are for you. Surprisingly, an entire cake-shaped Rice Krispies treat is more common than you think; Rice Krispies even offers up its own recipe for creating a wedding cake. Cutting this one might be a challenge. though.
5. Pork Pie Wedding Cake
For those who can't get enough pork—or for the Brits in the house—this pork pie wedding cake is the ultimate fantasy. It's made by Powell's Pies in Wales, which specializes in traditional British pork pies made from a recipe that's been handed down through four generations. One thing's for sure—your wedding guests won't leave hungry.
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