5 Awesome Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake for Hawaii Brides

Happy Friday to all of my favorite brides and grooms!  Today we’re going to explore a few wedding cake alternatives.  No one’s going to argue that you shouldn’t have the traditional wedding cake, but if you want to try something different there are plenty of other dessert options to choose from!  From cupcake towers to full candy bars, today we’ve put together a list of 5 great alternatives to the traditional tiered cake! If you aren’t set on having the the traditional cake, these options can be super fun, and save you money.

 Best Day Ever’s Top 5 Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake: 

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1. Cupcake Cake

Cupcakes have always been a popular dessert and with cupcake shops becoming more prevalent, why wouldn’t cupcakes be a smash at a wedding reception? Wedding guests of all ages are sure to devour everything from vanilla to more creative flavors and fillings. One of the best things about having a cupcake cake is that you can still have a design for it! They can be served in tower form or as pull-apart cakes.

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2. Candy Bar

Envision all of your favorite sugary treats displayed colorfully on a beautiful table. What more could you ask for? The beauty of the candy bar is that the options are virtually limitless. You can have treats that you know everyone will enjoy as well as putting out some new treats that maybe people haven’t heard of. Make it extra special by putting cards that say which one is your favorite and which one is your fiancé’s favorite.

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3. Dessert Bar

Ever consider a mix of fancy desserts and cakes instead of a single wedding cake? You could go to all of your favorite bakeries and have a wide range of desserts offering everything from doughnuts to mini tarts!  The options are endless and what fun for all your guests!

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4. Ice Cream

With so many weddings happening during the summer months, guests might need something a little more refreshing to keep them cool while dancing the night away on the dance floor! Consider hiring an ice cream bartender to whip up spectacular creations and have a Sunday bar, where guests can design their Sunday to their liking! Or you could bring in an ice cream truck like our one of our favorite brides Layna did at her Rustic Hawaii Wedding (pictured above). 

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5. Cookie Buffet

The only problem with having a cookie buffet is narrowing down the options for your guests to choose from. Everyone loves cookies, so it’s hard to go wrong here. You can choose cookies that are your favorites as well as the people in your bridal party to make it a little more special. If you really want to earn brownie points with your guests, you can provide vanilla ice cream for classic ice cream sandwiches. Cookie buffets are fun and super easy!  Also a great way to save a little money!

There are so many different options when it comes to the types of desserts to have at your wedding. No matter what you decide to choose, whether it is the traditional wedding cake or trying something new, you can’t go wrong! Everyone loves dessert!

What are you doing at your wedding? A traditional cake or something different? Do share!  We’d love to hear all about it!

Yay for Friday! 🙂 Hope everyone has a wonderful day and fabulous weekend! Thanks to Marielle for helping me with this fabulous post!


Best Day Ever Hawaii

Hawaii’s Favorite Wedding Planning Team 

Ice cream photo taken from http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/weddings/5-wedding-cake-alternatives.htm

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