Your wedding is unique. Why should your wedding cake look just like everyone else’s? There are all kinds of creative, alternative wedding cake options that will give your celebration a personal touch.
Here is a dozen of ideas we love.
If you prefer a cheese plate to a sweet dessert, why bother with a cake? An artful selection of cheese is a classic twist on the wedding cake. Buy rounds of Ibiza goats’ cheese encrusted with black pepper, chili or herbs for a festive island finish.
Swap layer cake for dozens of delicious doughnuts. They are perfect for stacking, so you can make a tasty tower of sweets that your guests will have fun demolishing.
With cupcakes you can order up a variety so there is something for every taste. Get an assortment of white, yellow, red velvet, and chocolate, and have them frosted in your wedding colours for a personal touch.
Get your caterer to whip up dozens of meringues, dye them an assortment of colours, and create a beautiful profusion of sweet, light-as-air treats that look as good as they taste.
Show your sense of fun by serving a big stack of fluffy American-style pancakes in the place of cake. Layer them with chocolate sauce, honey, jam, butter, fruit… whatever you like.
The perfect sweet choice for a summer wedding is pie made from fresh apple, cherry, strawberry, berries, or peach. Serve full-size ones or, if you fancy something more personal, order mini-pies so each guest can have his or her own.
Pies don’t have to be sweet. For an informal wedding, an assortment of miniature pork pies is a fun alternative to anything sugary. They great thing about pork pie is they stand up to transport, making them a convenient option for catering.
For a true Ibiza touch, why not serve graxionera, the rich, sweet Catalan bread pudding? It is creamy, luscious and sure to be a hit with all ages.
Summer weddings are a perfect excuse to enjoy ice cream instead of cake. There are several excellent heladerias (ice cream shops) on Ibiza where you can get a vast array of flavours. An ice cream bar adds a playful note to casual celebrations.
Fresh-fried churros dipped in cinnamon sugar and hot chocolate are a beloved autumn and winter treat in Spain. If you’re having a cool-weather wedding consider treating your guests to churros in the place of cake.
Iced sweet rolls are a scrumptious variation on the theme. Cinnamon rolls, hot cross buns, or glazed buns are all good options and have the benefit of being single-serving.
Everyone loves brownies, and they are one of the easiest treats to make. Stack them high, drizzle them with chocolate syrup and tuck in!
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