All hail the pudding wedding cake

Let’s take a look at a few of our favourite cake alternatives.

While wedding cake is a long-standing tradition, most traditions can be ‘updated’ to suit the contemporary celebration. Think of your cake as a blank canvas upon which to stamp your personality, from colour schemes and designs to fillings and flavours. While the tiered, white fruit cake remains popular, we’re also seeing an increase in couples choosing a more pudding-based cake – just the thing if you decide to serve your cake for dessert. Let’s take a look at a few of our favourite cake alternatives.

Who doesn’t love a banoffee pie? It’s the ultimate sweet indulgence. For your wedding, take it a step further with a banoffee cake, perhaps as part of a dessert table. Delicious!
 

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As an alternative to the banoffee cake, consider stacking miniature banoffee pies and letting guests help themselves, a wonderful accompaniment to coffee.
 

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Continuing with the ‘sweet tooth theme’, welcome the Sticky Toffee Pudding cake. This is a great choice for a winter wedding, particularly when served with jugs of hot toffee sauce, and bowls of strawberries.
 

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If you just can’t decide on just one favourite flavour, perhaps it’s time for a dessert table. Sit an elegant, simple tiered cake in the centre of your table and surround it with delicious desserts. You don’t want your guests to be too full to enjoy this, so consider having a break after the wedding breakfast and serving it during your evening celebration.
 

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Biscuit lovers, look no further! How about a tiered delight of Oreo’s? Aside from the biscuit fans, this is perfect for a black and white colour scheme. Serve with scoops of ice cream in a multitude of flavours.
 

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Delicious sticky donuts stack rather well to create a wedding ‘cake’. While this looks simple, it is important to stack cleverly, forming the tiered look. Serve with coffee, hot chocolate or fun cocktails.
 

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Jelly might not sound like the prettiest option for a wedding cake… but take a look at this. Could Jamie Oliver’s Prosecco jelly be any sweeter for a summer wedding?
 

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We couldn’t look at wedding cake alternatives without including ice cream. For a summer wedding or a beach theme, this is a great option. Of course it’s not something that can be prepared in advance and will melt within minutes, so do consider the practicalities!
 

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The croquembouche might not be traditional to us, but it is the French wedding cake. Delicious choux buns filled with cream and bound with caramel… if you love profiteroles, this is for you.
 

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If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, why not stick to cheese? Stacked rustic cheese wheels are a popular choice, particularly when served in the evening with crusty breads, fruits and chutneys. Avoid strong smelling cheeses which can overpower!
 

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And for the serious sweet lovers… what could be finer than this waffle cake? Serve in the evening, or at a wedding brunch.
 

All hail the pudding wedding cake

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The macaron is still bang on trend. Choose your favourite colour combination and let guests help themselves.
 

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For a summer wedding, this Pavlova cake is a treat for the taste buds. Serve with extra berries and lashings of cream.
 

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Last, but certainly not least, we love the chocolate brownie cake. It’s simple, informal and a winning choice. Adorn with a few fresh flowers and serve to your delighted guests.
 

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