When you’re deciding what wedding cake or dessert to have, think about making it reflect who you both are as a couple and let it symbolise your story or embrace the theme or essence of your wedding. Ditch the three-tiered extravaganza and go for something unique and unusual that represents you both.
I did without a wedding cake altogether and instead had a huge surprise birthday cake made for the Irish catholic friend that miraculously set Jeremy and I, a Jewish couple, up. It had a photo of her edibly printed as Yente the matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof and it went down a storm! You can see pictures of the cake, and her reaction, here.
Here are some other alternative and unusual wedding dessert ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
1. A novelty cake featuring something you love. Natasha & Jez absolutely love cow print and went for a lifesize cow cake!
image: Susan Stripling
2. Do you and your partner love playing a particular board game? How about a Monopoly cake, a backgammon cake, or a Scrabble cake where you can really have fun with the tiles and words!
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3. If you have a wedding logo or monogram, have cupcakes displayed in your monogram design or have it iced onto a cake.