Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Ideas

by Niki in , — Updated August 26, 2023 — Reading Time: 3 minutes

If you’re not the type of bride to get excited by the traditional round, 2 or 3-tier white wedding cake, don’t worry. There are plenty of alternative ideas that you can choose from and still have an amazing wedding cake for you and your guests to enjoy.


One of the most popular options for non-traditional brides is a cupcake tower. Cupcakes rather than a traditional cake allow more options for the bride. You can incorporate several different flavors and colors, and cupcake towers are just as beautiful as a traditional cake. They’re also easier to pass around to guests, and more convenient for the bride.

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Personal Cakes

Another wonderful option that is becoming more popular is having personal, smaller cakes at each table rather than one large cake. This also allows the bride to have more options. As with cupcakes, you’re able to choose more than one flavor and color. The cakes can be coordinated to work well together, and it’s easier for each guest to get a piece.

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Petit Fours

Just like cupcakes became all the rage a few years ago, petit fours are becoming extremely popular as well. These “mini cakes” are covered in icing and typically feature beautiful details and designs. They can be arranged however you’d like, and are easy to pass around to guests.

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Unique Wedding Cakes

The possibilities for unique wedding cakes are limitless. You can choose square tiers, off-centered tiers, upside down cakes, and cakes in nearly any shape you can imagine. Try choosing a cake that works very well with your theme. For instance, if you’re having a Vegas theme, why not have a cake shaped like a roulette wheel? Or, if you’re having a modern and elegant wedding, choose a fondant cake with tons of elegant filigree. Simply make an appointment with your cake specialist at least a few months in advance to choose exactly what you want.

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Don’t let tradition demand that you have the same old boring wedding cake as everyone else. Think outside the box and come up with the perfect wedding cake for you. If you can imagine it, there’s a baker and decorator out there that can create it!

2 thoughts on “Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Ideas”

  1. Wha…a roulette table cake. That is awesome! I love the idea of cupcakes, so much easier to eat than a slice of cake – less on the face! 😀 Thanks for sharing!!

  2. My first wedding, I had a beautiful 3 tiered traditional wedding cake, too bad the groom wasn’t as traditional if you know what I mean? Anyways that was 18 years ago and I’ll be doing it again we’ve narrowed it to either Christmas 2017 or Fall of 2018 , I’m not your typical bride, I’m not a girly girl, I like my hair done, makeup etc and he’s a total outdoorsman so my question is, what would you recommend for a wedding cake or cupcakes, devil dogs? HELP ME!


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