Exploring the non-traditional when it comes to weddings is a passion of mine. Few things scream tradition like a wedding cake, yet modern couples are increasingly opting for delectable alternatives. My introduction to this trend came at my step-brother's wedding in 2017, where they surprised guests with pie instead of the expected cake. Similarly, at my cousin's 2022 wedding, her chef husband showcased his love for macarons as the standout dessert. With elopements gaining popularity as a unique wedding option, I'm excited to share some unconventional cake alternatives that will not only ignite your creativity but also tantalize your taste buds.


This is a smaller version to the traditional wedding cake. When eloping there are only two of you and maybe you have different flavor preferences. Opting for cupcakes lets you both have your cake and eat it too!


For couples opting to elope, donuts offer a charming twist as an alternative to traditional wedding cakes. Their whimsical appeal and variety of flavors can add a playful touch to intimate celebrations and add to the sweet essence of your unique union.


Brownies are my husband's absolute favorite dessert. Because of this I often make it to celebrate milestones! Brownies present a delightful departure from the conventional wedding cake. With their rich, indulgent flavor and dense texture, they offer a comforting and intimate dessert experience. Brownies bring a touch of warmth and sweetness to a small, heartfelt celebration.

Ice Cream

Opting for ice cream at an ice cream parlor instead of a wedding cake adds a nostalgic element to your wedding celebration. With may flavors and toppings to choose from, you can customize your sweet treat to reflect your unique tastes.

Mini Cheesecakes

These petite delights offer a variety of flavors and are perfect for sharing, creating a cozy atmosphere. Their elegant presentation and creamy texture make a memorable and delightful alternative to a larger cake.