10 Delectable Wedding Dessert Ideas Beyond Cakes

By Ashita Ahuja | Aug 20, 2019

Attention dessert lovers!

Imagine this.

Gooey chocolate, irresistible caramel sauce, crunchy chocolate chips, scrumptious pies, fluffy custard, soft marshmallows. 

No, don’t me mad at me for taking you on an unmatched and imaginary gastronomical experience. I am just prepping you for a Sugar High!

When any of us attend weddings (by us I mean the foodies), our eyes are set on the menu and our taste buds are constantly awaiting a pure, satisfying dish that can make us go, “Ah, the food of the gods!” For me, desserts do the trick.

But there is a catch, when we attend weddings, it seems like the ubiquitous three-tiered cake snatches away the limelight from all the other desserts. You will surprised to know how many dessert options are available to choose from, beyond cakes. From bite sized replications of classic desserts to the trending ones which have recently gathered popularity in the dessert arena, the choices are mind boggling.

So. here are 12 best dessert alternatives which you should bookmark if you are bored with the conventional cake:

1. Waffle Sundaes

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Waffle Sundaes=Crowd pleasers

You won’t be disappointing a lot of people if you go in for this dessert. The hot chocolate sauce and the colourful sprinkles can make your guests fall n love with this dessert.

2. Cake Push Pops

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Cake push pops are nothing but small pieces of cake, icing and fruits layered one on top of the other. You could stack them up and the best part is they are easy to eat even while you are on the dance floor 😛

3. Glazed Doughnuts

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Yummiest and freshest dessert alternative to the conventional cake is an assorted display of doughnuts. You could go all out with display options and add a whole lot of colour and sprinkles to make them stand out.

4. Milk and cookies

Besides the popular tequila shots or the hatke paani puri shots, this vintage dessert has also crept into the dessert space. There is nothing better than offering your guest handmade cookies and a small shot of milk, bringing back childhood memories.

5. S’mores Chocolate Mousse Bars

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Sweet milk chocolate graham cracker crust, fluffy chocolate mousse and a lightly toasted meringue on the top makes this a tri-layered decadence, a desert lover’s delight!

6. Cake pops

A perfect bite-sized dessert, cake pops are miniature cakes, resembling lollipops. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing, cake and loaded with sprinkles. The cake pop is attached to a stick, making it easy to eat.

7. Handmade tart

Imagine having an explosion of flavour in your mouth, with the very first bite! These perfectly crafted squares with a premium strawberry filling, garnished with a drizzle of your favourite flavoured sauce are a delight to the tastebuds and eyes.

8. Caramel apple/taffy apple

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These are created by rolling or dipping apples in thick caramel sauce and then subsequently rolling them in nuts or other savouries. With every bite your guests can enjoy the mix of something sweet and savoury at the same time.

9. Macaron Tower

Macarons are meringue-based delectable sweets made with egg, granulated sugar, almond powder and some food colouring. A typical macaron has a filling of buttercream, ganache or jam in between two such cookie, like a sweet sandwich. Imagine how exciting it will be to have an tower of such assorted macarons stacked up at the dessert corner at your wedding.

10. Rice Krispies

A classic dessert which the kiddies at your wedding are sure to love- base made out of rice krispies, with layer of peanut butter and chocolate. A nice, crunchy dessert, which you must bookmark for your dessert list!

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