While we all gasp at wedding cakes, their grandeur and beauty is not always affordable. So, I've come with four alternatives to an actual wedding cake:
1. Serve up cupcakes in a cupcake tower - you can still have these displayed in a tiered fashion. Isn't this one cute! Cupcakes are really a great way to make things colorful at a wedding, too.
2. Donuts have always been popular and they can be presented in many creative ways.
3. A candy buffet stand wherein you display different kinds of candy. You can have it based on the theme of your wedding such as this one, which is a "sweet sailing-inspired" candy table:
4. Have pie carousels or you can serve different kinds of pies on a variety of stands. This idea is great especially during a Thanksgiving wedding or even during a summer 4th of July party. You can have apple, blueberry, and strawberry pies placed on pretty stands. Then you can also have smaller pies or even tarts for a festive display. And for chocolate lovers, serving a chocolate mousse pie will surely be a hit.