Weddings are full of age-old traditions that we all love and cherish! But sometimes it’s fun to break out of tradition a bit and fit your wedding to match who you are as a couple. After all, your wedding is a celebration of your unique love. Why not have a little fun and make things a little more special?!
Wedding cakes are the perfect example of a timeless wedding tradition that leaves a little room to play with. If you’re not a big cake person, you should do what’s representative of you as a couple! What kind of desserts do you and your sweetie go out for on date nights? Make it fun, make it interactive, make it simple, or make it elaborate. Here are a few of our favorite wedding cake alternatives in the Austin area!
Unique Austin Wedding Cake Alternatives
Ice Cream from Amy’s Ice Cream
Make an ice cream bar for you and your wedding guests with Austin’s own infamous Amy’s Ice Cream! Pick your favorite 2-3 flavors, lay out some different syrups, sprinkles, crushed candy, and other toppings for your guests to make their own sundaes. It’s fun, it’s unique, and it’s delicious! This is especially perfect for those hot summer weddings.
Cookies from Coco Paloma
Austin’s Coco Paloma not only specializes in gorgeous custom wedding cakes, but they also create the cutest decorated sugar cookies. We think decorated cookies are one of the tastiest, prettiest, classiest desserts around! Coordinate your cookie design along with your wedding design and color themes.
Pies from Tiny Pies
We love the idea of tiny, personal, hand-held anything, especially when we’re talking about desserts! Austin’s Tiny Pies is the perfect choice to give guests a cute, fun cake alternative with plenty of choices. Choose unique flavors such as Strawberry Basil, Texas Two Step, or Coconut Cream — our mouths are watering already!
Chocolates from Maggie Louise
From the elegant to the fabulous, we think the creative chocolates from Maggie Louise Confections are the perfect wedding cake alternative! Opt for a variety of chocolate, caramel, and ganache candies so all of your guests will be smiling. We love anything that’s sweet, beautiful, and bite-sized, so we think this is a perfect wedding day treat!
Doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnuts
Who doesn’t love a good doughnut?! Voodoo Doughnuts takes the art of doughnuts to the next level. With creative concoctions, unique pairings, and hilarious names to boot, you can’t go wrong with anything they have to offer! Perfect for couples with a sweet tooth and a love for the wacky side of life, your guests will have so much fun with this wedding cake alternative!
Variety of Desserts from Whole Foods
Why choose just one dessert when you can choose a whole bunch?! Shop around for your favorite desserts at Whole Foods and no one will be disappointed. Choose from brownies, cookies, lemon bars, chocolates, candies, or even ice cream and popsicles! Create a beautiful and varied dessert table with lots of options for guests to choose from. The more the merrier!
Cupcakes from Polkadots Cupcake Factory
Of course, one of the best alternatives to a traditional wedding cake is simply a mini cake! Cupcakes are a cute way to keep a bit of tradition in your wedding dessert, while also switching things up a bit. Polkadots Cupcake Factory is an Austin treasure with a whole lot of wedding experience! Choose from a variety of flavors, or mix it up! These tiny cakes are sure to be a giant success.
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