Alternative Wedding Cakes – Doughnuts

Following on with our alternative wedding cakes this post will look at doughnuts, doughnut towers have become increasingly popular and even Krispy Kreme now have wedding doughnut towers and wedding favours available.

There are so many flavour and glaze options you can tailor a doughnut tower to suit the style, theme and colours of your wedding day.

The Cake and Doughnut Showpiece

For the best of both worlds you can have a doughnut tower topped with a wedding cake, so you can still get the ‘cutting the cake’ photos.

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Alternative Wedding Cakes – Drip Cakes

Wedding cakes are no longer the traditional dense fruit cake covered with thick marzipan and white icing, there are so many options and Pinterest is definitely helping couples broaden their imagination with over 500 million cakes currently Pinned. This year there has been one new trend that as been extremely popular, the drip cake.


The drip cake is made by drizzling a ganache or glaze over the top of an already iced cake so that it dribbles over the edge of the cake creating a gorgeous drip pattern. The cake can be naked, semi-naked, fondant iced or buttercream iced. The ganache or glaze can be in a bold or opposing colour, metallic colour, delicate neutral colour or even chocolate or caramel. The glaze is normally very glossy creating a great juxtaposition against the matte cake icing.



This post looks at main three categories of drip cake; metallic, pastel and brightly coloured, and we also give a few tips on how to create your own wedding drip cake.

Metallic Drip Cakes

Having a metallic accent in your wedding theme has been increasingly popular over the last couple of years, As well as your golds and silvers couples are increasingly using copper, bronze and rose gold tones in their weddings. Having a metallic drip cake is a great way to include the accent metallic colour in your wedding day, the effect is beautiful especially when paired against a pastel icing or buttercream.

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Alternative Wedding Cakes – Macarons

Other than the gorgeous visual displays that can be produced with macarons the best thing about these delicate little meringue based confections is how much you can customise them for your own wedding through colours, flavours and the display itself.

Another positive  is that all macarons made using the traditional french macaron base recipe are gluten free (but double check with your patisserie), so great if you or your guests have this specific dietary requirement.

This post looks at some of the options for having a macaron wedding cake and also how to create your own wedding showpiece at home.


Macaron Tower

The main draw to the macaron tower for couples is their ability to be fully customised to your own wedding day, through the colours, flavours and display styles, many patisseries allow you to create and customise your own display creating a truly bespoke and unique tower.

A macaron tower is a fantastic wedding showpiece and a 10 tier macaron tower that hold 100 macarons on average cost between £200 and £400. You can even have a wedding cake within your macaron display to get the best of both worlds.

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