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Cheese wedding cake: Chateau Impney, Droitwich

Ditch the Sponge! Creative Alternatives to a Traditional Wedding Cake

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Fallen out of love with the usual wedding cake options? There are lots of not-a-cake alternatives out there for brides and grooms looking for something a little different – sweet or savoury!

To find out more about unusual wedding cake replacements, we chatted to Dal from Fancier Cakes, our expert wedding cake partner, who creates stunning cakes and cake alternatives for brides and grooms across the Midlands.

Brides and grooms are on a mission to make their wedding as unique to them as possible, and the wedding cake is a huge part of that. A fantastic way of putting an individual stamp on your special day is by breaking with tradition and having a cake that isn’t a cake – whether it’s sweet, savoury or somewhere in-between.

If you don’t have a sweet tooth, but are a big fan of cheese, there can be no other choice – a cheese course wedding cake, where every tier is a different type of cheese! If you decide upon a cheese cake, why not give your guests a little pot of chutney as a favour?

Cheese wedding cake: Chateau Impney, Droitwich

A tower of strawberries dipped in chocolate offers a subtle, yet romantic alternative to the norm. You can decorate the strawberries with different patterns and flavours of chocolate, too, creating an individual look that’s completely unique to you.

Chocolate-dipped strawberry wedding cake: Chateau Impney, Droitwich

We love this idea for a fun-filled break from tradition – a stack of doughnuts arranged in tiers like a wedding cake, interspersed with handmade edible flowers. The best thing about using individual treats like doughnuts is that you can have them stacked in any way you want, with multiple colours and flavours that are guaranteed to suit everyone!

Doughnut wedding cake: Chateau Impney, Droitwich

If you’d like your not-a-cake to have an elegant and timeless look, then a tower of macarons offers a sophisticated solution. Whether all the macarons are the same colour and filling, or you have a range of colours and fillings, top it with a bouquet of handmade sugar roses for a stunning finish.

Macaron wedding cake: Chateau Impney, Droitwich

Feeling inspired or hungry for more not-a-cake ideas? Get in touch with Fancier Cakes to see how they can make your vision come to life. To find out more about holding your wedding at Chateau Impney and to arrange a viewing, call Olivia on 01905 827 585 or email

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