8 wedding cake alternatives

Everybody loves a good beautifully crafted wedding cake for their special day, but in 2022, it’s popular and fun to break out of the box and think of creative wedding desserts.

Here at Tessa‘s, we specialize in not just custom created cakes, but all sorts of mouthwatering desserts that will bring people together and give Gerentine smiles!


Order them with different edible jewels, gems, sparkles and sprinkles make your wedding display table super fun and personal!

Mix and match different flavors to please all of your guests! afraid of leftovers? Buy separate to-go containers so that people can take them home and share with their friends and family!


Bring some class to your wedding day with different flavored French cookies! Makes a great wedding favor to be pre-packaged and sent home with a special hand-written note.

cake pops-

Have lots of kids coming to your wedding day? Ask for cake pops! They make a great cake alternative and their fun to hold with little hands. No fork or plate? No problem! Less mess to clean!


Add a little bit of spice to your day with a donut bar! Order a bunch of plain or glazed donuts and have each of your wedding guests decorate their donuts with chocolate, syrup, whipped cream, candy, sprinkles and more!

build-your-sundae bars

Want to bring a twist to the traditional chocolate fondue fountain? Make a sundae bar with all sorts of toppings, ice cream and fancy glassware!


Morning weddings are the new thing this year, it’s usually a lower rate than an evening wedding, you can have brunch and mimosas and everyone’s fresh and awake- Plus beautiful natural lighting coming into your venue! Add a crêpe bar to your wedding instead of a traditional cake!


For winter and fall weddings, a selection of pies from all over the country to celebrate everyone’s favorites is a great personal touch that everyone would like! Add ice cream and whip cream on the side or even a hot cocoa bar to end the night in a special way.


Cheesecakes are our specialty! Ask about our award-winning cheesecakes for your next event! Pick from over 10 different flavors, crust and toppings!

what is your favorite cake alternative that you’ve seen at weddings? Let’s hear in the comments!

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