Want a non-traditional wedding cake? Inspiration right this way.

Know you want a wedding cake but not a fan of the traditional options? Helping a bride choose her wedding dessert menu and want to offer her something more than marzipan and a wedding couple cake topper? While we certainly believe that a wedding cake should be at the top of any wedding dessert catering list, we also know that it doesn’t have to be a traditional version to make a great impression (or taste delicious).

As expert wedding caterers, we know what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to wedding cake. We also know that a wedding cake should fit into the bridal couple’s theme and taste. Looking for non-traditional wedding cake options? Come right this way.

Want the perfect wedding cake? Look no further than Food Matters. 


Five non-traditional wedding cakes worthy of the title

1. Say cheese

An increasingly popular wedding dessert trend, tiers of cheese, layered with fresh and dried fruit, and served with crackers is a perfectly classy alternative for those not interested in a sponge and icing wedding cake.

2. Go for your favourite sweet treat

Create a wedding tower made of your favourite sweet treats – think miniature chocolate brownies, doughnuts, petite fours, or cookies. Stack, decorate, and display in the centre of your dessert buffet. Unique, ready for the photo op, and easy to enjoy and share.

3. Pavlova, please

Who doesn’t love meringue? Dramatic and yet classic in white, replace traditional sponge with meringue and serve a giant pavlova (filled with fresh cream, raspberries and strawberries). Decorate with sparklers and coconut shavings, and prepare for sighs of perfection.

4. Pancakes, pancake, pancakes

A wedding breakfast favourite, pancakes (or their super thin cousins, crêpes) can make for a gorgeous alternative to a wedding cake. Decorate a pancake tower (three different sized stacks of pancakes) with edible flowers and make your breakfast celebration one to remember.

5. Yummy fruit pies

Not keen on cake or cupcakes? Why not try mini fruit pies – light, pretty pastry pieces filled with fruit and sweetness, like apple and caramel or strawberry and custard? You could even create monograms of the couple’s names in dough on the top of each pastry lid or add small flag toppers to each piece. Bake in glass holders and stack on a beautiful glass cake stand.

Whether you’re a fan of more traditional fare or keen to keep your event looking just like you, there’s a wedding cake that will do just that. At Food Matters, we can handle your entire wedding catering menu, from start to finish and top it off with the perfect cake, traditional or unique – it’s really up to you. Just let us know what you need to make your (or your client’s) wedding catering dreams come.