A multi-layered cheesecake, served in the style of a traditional wedding cake, or one giant cheesecake at a single level are both excellent ideas guaranteed to delight your guests without veering too far from tradition.
For a fun quirky take on wedding dessert, lay out different toppings along with a variety of donuts - glazed, chocolate and plain among others - and let your guests have a DIY donut bar.
For a less messy alternative to the donut bar, consider installing a candy station. Give it a retro feel by accessorizing it as a vintage candy bar or make it a modern version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
From cream pies to fruit pies, consider the medieval tradition of serving guests a variety of pie instead of cake.
Naked Wedding Cakes
Many wedding planners are choosing to give traditional wedding cakes a spin by serving naked wedding cakes or cakes without icing. If you're having a more low-key wedding, a naked wedding cake might be the ideal choice for you.
For couples that want to have a little fun with their wedding, consider setting up a popcorn bar. Aside from the tradition variety of caramel and salted popcorn, add some fun flavors like chocolate or extra toppings such as nuts and candy.
For more elegant weddings, pay a tribute to the European style of dessert and serve a decadent mousse. While chocolate mousse is guaranteed to be a success with your guests, alternatives like white chocolate and caramel are also very popular.
To instantly raise the elegance of your event, install a chocolate fountain guests can help themselves to. Make sure to keep a well-stocked supply of snacks like pretzels, marshmallows, strawberries and other fruit on hand.
Gourmet S'mores Station
For weddings that are a more casual yet intimate affair, set up a s'mores station. To keep it feeling elegant, make sure you keep some fancy components on hand. Strawberries, gourmet chocolate and nuts can be a good idea.
Ice Cream Sundae Bar
A variety of ice-creams, sauces and toppings can be a fun way to serve your wedding dessert but if option for this option make sure you arrange to keep the ice cream chilled - there is nothing worse than melted ice cream!
A cake made entirely of Oreos is not only going to be an undeniably delicious affair but also an incredibly unique one.
Another fun idea for wedding dessert is a waffle bar. Similar to the donut and ice-cream bar, keeping a variety of condiments on hand is the secret to success behind this idea.
Fresh Fruit Tart
Not only do fresh fruit tarts look incredibly elegant, they are also a delicious yet healthy alternative to traditional wedding cake.
Cookie towers are another fun idea perfect for more casual weddings.
Consider serving your guests the unique delight that is a creme brulee, with its perfect layers of cream and crunchy caramel topping.
If you want to have your cake and eat it too, serve wedding brownies instead of cake. You'll have all the taste of a traditional wedding cake, and all the uniqueness of a modern twist on it.
A staple in many parts of Europe, the macaroon cake is a delightful twist on the traditional idea of wedding cake and is sure to be a hit with adults and children alike.