We can’t agree enough that a traditional wedding cake will never go out of style. But more and more couples these days are looking for something beyond the classic. And why not? You give so much into planning every other aspect of your big day, so why should the cake be any different! If you are looking for something other than those three-layered fondant Indian wedding cakes, we have got alternative ideas to inspire you. Have a browse!
Substitutes for Indian Wedding Cakes
1. Cake Pops
These are little individual cakes dipped in frosting and decorated with icing of your choices such as chocolate chips, butterscotch, or candy coating. In other words, they are simply mini cakes in a form of a lollipop. Guests can pick one on their own and eat away. There is no hassle of cutting into a cake. You can get them in various flavours, textures, and colours.
2. Cupcake Tower
A cupcake tower can be a fun alternative to a single large Indian wedding cake. You can choose from a variety of flavours and adorn them with varying toppings so that there is something for everyone. If you need to cater to guests with dietary requirements such as gluten-free or dairy-free, a cupcake tower can be a perfect option. You can also consider having a small wedding cake on the top of the tower if you want to enjoy the traditional cake cutting ceremony. Did we mention that they make great return gifts for guests?
3. Burfi Tower
What’s an Indian wedding without Burfis? That’s why a burfi tower is another great substitute for those traditional Indian wedding cakes. Think milk cakes, Ladoos, Kaju Katli and more to make a creative and mouth-watering tower. Consider adding some unique flavours like Anjeer or carrot for a twist. Now that’s a yummy idea. Isn’t it?
4. Colourful Macaroons
A colourful macaroon tower instead of a regular three-layered wedding cake can make a great addition to your special day. Consider having them in a shade that complements your wedding decor or in a mixture of bright hues to create a vibrant, eye-catching display. Don’t forget to add a cute bride and groom topper to complete the look!
5. Brownie Stack
A stack of brownies is yet another amazing alternative to an Indian wedding cake. You can choose from a variety of flavours or even opt for an assortment. Top it off with strawberry pieces, edible flowers, or nuts to make it appear attractive. Those who want to take their addiction of chocolate to the next level can consider covering the whole brownie stack with melted drippings of chocolate.
6. Ice Cream Cake
Have a summer wedding? There can be nothing more apt and amazing than an ice cream cake. Moreover, the decadent dessert comes in so many flavours with nearly countless serving options. Just make sure to go with a reputable vendor as it will guarantee that your ice cream cake sits out beautifully for at least 3 hours. We promise, your guests will keep coming for more!
7. Chocolate Fountain
Who doesn’t love chocolates? A chocolate fountain with little treats is a great way to add some sweetness to your wedding without a giant three-tiered cake. Not only will it add a touch of fun to your big day but will also allow your guests to indulge as little or more as they wish. Offer small brownie bites, cookies, or fresh or dried fruits in pretty glass dishes to complement the scrumptious treat.
8. A Dessert Bar
A dessert bar is another popular choice for couples looking for an alternative to traditional Indian wedding cakes. Include an assortment of treats like cupcakes, Indian sweets, macaroons, hot chocolate, brownies, cookies, and more for your guests to enjoy. You can also sneak a small cake onto the table if you may desire. This will keep guests of all ages happy!
So these are some of the wedding cake alternatives that will surely help you make a statement on your big day. And no matter what you choose, aside from the open bar, the desert area will end up being the most frequented spot during the ceremony.
What are your thoughts about these substitutes for Indian wedding cakes? Which one would you prefer for your big day? Let us know through comments.