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18 Unique Wedding Dessert Ideas That Aren't Cake

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At the heart of every wedding are great dinner food and definitely mouthwatering desserts. However, despite what some might believe, there are no hard-set rules saying that your wedding dessert must be a cake. In fact, the best weddings we have seen usually step outside the “traditional” pattern and go for more unique desserts, like eclairs, cupcakes, chocolate-covered fruit, and more. 

In this post, you will get ideas on:


Extraordinary Dessert Ideas You'll Really Want on your Wedding Menu


The wedding dessert can be your opportunity, as a couple, to show off your personality and leave your guests with a taste to remember. This is why it is especially important to find the right baker — someone who will listen to your needs but also incorporate their own professional touch. With a bit of research and planning, you can escalate your wedding from a “typical event,” to a fancy, unforgettable, and delectable occasion.

We have researched current baking trends and popular treats to select 18 mouth-watering, decadent desserts — perfect for your wedding day. These can be easily recreated by your baker, or you can add your own personal flair to make them even more special.

Check out the list below. We hope it inspires you to get creative, think outside the box, and most of all, have fun planning your wedding! 

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18+ Delicious Dessert Ideas To WOW your Wedding Guests
From good ole Eclairs to Cookie dough ice-cream sandwiches: See more cake alternatives below. Hover over the photo to see the names of each recipe. 



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1. Move over macaroons , the old sheriff is back

K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - raspberry eclair - chocolate raspberry eclair

2. The rainbow marshmallows are a fun pop of color! Psst, add your wedding colors to make it a personalized delicacy! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - confetti squares - delish.com

3. Try these Cheesecake bars instead of the whole cheesecake! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - cheesecake bars - delish.com

4. Is there anything better than this classic treat?      Oreos! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - chocolate oreos - delish.com

5. This will RUIN you for all other ice-cream sandwiches Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - cookie dough ice cream sandwiches - delish.com

6. The sweetest lasagna you'll ever eat Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - brown lasagna - dessert idea - delish.com

7. Let me see that Pumpkin roll Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - cheesecake roll on a plate - delish.com

8. You won't find these egg rolls on the take-out menu Get the recipe

K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - blueberry cheesecake egg rolls - delish.com

9. O.M.G These cupcakes are adorable! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - strawberry cheesecake stuffed cupcakes

10. You'll never want a normal grilled cheese again! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - s'more grilled cheese - delish.com

You may want to check out more grilled cheese ideas here: Introducing Grilled Cheese In a New Light 

11. It's time to seriously step up your fudgesicle game! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - fudgesicle hacks - delish.com

12. These Pops are bananas! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas -Banana Split Pops - delsih.com

13. This no-bake show-stopper has only 4 ingredients! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - milk n cookies icebox - delish.com

14. Your inner child called and specifically asked for you to make these immediately! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - ice cream sundae cupcakes - delish.com

15. Marshmallow Tigger Pops! 
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - tigger pops - delish.com
16. We're coco-nuts for these mini pies! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - coconut cream cups - delish.com
17. Three Ingredients, let's go! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding planning - dessert ideas - three ingredients - delish.com

18. Oreos, cream cheese , and white chocolate chips are a match made in dessert heaven! Get the recipe

k'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - oreo truffles - delish.com
19. Homemade Churros
They only take a few minutes to fry and still taste good at room temp, making them a great party dessert! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - churros - delish.com
20. Rainbow Vanilla Cheesecake Bars

Almost too pretty to eat! Get the recipe 

K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - rainbow vanilla cheesecake bars- delish.com
21. Death by Chocolate Brownies

These guys are worth skipping the box for—and prove how simple brownies are to make from scratch! Get the recipe

K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - death by chocolate brownies - delish.com

22. Red Velvet Skillet Cookie! Grab a spoon and go at it. Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - red velvet skillet cookie - delish.com
23. Boston Cream Cupcakes

It's all the flavor you love in the pie, but you don't have to share it—and you can eat the entire thing. Get the recipe

K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - Boston cream cupcakes - delish.com
24. "Fried" Ice Cream This beauty couldn't be any easier. Get the recipe

K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - fried ice cream - delish.com
25. Samoa Dessert Lasagna Yes — you read that correctly! Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - Samoa dessert lasagna - delish.com
26. Neapolitan Bundt Cake 3 flavors in 1. Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - Neapolitan Bundt Cake- delish.com

27. Brownie Petit Fours These brownie petit fours are not practical- they’re EXTRA. They’re cute and fancy and feel like the type of food reserved for special occasions. Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - brownie petit fours - thewoodandspoon.com
28. Oreo Macaroons This Oreo Macarons recipe gives you rich, chocolatey macaron shells sandwiched together with a simple vanilla cream filling. Get the recipe
K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - Oreo macaroons - beyondthebutter.com/oreo-macaroons

29. Roasted Chocolate Cherry Brownies These roasted chocolate cherry brownies are the ultimate fudgy brownies. They are whipped brownies loaded with chocolate chips. Get the recipe

K'Mich Weddings - wedding plannings - dessert ideas - roasted chocolate cherry brownies - stephaniessweets.com

18+ Unique Wedding Dessert Ideas That Aren't Cake
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When it comes to choosing a wedding dessert, the key is to keep an open mind .

There are so many dessert ideas out there to choose from — so have fun in the process! Sample lots of recipes, get outside your comfort zone, and maybe even add a personal twist to one of the examples above. 

The options are endless! Every wedding dessert is special, and with a bit of planning, we are certain that you will find the perfect one for you and your spouse. 

You can find even more dessert ideas at Delish.com . Which of these desserts would you try? And, do you plan on adding your favorite comfort food as your dessert? Let us know in the comment box below.
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About the author: Keren Michele, CEP, leads the planning team at K’Mich Event Planning & Consulting. With a flair for creativity in organizing one-of-a-kind weddings and events, she is passionate about providing valuable ideas for couples as they plan their special day.



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