What comes to your mind when you think of unusual wedding cakes? Most people might think of crazy colors, icing details or shapes. Realistically it could mean all of that and then some.
If you are looking for ways to save on this part of your wedding, this wedding cake idea might be the way to go.
First and foremost, do not forget that anything wedding related is automatically more expensive. Doesn’t matter if its the exact same 3 tier buttercream cake that your mother got for her 50th birthday, it will be more expensive if its made “for a wedding.” Try thinking out of the box for unique and beautiful cakes that might not necessarily be deemed a “wedding cake.”
The following cakes, for example, would be wonderfully beautiful and creative for a wedding, but at the same time could be ordered from your baker as a wedding anniversary cake or large birthday celebration cake. Although some of them are very colorful, ornate and have unique shaping, they would still most likely be very budget friendly if not specified as a “wedding cake.”
Unusual Wedding Cakes – Dessert Buffets and Bars
An emerging trend in the world of weddings is the dessert bar or buffet instead of one large cake. What a wonderful way to personalize your reception by having a selection of your favorite desserts. Chocoholic? Carrot Cake Fiend? Addicted to Red Velvet? Whatever your pleasure, a dessert bar is a truly unique, fun and super budget friendly way to go.
Uniquely chic yet still elegant enough if you are having a formal or very traditional wedding, cupcake wedding cakes are one of most popular emerging trends made popular by Martha Stewart. And of course the best part is how budget friendly this wedding cake option is!
The cupcake wedding cakes below are from Little Cake Bakery, an Atlanta bakery who’s flavors and presentation will blow your mind without blowing your budget, and I speak from experience.