These Are the Best Alternative Wedding Cakes, Because Normal Is Boring

The season of weddings is upon us.

Whether you're planning your own nuptials or planning on attending a lot of other people's, you're likely to be sampling a good amount of cake. (The best part of weddings, in our opinion.)

But more and more brides are straying from a traditional wedding cake in favor of more updated option.

Spring.St recently attended this year's New York magazine Wedding Event in search of the most unique wedding cake alternatives, and we were not disappointed.

Here's a sampling of the deliciousness that we saw (and ate):


Still feeling the love from participating @nymag Wedding Event. #nymagwedevent #NYMagWeddings #underwestdonuts 📷: @thejesspage

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Donut tower, anyone?

Underwest Donuts is a coffee shop and bakery in New York City that provides brides and grooms with towering piles of donuts guaranteed to make their day delectable.


@mitchmallows at the #nymwedevent made to order toasted marshmallow!

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Why not embrace your inner child on your wedding day?

Companies like Mitchmallows (artisanal marshmallows) and Treathouse (custom Rice Krispie treat creations) can help you do just that.

An ice-cream cake

Loving this Peppermint Pattie & Cotton Candy cake topped with mini marshmallows. The combinations are endless.

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Ample Hills Creamery creates ice-cream masterpieces that are perfect for a summer wedding.

A tea party

Small plates of beautiful bakery creations from The Awkward Scone will delight and surprise your guests.

A crystal cake

Sugar Monsters contribution to this insanely popular Geode cake trend. We just had to make our own! 😘 Thank you to Eric over at @theawkwardscone for letting SM have a space on your epic dessert table at the @nymag wedding cake show yesterday. It was an honor to be there 💗 a huge, gigantic, suffocate you while I'm hugging you thank you to our amazing cake artist @arwenofelves for executing the design I had in my head perfectly. I am so lucky to have you Shelby! The hardest thing I've found about growing your own brand is finding the right team to support you. I am so grateful to have the amazing team that I do. If you want to grow, you have to release control and learn to trust. Train, inform, be detailed and thorough. I'm very thankful to have that trust now ❤️ Sugar Monster take over is in full effect. So many exciting things to come this year 🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰 support small business, support the arts, support girl bosses - head to the site if you're in need of something awesome xo #sugarmonstersweets

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We are fairly certain a more beautiful cake does not exist. Bless you, Sugar Monster.

A literal cheese cake

look at this literal cheese cake from the #nymwedevent #nymagweddings

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Yes—this cake from Murray's is literally a tower of cheese; for all you savory treat lovers.

A flower cake

Not only is this cake absurdly picturesque, it's also handcrafted with love by the bakers at Rice and Flower. One cake alone can take six hours to decorate.

Let them eat cake.