Cakes

Sweet ideas for the not-so-traditional couple

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Real Wedding of Nick and Laura. Indie Treats. Photo: Raoul Teague.

Real Wedding of Nick and Laura. Indie Treats. Photo: Raoul Teague.

1. Macarons
Macarons are an elegant, Parisian-esque accompaniment which add flavour and decorative flair to your special occasion. Get creative with these delicate, French delights – customise a colour and filling or offer your guests a bundle of different kinds to try.

Real Wedding of Christopher and Natalie. Eden Cakes and Cupcakes. Karen Buckle Photography.

Real Wedding of Christopher and Natalie. Eden Cakes and Cupcakes. Karen Buckle Photography.

2. Cupcakes
Cupcakes are still one of the more popular alternatives for weddings, engagement parties and bridal showers. Not only do they taste delicious, you are also able to get creative and customise them with an array of finishes and decorations, including moulded flowers, edible glitter and pearlised details!

Real Wedding of Jodie & Adam. Wildflower Images.

Real Wedding of Jodie & Adam. Wildflower Images.

3. Brownies
These rich chocolate treats are an all-time favourite of many – no one is going to be able to resist the temptation of devouring these. Perfect if you’re after a homemade feel for your treat table or guest favours.

Real Wedding of Jennifer & Justin. Buffet: Cake That! Photo: Focus Films.

Real Wedding of Jennifer & Justin. Buffet: Cake That! Photo: Focus Films.

4. Lolly Buffets
Oh my lolly! For the candy lovers out there, as well as couples who would like sweet treats as guest favours, a buffet adorned with colourful lollies is the ideal solution.Tie this in with your colour scheme or add your own finishing touches – a fantastic way to personalise the styling of your big event.

Styling: Beautiful Weddings. Dessert Table: Crumbs of Comfort Chantilly Lace Photography.

Styling: Beautiful Weddings. Dessert Table: Crumbs of Comfort Chantilly Lace Photography.

5. Dessert Tables 
Dessert tables are a perfect option for the couple with a big sweet tooth.You can mix a bunch of different treats – anything from candy to cakes – so that both yourselves and your guests will have a selection of yummy things to try. Plus, dessert tables can add another styling element to your reception – run with your wedding colour palette to create a beautiful focal point. See more from this rockabilly romance shoot here.

Real Wedding of Danielle and James. Styling by white+white weddings. Kwintowski Photography.

Real Wedding of Danielle and James. Styling by white+white weddings. Kwintowski Photography.

6. Donut Tables
A donut table is the latest take on the lolly buffet – such a fun way to personalise your event with one of your favourite treats! Plus they’re easily stackable, perfect for mimicking the classic cake shape!

Chantilly Lace Photography. Biscuits: Crumbs of Comfort.

Chantilly Lace Photography. Biscuits: Crumbs of Comfort.

7. Cookies
Cookies are a sweet tooth staple and a fun addition to a wedding – anything from the standard chocolate chip cookie to shortbread or white chocolate and macadamia, you can be assured that your guests will go home with happy tummies! A perfect choice for bonbonnière – or serve with milk for added fun factor! See more from this diamonds and pearls shoot here.

8. Cake Pops
Cake pops are another scrumptious alternative or addition to the wedding cake – being able to play with the fillings, flavours, colours and decorations of these cute little guys gives you yet another avenue to get creative.

Brown Betty's Bakery. Byron Loves Fawn Photography.

Brown Betty’s Bakery. Byron Loves Fawn Photography.

9. Homemade Pies
Homemade pies are an adorable, sentimental touch for the DIY-savvy couple, and incorporating a family recipe is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your celebration! Don’t have the time to bake your own? Just pass on your favourite flavours to your cake designer!

The Wedgewood 'Daisy' Collection

The Wedgewood ‘Daisy’ Collection

10. High Teas
A firm favourite for engagement parties and bridal showers, high teas are a great excuse to get together with your girlfriends, enjoy some luxurious tea or Champagne and indulge in a range of sweet and savoury goodies. Apply the concept to a garden wedding, where guests can mingle on the lawn with a glass of bubbly in hand, snacking on dainty treats.

– QB x


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