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10 original (and delicious) wedding cake alternatives

Who needs two tiers, when you've got a creative streak to explore? If you're scratching your head about what to feed guests as your big day is approaching or you simply appreciate cake porn in all its glory, we've rounded some incredible wedding cake alternatives...each more mouth-watering than the last.

Heart Cookies

Who needs an oversized cake when you can fall in love with these cookies? Connecticut based cakemaker Erica O'Brien features them on her Instagram for Valentine's Day, but we can see the big day appeal for these sweet as pie desserts. Speaking of pie....

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Pecan Mini Pies

Denver bakery Sweet As Pie have us hooked with their delicious Instagram. For a dessert that stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons, try a mini pie.

Macaroons

We dare you to try and tell us these macaroons don't look every bit as beautiful (and tasty) as an intricate cake. Canadian sisters Jenna Rae and Ashley Nicole set up this pretty as a picture business.

Keeping our Valentines cookie collection clean and classic this year.

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Sweet Parlour

Why limit yourself to one dessert when you can have a table full? California cake studio Sweet & Saucy Shop have us planning a taste test - with or without a ring.

Sugar Flowers

If you can handle a potential sugar coma, we recommend trying your hand at Albany maker Jesuit Paul Nugas' incredible sugar tulips. We predict the world's tastiest bouquet.

Hot Chocolate Pot Pie

This one would probably work best for a winter wedding, but let's face it, chocolate works across all seasons. Individual pots are both personable and practical - a combination we like.

We're back! Indulge your sweet tooth with our pecan mini pies. Might prove to be a staple for this crazy, busy week back to work!

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Verrine

These desserts in a jar are an ideal offering for a summer wedding. We've fallen in love with La Patisserie Chouquette's intricate designs and who needs icing on top when you've got macaroons?

Bundt Cake

Bring back the bundt cake! Try a few of these bad boys at every table as a traditional cake substitute and we're confident that you'll have some very happy guests.

Mini Cheesecake

While we encourage cheesecake at every meal, it's undoubtedly going to go down a treat with dessert lovers. You can either give your favourite flavour(s) and or spoil guests with different options.

Love this set up! Cake and desserts by us and adorable cookies by @erinschofield. Set up and design by @spetar

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Mini lemon meringue pies are a perfect afternoon treat

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