Take the Cake: Alternative Wedding Desserts

If the thought of a white tiered wedding cake breaks that hipster heart of yours, have no fear. Seattle is very much an “alternative” city, so it’s only fitting that we long for dessert tables that defy tradition. Say goodbye to bland and hello to new textures and tastes to celebrate how sweet love really is. Seattle is dancing with delicious alternative wedding dessert for your special day, so take a bite of our favorite local dessert vendor suggestions below.

Top Pot Doughnuts: Local hero, Top Pot Doughnuts, is well-loved in the Northwest for their hand-forged, old-fashioned goodness. It’s hard to turn down one of their beautifully glazed maple bars or classic cake doughnuts. Couples can switch out the traditional wedding cake for any assortment of the forty fun flavors available, such as the coconut-topped Feather Boa. Die-hard doughtnuters need not worry about a lack of pretty presentation for their dessert table, either. Set up an adorable doughnut bar or stack the sweets in a cake-like tower for greater grandness.

wedding day donuts by One Love Photo

One Love Photo

Gelatiamo: Italians certainly know how to do dessert. If you’re looking for something cool and sweet for your guests to savor, look no further than Seattle’s beloved gelato joint, Gelatiamo. You can rent their portable gelato bar to serve your wedding-goers. One of their associates can do the scooping while everyone else swoons over stracciatella. Rates vary depending on number of guests, and you can also order pre-packaged gelato servings or variations of pints, quarts or trays. For more info, visit this link.

wedding gelato from Gelatiamo

Image via Gelatiamo on Facebook

Volterra: Infuse some more Italian romance into your wedding day with the luscious, coffee-meets-cream cake, tiramisu. Dense and decadent yet airy and light, the cake is truly magic. Ballard-based Volterra makes a mean batch, and they are available for all your catering needs.

Volterra tiramisu by Hatloe Creative

Hatloe Creative

S’mores with Theo Chocolate: What better way to proclaim your fiery passion of love than enjoying a dessert over flames? The campfire classic has melted hearts of chocolate and mallow lovers for years, and guests will love getting involved in the creation of their treat. After all, making a s’more is more than half of the fun. Break out the graham crackers, and allow guests an assortment of Theo chocolate bars and fancy flavored marshmallows for a more gourmet summer sweet.

wedding s'mores by Jordan Quinn Photography

Jordan Quinn Photography. See more here

Lady Yum: Downtown Kirkland’s Lady Yum is dedicated to creating countless colors and flavors of macarons. To add a little French fanciness to your wedding day, opt for a display of the petite cookies in place of a cake. Tower sizes range from 30 macaroons for $65 to 200 macarons for $400. For flavors, coloring, and more catering deets, check out this page.

wedding day macarons

Image via Lady Yum on Facebook

A la Mode Pies: Who needs fancy frosting and edible pearls? You’re all about flavor, and nothing satisfies more than a warm slice of your favorite pie. The flakey, down-home dessert is an American staple for good reason, and A la Mode Pies bakes them beautifully.

wedding dessert by a la mode pies

Image via A la Mode Pies on Facebook

The alternative wedding desserts certainly don’t stop there, either. What are you thinking of serving for your special day? Let us know in the comments below!

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