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Outside of the Box Wedding Desserts


Having a cake at your wedding is a long-standing tradition, along with the cutting of the cake. As couples continue to customize their weddings, foregoing certain traditions has become quite common. If you’re looking to do something different and memorable (and maybe cake just isn’t your thing), we’ve compiled dessert options to try at your own wedding, birthday, or event!

Wedding Desserts


As the cake’s little sister, cupcakes have become the popular first choice for couples looking for something else besides a standard cake. They are a great way to have a variety of flavors of cake in cute portions, satisfying everyone’s needs.


These delicate French confections, with their crisp shells and luscious fillings, offer a touch of sophistication to your special day. Their elegant appearance makes them a visually stunning addition to any dessert table, and the array of colors and flavors allows for endless customization. Whether you opt for classic combinations like raspberry or venture into more unique pairings such as lavender-honey or pistachio-rose, macarons are sure to captivate your guests’ taste buds.

Donut Walls and Towers

Move over traditional wedding cakes; doughnut walls and towers are stealing the spotlight. Couples can choose an assortment of flavors and styles, creating a stunning and interactive focal point for dessert enthusiasts. Personalized doughnut options, such as custom glazes and toppings, add a special touch.

Mini Dessert Stations

Miniature versions of classic desserts allow guests to indulge without feeling overwhelmed. Consider a dessert station featuring bite-sized treats like mini pies, cheesecakes, and tarts. This not only provides variety but also serves as a visually appealing display.

Ice Cream Sundaes

Forget the usual wedding desserts – make way for the ice cream sundae bar that’s here to steal the show! It’s like a flavor-packed adventure where your wedding guests get to be the mastermind of their own sweet creations.

Picture this: scoops of velvety vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream just waiting to be loaded up with a carnival of toppings. Crunchy nuts, graham crackers, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, gooey hot fudge, and caramel dipping sauces – you name it! An ice cream bar is the ultimate treat-yourself moment, bringing a deliciously laid-back vibe to the celebration.


Last but not least, s’mores. What better way to end the night than with some s’mores. We love the idea of them because they are a crowd favorite. The combinations of sweet, sticky, and melt-in-your-mouth warmness give a nostalgic feeling to the night. So, grab your guests and cuddle up by a bonfire and get roasting!

Wedding Desserts in Minneapolis

These sweets could even be in addition to your cake if you’re wanting to provide another option for you guests! The only reasonable thing left to do next is continue on with your research, and taste test some of these yummy treats! Here are a few stops to try in the Twin Cities for desserts!

Bread & Chocolate: Started by the owners of the restaurant Cafe Latte in St Paul, Bread & Chocolate offers brownies, cookies, and fudge by the dozen.

T-Rex: They offer a cookie large enough for a dinosaur to enjoy, or maybe your wedding party?!

Mojo Monkey Donuts: This St. Paul shop offers fun donut options and the availability to easily order online for pickup or delivery.

Baker’s Wife: This shop has been a staple in Minneapolis for over 30 years, making iconic pastries and pies.

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