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The wedding cake was derived from the tradition that newlyweds would keep their cake until their first wedding anniversary to avoid the superstition of marital difficulties occurring in the years to come. Yes, waiting 365 days to enjoy your cake again does sounds dreadfully unappealing, so we've decided to help out all the brides seeking refuge from tradition in the form of new and exciting ideas for your perfect alternative wedding cake!

Macaron towers

Macaron tower anyone? Who could say no to these little bite-sized pieces of heaven, which have the added benefit of almost being too gorgeous to eat!

We particular love the fact that macarons are the perfect bite size, not too sweet, yet exceptionally satisfying to a sweet craving. We're saying yes to macaron towers!

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Cheese cakes

The king of all cakes – the cheese cake! If you're a cheese lover, add a special touch to your day by swapping out the overly sweet cake for a beautiful tower of your favourite cheeses!

A gourmet's delight, each 'cake' is decorated with anything from beautiful flowers to fruits or matching theme decor, creating a focal point of mouth watering splendor for your wedding day. A Cheese Wedding Cake can make a real splash at the reception and is a a wonderful alternative for a breakfast wedding!

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Waffle stations

Not only are waffle stations incredibly easy on the eye, they're also deliciously tasteful! Add some fun and quirkiness to your wedding with a mobile dessert parlour service.

Consider a scrumptious waffle mountain or cake - just think of that bright golden syrup dripping down the waffles. You could also add a few seasonal berries to the mix, so it feels more extravagant than a Sunday morning breakfast.

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Ice lollies

Take a trip down memory lane with one of your favourite childhood memories - ice lollies on a hot summer day! Ice lollies are loads of fun and adds an extra special touch to your already fun wedding.

Check out The Frozen Foundry - they offer a variety of hand crafted fruit, dessert and alcoholic gourmet ice lollies. Who said ice lollies are for kids only?!

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Cake with a difference

We absolutely love a slice of deliciously moist cake- especially if it's pretty to look at too! If you are looking for an exclusive and special cake for your big day, Elli from The Turquoise Squirrel can create that centre-piece wedding cake you are looking for. Not only is Elli a talented baker, she's also one of the loveliest ladies we've met.

Have a look at some of her to-die-for creations below and you'll know exactly what we're talking about!

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Contributors

 
Mmm Moments

Mmm Moments

Mmm Moments is an ice-cream, waffle and milkshake and frozen yoghurt parlour service.

Angelique Celeste's Macarons

Angelique Celeste's Macarons

I would love to be a part of making your special day.... sweet.

Aimee Lloyd Macarons

Aimee Lloyd Macarons

Decadent. Delicious. Sophisticated. Beautiful. Our macarons are to die for!

The Cheese Cake

The Cheese Cake

The Cheese Cake produces cheese 'cakes' made up of the finest speciality cheeses.

The Frozen Foundry

The Frozen Foundry

The Frozen Foundry offer a variety of hand crafted fruit, desert and alcoholic gourmet ice lollies

The Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie

The Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie

The Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie creates bespoke, exquisite and extraordinary cakes and confections for any occasion.