Non-Traditional Tiered Desserts

Cakes and cupcakes aren't the only desserts that can be served in tiers! Get inspired by these fun ideas:

Create a sweet arrangement featuring your wedding colors, or go for ultimate variety with this rustic-inspired stack.

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Photo Credit: Ashlyn Dawson Photography (left); Nick Sherman/Flickr (right)

Cake Pops
Bite-size cake pops are so fun to eat. Use different designs to distinguish the flavors, and include a sign letting your guests know what they're eating.

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Photo Credit: Sweet Lauren Cakes

Mini Cakes
Fancier than cupcakes but more portable than a cake, these mini cakes are the perfect compromise.

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Created by Pasteleria Martinez

Mirror a cake's tiers in pie, or go for stacks of mini pies.

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Photo Credit: Jose Villa

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Photo Credit: Set Free Photography on Southern Weddings via (left); Southern Weddings via Loverly (right)

Rice Krispie Treats
Add a little bit of childhood nostalgia with a Rice Krispie-inspired wedding cake.

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Photo Credit: Kina Wicks Photography

Snack Cakes
Or, recall happy childhood memories with tiers of your favorite snack cakes.

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Photo Credit: Hostess (left); Mindless Musings on My Average Life (right)

Either homemade or store-bought, your guests will love this cookie cake.

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Photo Credit: Devlin Photography (left); Andi Mans Photography & Design on Every Last Detail via (right)

Or, give each guest a sweet tiered cookie:

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Ice Cream
How fun is this for a summer wedding? Serve individual ice cream cones (quickly!).

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Photo Credit: Southern Light Photography

This traditional French dessert consists of cream puffs and caramel.

Photo Credit: François Payard (left); Equally Wed via Loverly (right)

Another idea to borrow from the French — delectable little macarons, served in various flavors and colors.

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Photo Credit: Onelove Photography

Fruit Tarts
Mini fruit tarts are such a refreshing dessert option.

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Photo Credit: Kurt Boomer Photo on Grey Likes Weddings via Loverly

Who says your dessert needs to be unhealthy? Tiers of fruit are so eye-catching. Add some whipped cream and chocolate on the side for your guests who want to indulge.

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Photo Credit: Love is a Big Deal

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