Welcome to the first post in our regular 'Top 10' features. This week we're looking at great alternatives to wedding cakes.

1. CupcakesAlthough they are becoming more and more popular, wedding cupcakes are still quite rare in the UK. However, they are a great choice for weddings as each guest can take away their own cake. The decorative options can be matched to your colour scheme, making them a great centre piece.

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2. Dessert ShotsSimilar to cupcakes, dessert shots are a great way to ensure everyone can enjoy your wedding cake alternative. Choose one of or a selection of your favourite desserts and get them made up in shot glasses, each with an individual spoon. They can even replace the dessert course if you’re looking to save money.

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3. CheesecakeEveryone’s favourite, cheesecake is often used as a dessert for weddings but rarely the main event. Now though, that’s changing and more and more people are choosing this lovely dessert. They can be displayed on a cake stand just like normal cakes and are sure to go down well.

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4. Ice CreamHaving a wedding in the summer? What better than a tower of ice cream as an alternative to your wedding cake? You can even hire a traditional ice cream seller on a bicycle for a vintage feel that people are sure to remember.

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5. DoughnutsAn alternative to cupcakes, doughnuts are a great choice. But we’re not just talking doughnuts from the supermarket – we’re talking a range of high quality, oozing doughnuts from a professional baker. Delicious!

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6. Cake PopsThe new cupcake, these little beauties are making a name for themselves in the wedding industry right now. And they’re as simple as they sound – cakes on the end of a stick, just like a lollipop!

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7. SweetsFor those with a particularly sweet tooth, what better than bringing a sweet shop to your wedding? Choose a particular favourite or go for a pick n mix option and let your guests fill their boots!

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8. Fairground FunRekindle your childhood with a selection of fairground favourites. Whether it’s candy floss or toffee apples, you can hire a fairground seller for a vintage-style theme that looks great whether it’s summer or winter.

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9. ProfiterolesA favourite dessert of many, what better to replace a wedding cake than a mountain of profiteroles? Cover them with chocolate sauce and let your guests dig in for a truly special, social experience.

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10. Popcorn BuffetA slightly more American speciality but something that is creeping into the British wedding scene. Hire a professional popcorn machine and produce a wild and wonderful range for your guests to choose from – and you can keep coming back for more!

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Post By Daniel