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Skip the Cake — Modern, Fall Wedding Dessert Trends

Wedding cake is the quintessential dessert of choice for newlyweds. While we love cake, we love the idea of celebrating a fall wedding with something a bit less traditional. We found a few alternative fall wedding dessert trends that are unexpectedly perfect for the season. Remember, it’s ok to have more than one dessert! Why not set up a dessert table with a little bit of everything?

Personal Pies

Pie is the official dessert of fall, which makes perfect sense to have it at your fall wedding. Opt for mini personal pies in various flavors, such as pumpkin and pecan. Try your hand at making one or swing by Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop for all of your pie needs. They have two convenient locations nearby in Murfreesboro & Franklin. 

Festive Ice Cream Flavors

Ice cream sundae bar? Yes, please! Let your guests build their own sundae or cone, using flavors like pumpkin spice cheesecake or caramel apple. Don’t forget the toppings!

Apple Cider and Fall Donuts 

Speaking of apples, moist apple cider donuts are a hot fall wedding dessert trend this year. Pair them with homemade apple cider, and make a spiked version for adults only. Be sure to check out local food truck Driving You Donuts too! They’d make the perfect addition to any of your fall gatherings.

Macaron Tower

Macarons are elegant—perfect for your fall wedding dessert table. Stack them in a stunning tower and top the tower with dried florals. 

Mini Cobblers 

Similar to personal pies, awe wedding guests with delicious and adorable mini cobblers. These can be served warm, and they pair beautifully with an ice cream bar. 

Fall Cheesecakes 

Fans of cheesecake will love this untraditional wedding dessert idea. Instead of whole cheesecakes, opt for bite-sized portions that come in different unique flavors. Try pumpkin, pecan, caramel, apple, bourbon, and maple flavors. Your wedding is a great opportunity to showcase local hotspots to your out of town guests! One of our favorites is HomeStyle Bakery – they can make all of your sweet treats!


You don’t need a wedding cake to seal the deal on your big day. Cakes are nice, but so are doughnuts and ice cream! Which one of these fall wedding dessert trends would you like to have at your reception?

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