Wedding Cake Isn't the Only Tiered Dessert You Can Serve at Your Reception

No matter how you slice it, guests will love these non-cake tiered desserts.
by Carrie Anton
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If you love the look of towering tiers but want to serve something other than wedding cake at your reception, we've rounded up these treats that can be the eye-catching tiered display of your dessert table.

1. Cute Cupcakes

Top a pillar of mini cupcakes with a bride and groom cake you can still cut for photos and save for your first wedding anniversary.

2. French Flair

Pile up colorful Parisian confections to make a magnificent macaron display.

3. Dessert Hors d'Oeuvres

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For another cute takes on the childhood treat, display shooters of flavored milk and straws with a chocolate-chip cookie garnish.

4. Berry Sweet

Want florals on your tiered confection? Add roses to a tree of chocolate-dipped strawberries for a very pretty pairing.

5. Snap, Crackle, Pop

Marshmallow, puffed rice cereal and food coloring come together to form a vibrant showstopper even your littlest guests will love.

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