Looking to shake things up? Check out these wedding day desserts from around the world!

While a wedding cake is undoubtedly the most anticipated dessert of your reception, there’s no reason why it has to take all of the spotlight. There are lots of sweets from all over the globe that you can incorporate into your wedding to the delight (and surprise!) of your guests. We ran across great recommendations in The Knot’s Summer/Spring 2019 magazine and had to share! And, of course, we had to incorporate some dishes from our favorite locale – Fort Worth, Texas!

Here are some stellar wedding sweets from around the world we think you’ll love, too.


Brunch Sweets & Comfort Foods

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Texas is known for its amazing comfort food. If you’re wanting to incorporate some Texas flair into your wedding desserts, try these options!

  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • French Toast
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bread Pudding
  • Pecan Pudding
  • Biscuits with Honey


Fruit Cake

Great Britain

A classic British favorite, fruit cake made with cognac-soaked dates, currants, orange peel, prunes and/or raisins is finished perfectly with a topping of marzipan or fondant.




This dessert is as fancy as it sounds! Just picture a cone tower packed to the brim with cream puffs and dotted with berries, fresh flowers and other garnishes. Beautiful and delicious, but when you drizzle the entire tower in caramel, it becomes divine.




Despite the name, this dessert is anything but “foglie.” Layer pastry dough with a combination of pastry cream, lemon curd, whipped cream and berries, and you’ve got a dessert that everyone is bound to love.




You might have to teach your guests how to pronounce this one, but they’ll be eager to find out how after they taste it! Top cheese, cream and syrup on sweet bread and fold it over; cut into small squares before you serve it!


Confection topped with Cedar Sapling


Take your favorite cake but top it with a cedar sapling, and you’ve got a Bermuda tradition in the making! The sapling represents a love that grows; after you’re married, plant it and watch it do just that!


Kek Lapis


Perfect for a Fall or Winter wedding, kek lapis is made by layering chocolate and vanilla cake and then spicing it with cinnamon and/or nutmeg; this would definitely be a crowd pleaser!


This, of course, is just a small list of the options out there. Be sure to explore other dessert favorites from around the world to craft a unique-to-you wedding palette!

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Wedding Dessert Ideas from Around the World