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Finger-lickin’, mouthwatering doughnut wedding cake ideas here you come!

Yes, that’s right, I am here to share all the wedding doughnuts to inspire your own doughnut displays. Hooray.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Ideas Three Flowers Photography Photo: Three Flowers Photography via Outdoor DIY Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


Scrumptious & Stylish Doughnut Wedding Cake Ideas

Before we look at some of the practicalities of your wedding doughnuts, it’s time for all the pretty!

Settle in for some seriously scrumptious doughnut wedding cake displays.

1. Doughnut Tower

Chose different doughnut shapes and flavours and stack them high.

Doughnut Wedding Cake Tower Idea Gareth Newstead Photography Photo: Gareth Newstead Photography via Christmas Barn Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


2. Top Tier Sponge

If you’d still like a cutting cake, have a sponge as your top tier and doughnuts beneath.

Doughnut Wedding Cake Top Tier Sponge Aden Priest Photography Photo: Aden Priest Photography via Offley Place Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


3. Pink Doughnuts

Coordinate your doughnuts with your wedding colours.

Wedding Cake Donut Tower Pink Hayley Baxter Photography Photo: Hayley Baxter Photography via Wharfedale Grange Wedding


4. Doughnut Wall

Doughnut walls have been very popular and it’s easy to see why. They look fantastic and are easy for guests to see as well as pick up to eat. Yum!

Wedding Cake Donut Wall Rebecca Carpenter Photography Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Hoop Decor Wedding Ideas Doughnuts: The Baking Fairy


5. Doughnut Cake Table Backdrop

Want a traditional wedding cake? Why not have doughnuts as your cake table backdrop instead?

Doughnut Wedding Cake Wall Table Dani Nichol Photography Photo: Dani Nichol Photography via Orlando Wedding Doughnuts: My Bakers Cottage Cakes


6. Doughnuts On Poles

Turn your doughnut display on its head, by stacking them on wooden poles. So cute!

Wedding Doughnuts Cake Stand Pole Victoria Baker Weddings Photo: Victoria Baker Weddings via Intimate Garden Wedding Doughnuts: Juniper Cakery


7. Giant Doughnut Cake

If individual doughnuts aren’t enough, have a giant cutting doughnut too!

Giant Doughnut Wedding Cake Idea Nicole Miro Photography LLC Photo: Nicole Miro Photography LLC via Wisconsin Micro Wedding Doughnuts: Cranky Al’s


8. Doughnut Tea Cake Stand

Use a sweet afternoon tea cake stand to show off your doughnuts.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Idea Lyra and Moth Photo: Lyra and Moth via Whimsical Summer Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


9. Doughnuts & Flowers

Why not decorate your doughnut tower with pretty flowers?

Doughnut Wedding Cake Tower Jamie Dunn Photography Photo: Jamie Dunn Photography via Farbridge Barn Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


10. Fun Doughnut Wall Sign

Add a cute slogan to your wedding doughnut wall.

Wedding Cake Donut Wall Sign Ivory White Photography Photo: Ivory White Photography via Autumnal Boho Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


11. Doughnut Grazing Table

Grazing tables don’t just have to be savoury. Try having a sweet one with cupcakes, macarons, chocolates, meringue kisses and of course, doughnuts! Guests will love it.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Table Idea Grazing State of Love and Trust Photo: State of Love and Trust via Neon Sign Wedding Ideas Doughnuts: Cherry Blossom Cakes


12. Vegan Wedding Doughnuts

Having dietary requirements shouldn’t stop you or your wedding guests from enjoying doughnuts. Be sure to search for vegan, lactose, nut or gluten-free doughnut bakers.

Doughnut Wedding Cake Stand Idea Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photo: Kitty Wheeler Shaw via Northease Manor Wedding Vegan Doughnuts: Glazed Coffe


13. Plate Of Doughnuts

For the simplest idea, pop doughnuts on a plate. Voila!

Wedding Doughnut Cake Idea Plate Irene Yap Photo: Irene Yap via Casual City Stylish Pub Wedding Doughnuts: Crosstown Doughnuts


14. Doughnut Dresser

An alternative display idea has to be putting doughnuts in a cute vintage dresser.

Wedding Cake Doughnuts Dresser Tara Statton Photography Photo: Tara Statton Photography via Bohemian Luxe Coastal Wedding Ideas Doughnuts: Edible Essence Couture Cake Co.


15. Doughnut Dessert Table

If you want to skip dessert, perhaps to save money on your wedding breakfast. Why not serve doughnuts instead?

Wedding Doughnut Cake Tower Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


16. Doughnut Log Stand

Choose a rustic log cake stand to add your doughnuts to.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Log Stand Wedding Lisa Carpenter Photo: Lisa Carpenter via Natural Pretty Pale Pink Wedding


17. Doughnut Box

Place doughnuts into a  gorgeous glass box for a special table style.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Ideas Pink Gold Cat Lane Weddings Photo: Cat Lane Weddings via Orangery Wedding Ideas Doughnuts: Coco Peony


18. Doughnut Cake Topper

Don’t forget to add a cake topper to your donut tower.

Wedding Cake Doughnuts Glazed Clara Cooper Photography Photo: Clara Cooper Photography via Chypraze Wedding Barn


19. Doughnut Tower & Wall

If you want more than one doughnut display option, go for it. This couple had a donut wall and a towering doughnut wedding cake stand.

Clear Wedding Cake Donut Tower Curious Rose Photography Photo: Curious Rose Photography via Deer Park Hall Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


20. Doughnut Wedding Favour

If you are trying to think of a unique wedding favour idea, doughnuts may just be the one.

Doughnut Wedding Cake Favour Carn Patrick Photography Photo: Carn Patrick via Marsala Gold Wedding Doughnut: Krispy Kreme


21. Glazed Doughnuts

Glazed doughnuts add colour and more often than not, flavour too.

Red Wedding Doughnut Cake Claire McClean Photography Photo: Claire McClean Photography via Cool Wedding Ideas Doughnuts: Cherry Blossom Cakes


22. Acrylic Round Doughnut Wall

How lovely does this round acrylic doughnut wall look? So cool.

Acrylic Round Doughnut Wedding Cake Wall Emily and Steve Photography Photo: Emily and Steve Photography via Hampshire Woodland Wedding


23. Mini Canape Doughnuts

Turn canapes on their head by serving sweet mini doughnuts with your welcome drinks.

Wedding Cake Doughnuts Mini Ilaria Petrucci Photo: Ilaria Petrucci via Greenery Natural Wedding


24. Icing Sugar Doughnuts

Add a dusting of icing sugar to give the doughnuts a snowy feel.

Wedding Cake Doughnuts Snowy Grace Elizabeth Photography Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Grey Wedding Ideas


25. Doughnut Pun Sign

Another fun tongue-in-cheek doughnut sign, love it!

Wedding Cake Donut Stand Sign Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography Photo: Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography via Playfun Stylish Navy Winter Wedding


26. Heart Doughnut Wall

Make a heart with your doughnuts, so romantic.

Heart Wedding Cake Donut Table Fairclough Studios Photo: Fairclough Studios via Tipi Garden Wedding Colourful Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


27. Large Doughnut Wall

Go all-out with a large doughnut wall, what a feast.

Large Wedding Cake Doughnut Wall Charlotte Hu Photography Photo: Charlotte Hu Photography via Yew Tree Lakes Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


28. Balloon Doughnut Wall Display

Embellish your doughnut wall with an epic wedding balloon display.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Wall Balloons Florence Berry Photography Photo: Florence Berry Photography via Colourful Balloons Wedding Ideas Doughnuts: Bake To The Future


What Is A Doughnut Wedding Cake?

A doughnut wedding cake is quite simply a cake made from doughnuts. Usually, they are stacked or displayed on a wall at a wedding.

Can I Have Doughnuts Instead Of A Traditional Wedding Cake?

You can have doughnuts instead of a traditional sponge or fruit wedding cake. Or, you could have doughnuts as a tasty treat or wedding dessert to supplement your wedding cake.

Wedding Doughunt Cake Ideas Miss Gen Photography Photo: Miss Gen Photography via Fun London Wedding


How Many Donuts Do You Need For A Wedding Cake?

When it comes to how many doughnuts to use for a wedding cake there are two ways to approach portion sizes. Firstly, think about how many guests you have and if one each will suffice.

Some guests may eat more, some may be too full to eat one depending on your wedding day menu.

Alternatively, consider the aesthetics of your doughnut cake display. If you have a doughnut wall, you probably don’t want empty slots on it.

But, it goes without saying you want to avoid food waste so carefully consider your options. It may be that you can box up leftover doughnuts to give out at the end of your wedding.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Idea Sandra Reddin Photography Photo: Sandra Reddin Photography via Kingshill Barn Wedding


How Do You Keep Wedding Doughnuts Fresh?

Ask your wedding doughnut baker for the best advice on keeping your doughnuts fresh. They may advise refrigeration depending on the topping or filling. It’s a good idea to keep them in an air-tight container too. Your wedding venue may be able to assist with storing them until you need them on the day.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Ideas Joshua Rhys Photography Photo: Joshua Rhys Photography via Old Barn Wedding


What Can I Serve With Wedding Doughnuts?

First up, think about supplying plates, napkins or paper bags to keep guests clean. You could offer forks, but most guests are likely to use their hands to eat them. For an extra treat, serve steaming hot tea or coffee to wash them down.

Cardboard boxes or doggy bags are ideal for leftovers so they don’t go to waste.

Wedding Doughnut Cake Idea Honey and The Moon Photography Photo: Honey and the Moon Photography via Titchwell Manor Wedding Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme


There we have it, all the doughnut wedding cake ideas you'll ever need. Plus the answers to your wedding doughnut questions are solved! Woohoo.

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