By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Sophie Oldhamstead Photography
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.
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.
Chose different doughnut shapes and flavours and stack them high.
If you’d still like a cutting cake, have a sponge as your top tier and doughnuts beneath.
Coordinate your doughnuts with your wedding colours.
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!
Want a traditional wedding cake? Why not have doughnuts as your cake table backdrop instead?
Turn your doughnut display on its head, by stacking them on wooden poles. So cute!
If individual doughnuts aren’t enough, have a giant cutting doughnut too!
Use a sweet afternoon tea cake stand to show off your doughnuts.
Why not decorate your doughnut tower with pretty flowers?
Add a cute slogan to your wedding doughnut wall.
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.
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.
For the simplest idea, pop doughnuts on a plate. Voila!
An alternative display idea has to be putting doughnuts in a cute vintage dresser.
If you want to skip dessert, perhaps to save money on your wedding breakfast. Why not serve doughnuts instead?
Choose a rustic log cake stand to add your doughnuts to.
Place doughnuts into a gorgeous glass box for a special table style.
Don’t forget to add a cake topper to your donut tower.
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.
If you are trying to think of a unique wedding favour idea, doughnuts may just be the one.
Glazed doughnuts add colour and more often than not, flavour too.
How lovely does this round acrylic doughnut wall look? So cool.
Turn canapes on their head by serving sweet mini doughnuts with your welcome drinks.
Add a dusting of icing sugar to give the doughnuts a snowy feel.
Another fun tongue-in-cheek doughnut sign, love it!
Make a heart with your doughnuts, so romantic.
Go all-out with a large doughnut wall, what a feast.
Embellish your doughnut wall with an epic wedding balloon display.
A doughnut wedding cake is quite simply a cake made from doughnuts. Usually, they are stacked or displayed on a wall at a wedding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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