Thinking Outside The (Cake) Box

Your wedding cake doesn’t necessarily have to be traditional three-tiered spectacular!  Plenty of weddings are making heads turn by adding unusual twists to an old classic.  Providing an alternative cake is fun and creative and adds an especially bold statement onto your special day.  Presented thoughtfully your guests will simply love the unusual surprise and you can be sure it will create some unforgettable memories.

Food Specific

Food specific wedding cakes are currently going down an absolute storm. A multi-tiered cheese cake, quite literally a cake built up of large circular blocks of artisan cheese (in the style of a traditional tiered cake) are proving exceptionally popular this season. These towers of cheese are a bold statement and add another inspiring focal point to your special day.  There’s also plenty of opportunity to personally cultivate your own bespoke cake by selecting the exact cheeses, at the exact tier, that you require.

Of course the cheese wedding cake has fantastic a novelty factor but it means guests can also mix and match their cheeses, adding bits of fruit and biscuits as they go. A cheese board selection always goes down well at a wedding and having a cheese cake centerpiece ticks lots of boxes and has the potential to be a really spectacular alternative!

This trend looks set to continue, but there are other twists on the horizon. Believe it or not pork pie “wedding pies” offer another exciting alternative which will leave guests as surprised as they are delighted.  Wedding pies are increasingly popular and come in various sizes, layers and even flavours of your choosing.  Decorated elegantly with flowers wedding pies can look and taste sensational, bringing smiles in abundance.


Donuts, Popcorn, Ice Cream

Don’t underestimate the power of these classic sweets to please. Served from an eye catching deluxe Victorian style dispenser (with accompanying well-dressed assistant) these desserts are not only crowd pleasers but look beautiful and rustic too. And it’s not just the younger generation that love these classic treats, they provide mouth-watering fun for all ages.

Depending on your chosen dessert you can add a further twist to the proceedings by offering a ‘build your own’ feature allowing your guests to become an even greater part of the proceedings. Doing this fires your guest’s imagination, gets them having fun and interacting with other guests around your chosen feature.

Ultimately offering wedding cake alternatives needn’t be a daunting prospect. With a little thought and imagination non-traditional cakes have massive appeal to your guests and have the potential to really compliment the keynote of your day.


A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.