Macaron towers: A quirky cake alternative for weddings

I love macarons. Like, seriously love them. I think that they are the most deliciously delightful treats ever invented. And, I’m actually not the biggest fan of cake. So when my sister Tayler suggested the idea of a macaron alternative for our wedding cake, I just couldn’t shake it. That’s why, in a few months time after we’ve said I do and cried through our speeches and eaten a yummy meal surrounded by our friends and family, we’ll be tucking in to our macaron tower instead of cutting a cake. I can’t wait.

We’ve got the wonderful Lysette from The Couture Baker making our tower, and I can’t wait to share photographs with you after the big day. For now though, I thought I’d share some photos of other amazing macaron towers from around the web for inspiration. I think they look brilliant and make a great cake alternative. Also, macarons are gluten free and can be dairy free if you don’t use butter icing for the fillings too.

Macaron-tower-frontImage source: A Little Shop in Tokyo

14-macaroons-1024x68260d9012f4bc4fde2ea58687e73e73e79Image source: Catherine Mason Cakes


Your macaron tower can incorporate a cake too if you’d like, either at the top or bottom like these. Alternatively, you could go for a small cake to sit alongside the tower for those who prefer a more traditional treat.

d35699a8af21caf56cc23b6a7937dcb6coral-tower-fullImage source: Medici Macarons

London_Wedding_Islington_Macarons_Macaroons_Tower_Cake_Delivery_UK_Mlevyn_Vincent_13Image source: Anges de Sucre

Cool, right? Have you ever seen a macaron tower at a wedding or party before? Let me know in the comments section below.



  1. 6th July 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Oh wow these all look so good! I love the idea of a macaron tower instead of cake, and they are so yummy too!

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