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An Affordable, Delicious Wedding Cake Alternative: The Donut Tree

Published by: Carlise (Carla) Shepperd on 28th Feb 2010 | View all blogs by Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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If you are a bride who is looking coloring outside the lines, then you can chose to have a Donut Tower or Donut Tree at your wedding instead of a wedding cake. A Donut Tree is a very affordable option. Since a box of 12 donuts is around $5.00 at most grocery stores, for a tower with 120 donuts and you'll spend $50.00!

Even considering the price of the stand, you'll still spend $100 or much less for your wedding cake alternative and as you can see in the photos, they can be just as pretty too!

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I added a list of stands, below, that you can purchase online but tiered stands are available at many party stores, at least in my area, for less than $50.

Doughnut wedding cake

You can find this one for $45.95 HERE at!

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This one you can get HERE at for $24.52.

This eco-friendly stand you can get HERE from for $38 and dress it up to match your theme.



HERE at you can find this clear, plastic stand for only $29.99.

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photo credit: the Swigers, Wedding Paper Divas



  • Ashlie Hawkins
    by Ashlie Hawkins 6 years ago
    I love the donut tree cake! What a cool idea! If I wasn't completely in love with the cupcakes I've already ordered (the best cupcakes in the whole wide world) I would definitely consider this!
  • Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
    by Carlise (Carla) Shepperd 6 years ago
    I know what you mean. It's a toss for me too between the cupcakes and donut but since a lot of my family would be coming from all over the world it seems, I think I would do a combo. Cupcakes one layer and donuts the next then make the cake at the top with fondant. The vision in my head is fabulous and I am sure it'll be a crowd pleasure. It will still in under $100 though which is the best part for me.
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