Smash Cakes

In one episode of How I Met Your Mother, Marshall talks about the best wedding cake he ever tasted, saying, “It haunts me.”  That’s how I feel about this cake:  it’s not technically a cake, but more of a chocolate shell in the shape of a cake.

Isn’t this brilliant?  If you’re not a cake person, you can opt out of the standard issue multi-tier white wedding cake and go for a smash cake instead.  When it’s time to cut the cake, the couple pulls out a little hammer instead of a knife and smashes apart the cake!
Everyone gets a shard of chocolate.  If you choose to stuff the cake with something like candy or chocolates, your guests can pile some of that onto their plates, as well!  It’s like the wedding version of a piñata!  Isn’t that fun?  I love the idea of a bride and groom whipping out a hammer at the reception and making all of their guests do a complete double take.
Got any other nontraditional cake ideas?  Tell us in the comments!  We’d love to hear from you.