Sorry cupcakes, but there’s a new sweet in town: the current darling of wedding desserts is the donut. Whether served as an alternative to traditional wedding cake or offered as a scrumptious sidekick, there’s a whole lot to love about fried rounds of dough. Below, check out a few of our favorite ways to serve donuts at your shindig—offer up classic flavors such as powdered sugar and glazed, or get creative with inventive, custom flavors.

Photo: Ben Blood Photography

Serve Donuts Alongside Cake 

For their wedding at Treehouse Point, local couple Courtney Brodeur and Eric Whedbee served a coconut and passionfruit cake, as well as donuts from Mighty-O Donuts that were displayed atop cake stands that the bride made as centerpieces for each table.

Photo: Hank Drew

Request Custom, Fancy Flavors

Work with a local baker to create custom flavors or fancy versions of your favorite donut. Serve them by the platter on your dessert buffet or package them in small bags stamped with your wedding logo as late-night takeaways. Gold Wedding Dragees, Pink Feather Boa, Chocolate Feather Boa, and Double Trouble Chocolate (with stylist’s own edible gold glitter dusted on) donuts by Top Pot Doughnuts.

Photo: Ciara Richardson Photography

Create a Build-Your-Own Donut Bar

At their summer wedding in the mountains, Meagan Foulger and August Simmons created a build-your-own donut bar with a variety of toppings including icings and sprinkles.