Summer is wedding season, and that means wedding cake season. And just like everything else, wedding cakes fashion goes through trends and fads.

One recent trend is non-traditional cakes. In fact, they’re so non-traditional, they’re not even made of cake! Elite Daily has a collection of some of the quirkiest we’ve seen. The list includes a giant pile of waffles and fruit, arranged donuts, and one that cuts right to the chase… tiers of booze!

But before you resort to a cake molded from crispy rice for your big day, consider that traditional doesn’t have to mean boring. Here are ten trends for summer wedding cakes, via Huffington Post.

Textured Cakes

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Textures – appliques, ruffles, etc. – made a big showing in bridal fashion for 2016, and look beautiful on a wedding cake as well.

Cultural Cakes

More couples are finding ways to express their culture in their wedding cake, through traditions or symbolism.

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Rococo (Baroque) Cakes

Rich and opulent, with lavish embellishments, yet another hit from the bridal catwalk that works wonderfully on the cake, too.

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Colorful Cakes

Wedding cakes aren’t all white-on-white anymore. (Although that’s still a striking option!) Color is finding its way to something beyond the bridesmaids dresses.

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Rustic Cakes

Naked and nearly-naked cakes are still popular, and the mixed berries make a sweet summery treat for your guests.

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Tall Cakes

Towering tiers are all about visual impact, and can create a dramatic impression.

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Black Cakes

All over, or as part of a stunning monochrome design, black is eternally stylish everywhere else. Why not wedding cakes?

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Lace Cakes

This isn’t a new trend, it’s an enduring one. Lace wedding dresses and cakes have always been popular, and it’s not expected to change.

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Painted Cakes

From designs to flowers to eye-catching solids, painted cakes are gaining popularity.

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Sleek, Streamlined Cakes

Now, this is one where we break with the article. You see, it says:

A city wedding is the preference of many couples, as it can mean stunning architecture, iconic landmarks, picturesque parks and mesmerising cityscapes. A stylish and sophisticated cake that showcases the chosen city is a winner.

But this is New Jersey. Our best feature isn’t the skyline or a city park. You know what it is! And so, we respectfully submit our idea of how to showcase your chosen spot…

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To view all of our traditional but trendy wedding cakes, click here. And if you have your heart set on completely traditional, white-on-white glamour, you’ll still find something you like!

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Oh… and for those of you who still want to buck tradition entirely, who just want something different

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We got you.