When it comes to wedding events, then cakes make it more special. Most of the time you might be ordering those massive wedding cakes. But what about the ideas for small wedding cakes?
They are not new, more than ordering those three-foot-tall cakes that go uneaten by the guests, you can go with the small wedding cakes with single-tier. You can make it perfectly at home and so you can lower the costs and avoid wasting the cakes.
The truth is that your guests might remember the little desserts you give them more than they would remember the standard three-tier wedding cake.
So let us see a few ideas for small wedding cakes to make at home along with the recipes.
Small wedding cakes
People opt for massive wedding cakes with 2 or 3 tiers to make them look grand and beautiful. While they think that small cakes would not reach the satisfaction of the celebration. But the fact is that small wedding cakes do not have to be simple.
Some glorious small wedding cake ideas would be perfect for the reception no matter whether they are for cutting one cake or a mini cake for each guest.
The cake goes flavor-wise from salted caramel to peanut butter. White wedding cakes may be traditional, but if you want the small cake to stand out, and be attractive, you can use some eye-catching colors and decorations including flowers and toppers to make a real difference.
How you can make a small wedding cake look worthy?
Small Wedding cakes are seen as a bit less worthy because of the simplicity of the cake. But the best part is that with a few upgrades, you can make it look amazing and wedding-worthy. It is in the way how you dress it up.
Things like flowers, fruits, and greenery can make wonderful magic by creating the height and volume on the top and side of the cake. But the thing is simplicity is the one that speaks loudest, and it is why people love the small cakes paired with a display of unique cakes.
If you serve the cake in something unexpected, like a vintage bar cart, vases, or flickering candles, it would be perfect.
Ideas for small wedding cakes
Consider these few small wedding cake ideas that will be perfect no matter what style you prefer.
Cakes with flowers
It is the toppers in the traditional wedding cake that will make the cake remain cute. So to make your small cake look more attractive, you can use some fresh bloom flowers picked from the garden and place them in your wedding cake.
Flowers like roses, lilies, peonies, dahlias, and more will deliver a lot of romance and elegance.
Fresh flowers are more suited to iced wedding cakes and make sure to use a barrier between the cake and flowers if you are going to use real flowers.
Hand-painted wedding cakes
Hand-painted wedding small cakes with watercolor have come to the trend and have continued to evolve. These wedding cakes will be great for all kinds of weddings, especially if you are going to have your wedding on the beach side, then this is for sure going to make the occasion more special.
You can use hand-painted florals from structured patterns, tranquil colors, and layers of vibrant hues. You can give it an accented touch and greenery on opposing gold-dipped tiers to give a polished look. You can use layers of colors to give it a flirty look.
Use a theme
A wedding cake with a theme can launch some truth and creativity in the cake giving meaning to the day through it. Having a theme will delight the eyes and minds of the guests and the day will be memorable.
You can try a cake that is laced with pearls and it is topped with a golden crown. You can also top those caked with mini figures of the newlyweds in a small plane or any other vehicle you prefer.
Other than that, you can try a cake draped in bows and victorian roses or go with a two-tiered cake that is topped with an orchid-filled vase.
Try mini cakes
Instead of any other desserts, having mini cakes can be an advantage to offer to your guests. You can go with mini cakes in sizes for one or two guests. The cake in two inches size will let the guests enjoy it, especially if you have to include pretty artwork and covered with offerings.
This will also help to work your budget nicely while preventing wastage. Everyone can get their style of cake no matter whether they are traditional, modern, or vintage. These mini cakes will be the best to give everyone a personal experience.
Use different shapes
There is no need to go with the same shape. Other than the common round cake, you can try many other issues, like the square-shaped, heart-shaped, hexagonal, topsy-turvy, or even lopsided. Or else you can mix the shapes in the first tier you can use a circle and in the second tier, you can use a square shape. Or else play with lengths and have some tiers to be taller than the other.
Go with bold colors
On your wedding day, cutting the wedding cake will be one of the highlights, so be sure that your color choices are relevant to your overall color scheme.
One of the ideas for small wedding cakes is if you are trying to go with a simple decor for your cake, then you can provide some contrast for your vibrant cake. You can use the frosting or fondant to the wedding party colors to match and coordinate it with some overall theme or just go with your favorite color.
When you choose bold colors, they will be the center of attention. Select a color that gives special meaning to both of you while being able to symbolize that represent your desires. You can stuff these colors and designs into your favorite style of cake,
Even if you are going to choose a rich chocolate cake that will normally be brown, you can choose frosting, icing, or decoration in the color you prefer. Mostly the vanilla-flavored sponge cake will not suit frosting with dark purple, or orange sugar flowers. To find out what matches you.
Try some quotes
You can add some quotes to your cake, especially if they can make you laugh or smile, it would be a wonderful memory. So make sure to add a quote that looks attractive and the caption should be memorable and impressive.
Find a quote, that can fit the small space in your cake to get your message across. If you’re struggling with the perfect verses for a wedding cake and need some wedding cake quotes for ideas and inspiration you can get them on social media, otherwise, you can write stuff you feel about your wedding or partner.
Weddings can be stressful to choose what you want and do not want. It can also be a challenge to do things in the right way. So trying different flavors in the cake can too be stressful. Without adding more to your plate by trying to experiment with too many unknown flavors, it is better to stick with a classic flavor.
There’s nothing wrong with sticking with such profiles, such as red velvet or something more common than that for the palate. The best part is you can make this cake yourself, so no need to worry about the bakery delivering it on time.
The look of sugared fruits is good, especially with their bumpy texture and which is rich in blackberries and rich dark purple/black color that peek through the delicate white sugar. As decorative centerpieces or displays, you can use whole pears, grapes, and apples on a dessert buffet and add an elegant flair.
The sugared fruit looks beautiful as you can easily dress up the simplest desserts or add sugared fruit to a holiday cheese platter to make it sparkle. It is the best as it is gluten-free. You can sprinkle the plate with sugared berries and chocolate, and a little bit of elegance to a simple dish.
How to make simple wedding cakes?
Sugared fruit cakes
- 2 cups of fresh fruit
- ½ cup pasteurized egg whites
- ½ cup sugar
How to make
Rinse the fruits and let them air-dry at room temperature. Take a small and shallow bowl, add the egg whites, and whisk it to break any stringiness. Dip the fruits in the egg whites, and make sure it gets completely covered in the egg whites. Let any excess drip off.
Dip or roll the fruit in the sugar, place it on a wire rack over a cookie sheet, and allow it to dry overnight, averagely for 8 hours. Serve within 12 hours of making it.
Red velvet cake
- 1 and 1/2 cups canola oil
- 2 tablespoons red food coloring
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
How to make
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Take 9-in. round pans and line the bottoms of 2 grease with parchment. Beat canola oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, and white vinegar until well blended.
Take another bowl and whisk together flour, sugar, baking cocoa, and baking soda, and gradually beat into the oil mixture.
Transfer the batter to prepared pans. Bake it for 25-30 minutes and cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing it to wire racks. Then remove the parchment and cool completely.
For frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until it gets blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until it becomes smooth. Use a long serrated knife and trim the tops of cakes while setting the tops aside.
Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate and spread with 3/4 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer, bottom side up. Frost top and sides with remaining frosting. Break the cake tops into pieces. Pulse in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Decorate the cake with crumbs as desired.
Mint Angel cake
- 12 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
How to make
Let the egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, and sift the flour twice while setting aside.
Preheat the oven to 350° and add the cream of tartar, almond extract, and salt to the egg whites. Beat it on medium speed until it gets in a soft form. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form.
Gradually fold in the flour, about 1/2 cup at a time, and gently spoon the mixture into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan.
Cut it through the batter using a knife and remove the air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack until it lightly gets browned and the entire top appears dry for 40-50 minutes. Immediately invert the pan and cool completely for about 1 hour.
Take a small saucepan, and combine 1/4 cup of crushed candies and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until the candies are melted. Take a large bowl, and beat cream until the formation of stiff peaks. Run the knife around the center and side and remove the cake to a serving platter.
Cut it horizontally into 3 layers and place the bottom layer on a serving plate. brush with 2 tablespoons of mint syrup and spread with 1/2 cup whipped cream. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of crushed candies and repeat layers. Top it with a third cake layer. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining whipped cream. Top with remaining candies.
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