26 Single-Serving Wedding Cakes That Are Beyond Adorable
If you love cake, but aren't crazy about the traditional tiered confections that are so often served at weddings, you might want to consider down-sizing. We're not talking about serving a small confection—we're talking about offering up teeny-tiny cakes that mimic the real thing, but amount to about the same portion of dessert you'd get from a traditional slice. The pros to these shrunken treats are limitless, but we just have to say this: They're arguably cuter than any dessert we've ever seen before.
Just take the following individual cakes from real weddings, for example. Served on scaled-to-size cake stands and decorated to the nines, these personal desserts allow each and every one of your guests to enjoy a pretty work of art—not just a slice of one. And while tiny traditional renditions exist, not all of these beauties are covered in fondant and served with toppers. As you scroll, you'll discover mini naked cakes layered with just-enough frosting and adorned with fresh flowers. If you love hand-painted wedding cakes, you'll be floored by these bakers' artistry on a smaller medium.
Essentially, there's a way to render each and every one of your favorite cake trends—from colorful, to naked, to chocolate, to metallic, to drip icing—in these super-small servings. That's partly why individual wedding cakes are so appealing. They're trendy all on their own, but encapsulate other cake styles of the moment with ease. For all the tiny cake inspiration that you'll ever need, scroll through this tasty series. And be sure to book an appointment with your confectioner after you're through.
Buttercream and Blooms
Barrel-style vanilla cakes, from Amy Cakes, were iced in a lightly-textured buttercream and topped with delicate fresh flowers.
These all-white confections, by Claire Owen Cakes, blended in with the cream-colored dinnerware, bringing calming neutrality to a blue-hued tablescape.
Lightly frosted by Cake Love Couture, these chocolatey minis were a hit with the cocoa-loving bride and groom.
Kate Burt Cakes' hand-designed these artsy confections, painted with swirling blue floral and bird motifs.
This robin egg-hued cake, by Flour and Flourish, was painted to look as if it were gold foiled.
These autumnal-inspired treats, by Julián Ángel of Historias del Ciervo, would be a hit at a fall wedding.
Topped with sugared candies and pastel pink macaroons, Dagmar Pausers' mini cakes brightened up this wedding's dessert table.
Tiers of Mini Cakes
This chromatic, tiered cake display perfectly showcased Sugar Lab Bakeshop's turquoise confections, complete with gold dripped icing.
Placed on tiny gold cakes stands and calligraphed with each guest's name, these simple treats, by Cakes by Chloe, served as sweet place settings.
Twig Studios garnished these pink ombré cakes, frosted in vanilla mascarpone, with colorful, edible flowers.
This dark chocolate mini from The Cocoa Cakery was topped with pine, berries, and a dash of "snow."
Look twice! These cakes are actually made from cookies. A thick swipe of pale pink icing to transforms sugar-rimmed cookies into small tiered treats.
Topped with sugar leaves, this Foxfire Mountain House creation proved that simple doesn't have to be boring.
Tuscan Wedding Cakes used fondant lace and a glass bead charm to bring classic vibes to a small rendition of the couple's full-sized cake.
This naked confetti cake, topped with ranunculus and silver dollar eucalyptus, was presented elegantly in a cloche.
When served alongside lush blooms and foliage, these small, basic cakes became larger than life.
Fondant cacti completed this red velvet and buttercream cake from Dayton Cakery.
Niknaks Sweetest Treats added tiny cookies and pearlescent frosting to these pink confections, which were also brushed with metallic gold.
Confetti-colored nonpareils and snips of rosemary topped these unique treats by Molly Yeh.
Baby pink carnations made these personal wedding cakes, by Anna Cakes, even sweeter.
Guests noshed on berry- and mint-topped personal cakes at this couples Alabama wedding.
Covered in metallic fondant and embellished with sweet pearls, this chocolate-frosted two-tier was perfect for the bride and groom.