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16 Small Wedding Cake Ideas: One-Tier and Two-Tier Designs You'll Love

Looking for a small wedding cake design that's big on style? We've rounded up our favourite designs from bakers across Canada.

Small wedding cakes with donuts

Small wedding cakes with donuts

If you're looking for small wedding cake ideas, you've come to the right place. Whether you're planning an elopement, dreaming of a petite confection or serving up dessert differently because of Covid-19, we've gathered up some of our favourite single-tier and two-tier styles from wedding cake designers across Canada. Just because you're opting for a small wedding cake, doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style or taste when it comes to this wedding trend—tall tiers, floral decorations and multiple flavours are all still possible. Pro tip: if you want to freeze some wedding cake for your first anniversary, a two-tier design would work best.

Here are our favourite small wedding cake designs from bakers across Canada.

Big Drip

A mini two-tier wedding cake makes a big statement with a metallic drip design. Even though it's small, take advantage of the layers with two different flavours.

Small drip wedding cake

Buttercream Dream

This two-tier buttercream cake with large floral decorations looks simply stunning. P.S. here are 5 Ways to Add Flowers to Your Wedding Cake.

Small buttercream wedding cake

Hand-Painted Cube

Dare to be square with a small wedding cake with artistic flair. This modern cube design features hand-painted accents, gold leaf and a sugary, ruffled decoration.

Small cube wedding cake

Birdcage Wedding Cake

Birdcage wedding cakes are popular in the U.K., however, they're typically large. We love this small take on the classic design topped with love birds.

Small birdcage wedding cake

Bold Colours

A small wedding cake looks great iced in a strong hue like this two-tier cake (and cupcakes!) iced in intense shades of blue.

Small blue wedding cake

Personal Statement

Put your passion on full display with a themed cake based on your interests. It's amazing what wedding cake designers can create with coloured fondant icing and gum paste.

Small Adventure Time themed wedding cake

Macaron Cake

We're drooling over this petite cake with its single-tier coated in textured two-tone icing and topped with macarons and buttercream icing.

Small wedding cake with macaron

Big Blooms

Top a small white wedding cake with large gum paste flowers for an all-white design that's simply beautiful. 

Small wedding cake with large sugar flowers

Black Magic

For something a little different and pretty dramatic, choose a black fondant wedding cake served on a copper platter and topped with some greenery.

Small black wedding cake

Love Letters

This gorgeous cake features design elements reminiscent of fancy stationery including a beautiful illustration, deckle-edged detail and a seal.

Small rustic wedding cake

Natural Beauty

This drip wedding cake brings together natural elements that fit perfectly with an outdoor elopement in the mountains. Bonus: check out these 13 Drip Wedding Cake Ideas We’re Totally Obsessed With for more small wedding cake ideas.

Small semi-naked wedding cake

Something Blue

Live out your home decor fantasies with a wedding cake painted with an intricate blue and white tile design. Top it off with a big bouquet of sugar flowers.

Small wedding cake

Gooey Goodness

Share a mini wedding cake for two covered in Italian meringue buttercream. This is also a great option if you want to serve each of your guests a miniature cake.

Small wedding cake with meringue icing

Romantic Red

If you plan to get married around Valentine's Day, decorate a small wedding cake with some red icing and accents.

Small red swirl wedding cake

Fresh Florals

This elegant one-tier cake is almost too pretty to eat with its metallic ombre icing, a gold ribbon and a cascade of pink roses.

Small gold wedding cake

Nearly Naked

No wonder naked and semi-naked cakes are so popular. They look picture-perfect in all shapes and sizes, especially when decorated with fresh flowers.

Small semi-naked wedding cake

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