An important part of any wedding is the wedding cake. The wedding cake is a real highlight in terms of cuisine and, above all, optically. The wedding cakes are traditionally multi-tiered, high and lavishly decorated. If you want to give the dessert a modern touch and want to inspire your guests, you can do so with a wonderful mini wedding cake. The small wedding cakes give the sweet end of your big day a special flair and can be served to each guest individually. If you are looking for a delicious and impressive inspiration and alternative to the conventional cake, you will find cakes in mini format with unique designs as well as an easy recipe for re-baking in our picture gallery.
This is how you get the mini-format of the wedding cakes
If you want to try the breathtakingly beautiful and trendy mini alternative, you can order the mini wedding cake or bake it yourself. Preparing a small-format dessert yourself is definitely not an impossible project, but it does require good time planning. The small wedding cakes are a perfect choice if you want to celebrate your wedding day in the company of only your closest relatives or friends. Then you will be done with the great miniature works of art in a short time.
You are probably wondering how you can get the mini format the easiest? A quick and easy way to prepare the mini wedding cake would be to bake the cake small. You can buy a special mini baking pan into which you fill the cake batter. Then all you need to do is decorate the little cakes according to the wedding theme.
Another option would be to spread the dough on a baking sheet and bake it that way. Then you can cut out circles of different sizes or any other shape you like and put together a fascinating mini wedding cake.
Wedding cake made from cupcakes
How about, for example, wedding cake cupcakes? The cupcakes are also quickly baked and pre-portioned. You can let off steam when decorating the cupcakes and create various unique designs. The magnificently decorated mini tarts are particularly suitable for a sweet and original buffet.
Instead of setting up the traditional cake table, you can arrange the cupcakes on a beautiful cake stand and conjure up an impressive sweet table at your wedding celebration together with other delicious little things such as chocolates and cake pops. Arranged on a beautiful cake plate with a glass bell, they look breathtakingly beautiful and solemn.
Mini wedding cake recipe
We have selected an easy recipe for mini tartlets from the baking pan for you. Of course, you can use any recipe for cakes and adjust the amount of ingredients depending on the desired number of servings.
- 150 g of flour
- 4 eggs
- 100 g butter
- 80 g powdered sugar
- 130 g white chocolate
- 6 marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Mix the powdered sugar with the butter and lemon juice. Then add the eggs and beat the mixture until frothy. Then stir in the liquid chocolate. Finally, the chopped marshmallows are stirred into the dough together with the flour. Brush the mini wedding cake mold with butter and lightly dust it with flour. Pour the cake batter into the mold and bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Ideas for decorating the mini wedding cake
Whether you opt for a one-, two- or three-tier mini wedding cake, you can be sure that the dessert will be something extraordinary and will be well received by everyone at the party. And especially when you think of a fairytale decoration for the cupcake. There are no limits to your imagination when it comes to decorating. Anything that you like and that looks really romantic, dreamy and simply happy is allowed.
You can initially choose between wedding cakes with or without a coating. If you want to make a big entrance, you can serve the wedding cake in a small version without glaze. A “naked cake” comes without a coating and is usually decorated with lots of fresh fruits and flowers. If you get married in summer, you can use the large selection of fruit and prepare a magical wedding cake yourself. Sugared fruits such as grapes, pears or figs, on the other hand, give every wedding cake an autumnal note.
The fondant coating belongs among the classic coatings not only for the wedding cakes, which stylishly put the actual cake in the limelight. The fondant can be used in many ways. Covered with fondant, the mini cake offers an ideal stage for any further decoration. You can use fondant to make delicate flowers, leaves, hearts, dots and any other motif that will adorn your wedding cake.
If you want to bake the cakes yourself for the big day, you have the option of covering the small wedding cakes with butter cream. The preparation of the buttercream is very easy and you can vary it wonderfully in taste and color, which makes great combinations possible. The only thing to keep in mind when coating a delicious buttercream is that it melts in warm temperatures and needs to be cooled accordingly.
The combination of chaotically applied buttercream with pretty fondant accents results in an individual dessert that attracts everyone’s attention. The mini cakes are beautifully decorated with oversized roses or peonies. The large, artistic decorative elements look as if they had just been picked from the garden.
You can also use real flowers to decorate the sweet delicacy. Sugar beads, asterisks and other sugar sprinkles as well as various color sprays are also ideal for decoration. If you can paint and like to experiment, you can paint the flowers on the small wedding cakes and give them a romantic vintage touch. Cakes with abstract patterns and daring color combinations are also perfect companions for modern weddings.