15 Small Wedding Cakes That Are Perfect for a Micro Wedding!

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If you’re planning a small wedding, don’t skimp on the cake! An intimate or micro wedding (or an elopement!) still deserves a sweet ending, right? Good news — many bakeries are totally willing to go with the flow and are offering small wedding cakes that are just as gorgeous and delicious any 5-tiered cake. Curious about what a wedding cake looks like on a smaller scale? That’s what we’re here for.

We rounded up a few of our favorite small wedding cakes (and some desserts) from weddings, elopements, and inspired shoots on GWS, as well as ideas from bakers we love. Scroll on for a taste!

Textured Peach + Flower Cake

cake by Nicole Bakes Cakes, photo by Lauren Renee Photography

Hosting a digital party? Nicole Bakes Cakes has a solution for that!

I’ve been offering a 6-inch cutting cake or baby two-tier cakes (6 and 4 inch) since there are no receptions or open food areas. I have been boxing cupcakes individually so each guest can have a sweet treat to enjoy while social distancing. I also delivered 10 individual 5-inch cakes all over LA to family members of a couple holding a Zoom reception — their family got to watch + celebrate with cake! Couples are getting creative and I LOVE it!

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Still Life Cake with Sugar Flowers

cake by Natasja Sadi at Cake Atelier Amsterdam

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Small Wedding Cake with Unique Shape

white wedding cakecake, cookies, and golden blackberries by Samantha Mayfair Cakes

photo by Olivia Marshall Photography from this Modern + Mustard Organic Barn Wedding Inspiration

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Sweets on Sweet Buttercream

cake by Earth & Sugar

Ceremony now, party later? Earth & Sugar has a solution for that:

As far as COVID goes, the only thing that has really changed is the sizing of the cakes. As couples are rescheduling their dates, they are still looking to say their vows on their original date and ask us to provide them with a ceremony cake. These cakes have been smaller, on the scale of single and two-tier cakes.

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Modern Painted Cake with Dried Palm

modern painted cakecake by Sam Samm Custom Cakes

photo + top photo by Dearly Beloved Photography from this Modern Spring Wedding Inspiration With the Pantone Color of The Year

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Single-Tier Painter’s Palette Cake

cake by XO cakery

The team at XO cakery is still making wedding cake dreams come true — just on a smaller scale:

XO has been working with our brides to accommodate in whatever capacity we can. We are holding our business with integrity as no one saw anything like this coming. For those who do still want to get married but have to abide by smaller guest list rules, we have kept their original cake designs but made them significantly smaller to achieve the new (smaller) guest servings.

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Frilly Buttercream + Glitter Cherry Cake

cake by Sweet LionHeart

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Pink Buttercream Cake with Flowers

pink wedding cakecake by Cakes by Brittany

photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography from this Intimate Quarantine Wedding that Collided with Protests

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Golden Buttercream Floral Cake

cake by Sweet Heather Anne

Sweet Heather Anne has some amazing creative solutions for weddings during COVID:

COVID-19 has been incredibly tough on couples trying to plan a 2020 wedding. Many are opting to do a small celebration this year and save their larger party for after the pandemic. To help couples celebrate on a smaller scale, we have expanded our line of intimate wedding cakes in our online shop. We partnered with University Flower Shop to offer a variety of options including cake and bouquet sets that can be customized with your wedding colors. We’ve also joined the Petite Wedding Collective, a group of vendors offering a unique micro wedding experience in the Metro Detroit area. We know that this is an incredibly stressful time for couples, and our goal is to make it as easy as possible to do something special to mark their wedding day.

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Moody Mauve Cake with Sugar Flowers

cake by Flour & Flourish photo by Breanna White

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Class White Wedding Cake with a Modern Vibe

small white wedding cakecake by Nine Cakes + photo by Bashful Captures

How is Nine Cakes creating wedding cakes in the time of COVID?

Still just as special and beautiful as their original wedding cakes, just on a smaller scale for a more intimate gathering. I think if people have already decided to gather with their close friends and family, they’re fine to share and serve cake slices.

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Pink Wedding Cake with Big Blooms

cake by Cake Ink

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Personal Chocolate Butterfly Tarts

chocolate tarts by Sincerely, Sam Cakes

Sincerely, Sam Cakes is all about the unique individual treats:

During these current circumstances, I am pushing smaller cakes with additional personalised treats for guests, whether they be packaged custom cookies, cupcakes, or chocolate shard favours. They compliment the event + set-up perfectly, creating feelings of wonderment and uniqueness that overcomes lingering restrictions and last-minute changes.

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Individually Wrapped Wedding Cookies

wedding cookiescookies Bonnie Bakes Cookies

photo by Carlie Statsky from this guide to Plan a Socially Distant Wedding in 4 (Gorgeously) Easy Steps!

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Boho Floral Detail Wedding Cookies

lace wedding cookiesEmbroidered Flower Sugar Cookies by SweetHappy Cookies on Etsy

Here’s to the sweetest part of the wedding day staying that way!