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CAKE BREAK: Mini Wedding Cakes are Perfect for 2021

This year is shaping up to be another one for the record books. Engaged couples are reimagining their wedding ceremonies due to our current situation. And many are trying to incorporate a less-is-more, safety-forward approach to their wedding days. As couples shift to smaller ceremonies outdoors, Zoom weddings, and elopements, smaller cakes have become the new normal. So this mini cake trend perfectly reflects our times, but also celebrates it, too.


Backyard ceremonies, outdoor venues, and smaller guest lists mean you can scale back on most of your wedding details. And with fewer people in attendance, you might not need a full size, traditional wedding cake. But, just because your cake might be smaller doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or flavor. Mini wedding cakes can reflect any wedding day vibe you’re going for in a joyful way. So even though #thepandemicshrunkmyweddingcake, you can still enjoy an amazing one. That’s true whether you are looking for a cake that has a softly romantically rustic feel:

Maybe you like a minimal aesthetic:

Or, perhaps a glitzy, decadently glam look:

Is your event on a beach? If so, how about this coastal-inspired lovely?

Boho bride? We found the coolest cactus cakes for the desert minded:

Or maybe you’re leaning towards a crisp and cleanly traditional style cake:

Photo: KATE MATHIS via

Is whimsical your thing? Check out these adorable lilac confections:

Cake: Tessa Huff Cake Design Style Sweet CA

So whatever look (and taste!) you’d like to have in your tiny cake, you can have it.

Single Serving Cakes are Safer

Individual mini wedding cakes are the perfect way to serve your guests with their safety in mind.

Where to Find Your Dream Cake

Many local bakeries will help you miniaturize your dream cake. These small businesses have recalibrated to serve their customers and would appreciate your patronage. Also, lots of grocery store bakeshops can help, too. We found these darling mini buttercream confections at Publix.

The Best Online Mini Wedding Cakes

If your local bakery isn’t in the business of scaling down traditional wedding cakes, check out these online options we’ve sourced for you. At LA’s Cake Monkey you can choose your own 12 Pack of their beautiful mini cakes, which they will ship right to your door:

Beaucoup allows you to personalize their tiny two-tiered confections, which they can deliver to you within six days:

Spring is in full bloom with these stunning floral cupcakes. Available from Williams Sonoma, they are hand-decorated with exquisite vanilla buttercream bouquets and green leaves. Perfect for your upcoming outdoor ceremony.

Your Cake is Served!

The perfect way to serve your little cakes? We love this sweet mini cake stand from!

Another option? We are heart-eyed over this gorgeous Jadeite Individual Mini Cake Stand:

For our rustic brides, we sourced these cuties from VintageBlooming on Etsy:

However you choose to spend your special day, a mini wedding cake is the perfect celebratory ending. After all, first comes love then comes cake!