It’s been more than a year since I made my tiniest wedding cake, but it’s still one of my favorites by far. One reason I love it so much is because I made it for my dear friend Dee’s son’s wedding. She let me have a lot of design freedom and I was really ecstatic with how it turned out. I mean come on… it’s a Tiny Wedding Cake.
Another reason I love it so much? Because it was tiny!! Oh, I already said that 😉 For reasons I cannot explain, I love all things tiny or mini or itty-bitty. You get the idea.
I made the cake so tiny because the reception was only for a few family and friends – but she still wanted it to look like a “real” wedding cake. The smallest I dare make it was 4″, 6″ and 8″ tiers.
The funny thing is – only after Dee showed up to pick it up did I find out she was traveling with it to a venue almost 2 hours away. I might have panicked a little bit.
Tall, skinny cakes wobble. And for whatever reason, they don’t feel as stable or sturdy as larger cakes. So finding out that my skinny, tall, wobbly cake was going for a 2 hour drive might have made me queasy. Like a lot.
But I said a prayer (yes, I pray for my cakes every.time.) , boxed it up and sent it on it’s way. Thank goodness, Dee has a fantastic sense of humor! She said if it fell over on the drive, they’d just grab forks and eat it straight out of the box… ha! Thank goodness, it didn’t come to that.
Oh and I realized after taking pics that the cake didn’t look as tiny as it really was so I made my husband snap a picture of (very tired) me holding it for proof :
A Tiny Wedding Cake
Okay – so let me give you a few more details…
I baked the cakes in my favoriate Magic Line Pans. If I remember correctly (I don’t have a lot of notes) – this cake was white almond sour cream and the frosting was vanilla buttercream.
I used this (my most favorite bench scraper) to smooth the buttercream, then I piped rosettes for the border with a Wilton 1M tip.
Dee asked that i use some pale yellow and/or mint green in the decorations, so I used a mint green ribbon on the board (see my tutorial for covering a board with glitter paper and using a ribbon border here) and then I used both the pale yellow and the green in the wafer paper flowers on top.
Wafer Paper Flowers
I absolutely love doing these flowers. They’re so super easy and are easily one of my favorite flowers to put on cake. You can see where I’ve used them before here and here and another down at the bottom of this post.
Want to learn to make these incredibly easy wafer paper flowers? Everything you need to know about making these wafer paper flowers is in this class (along with tons of other invaluable cake decorating information).
Okay – let me wrap this up… 🙂 The last thing I want to mention is the pretty, pretty cake stand!! I know I say this all the time, but it’s true (because I love them all)… this cake stand is a FAVE!!
I love the client. I loved the cake. I love the cake stand. Love, love, love!!
Click on the image below to find the cake stand 🙂
Okay – that’s it!! Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment! Also, check out the pink wafer paper flower on the cake below and I’d love for you to pin and share this post!