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20 Single Tier Wedding Cakes with Wow

After focusing over the last couple of weeks on some stylish alternatives to the traditional wedding cake, I wanted to show with today’s post that your wedding cake can be kept simple and still make a statement and that you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a wedding cake with wow. With these minimalist single tier wedding cakes, sweet in every sense of the word, that I can’t help but adore……

20 Fabulous Single Tier Wedding Cakes

Your wedding cake doesn’t have to be ten tiers tall to be absolutely fabulous! A single-tier confection, a trend that we’ve glimpsed for a couple of seasons now and one that seems to be only gaining in popularity, is the perfect way to save without sacrificing style. But they’re not just for the budget conscious brides! If you’re hosting an intimate affair a single tier wedding cake will serve you well. Or if you’re not a fan of the traditional and are looking for an alternative to the towering white confection, then these smaller delights might be for you. And of course if you simply want to offer your guests a choice, then imagine a table of these little beauties! 

Whatever your reason, a single tier can pack a real style statement when decorated and displayed the right way. You see, opting for just one tier means you can go all out on decorations without it breaking the bank! Whether you love the look of fresh and sugar flowers, fondant designs, naked cakes or hand-painted accents, your smaller cake can have all of the beauty of its tiered counterparts. Just take a look at these – 20 of the most wow single tier wedding cakes I could find…

Single Tier Wedding Cake


WPA Bakery, Photography ~ Jeffrey C. Gleason Photography via Ruffled

Pink Ombre Single Tier Wedding Cake

Flourgirl Patissier, Photography ~ The McCartneys

White Single Tier Wedding Cake

Lael Cakes, Photography ~ Jen Huang Photography via Style Unveiled

Single Tier Wedding Cake

Gift Cakes, Photography ~ Paula O’Hara Photography via SMP

Ombre Ruffles Single Tier Wedding Cake

Eat Cake, Photography ~ White Loft Studio via Wedding Chicks

Pretty Single Tier Wedding Cake

Rosalind Miller

Pretty Single Tier White Wedding Cake

Love Inspires Change, Photography ~ Lani Elias Fine Art Photography

Greenery Topped Single Tier Wedding Cake

Jaime Scripps & Heather Motz, Photo by Cat Mayer Studio via Bridal Musings

Sweet Single Tier Wedding Cake

Beverly’s Best Bakery, Photography ~ Valentina Glidden Photography via Ruffled

Ruffled Single Tier Wedding Cake

Maria’s Cakes & Cookies, Photography ~ Anna Roussos Photography via Chic Vintage Brides


Of course you don’t have to go crazy with decor to make your cake delicious! Less is more definitely seems to be the mantra of many couples these days, so for you for whom these words ring true, how about proving yet again that simplicity really is the ultimate sophistication, and going naked?…..

Single Tier Spring Wedding Cake

Sweet Appetite, Photography ~ Elisabeth Van Lent Photography via Ruffled

Naked Single Layer Wedding Cake

Vanilla Pod Bakery, Photography ~ Theresa Furey

Semi Naked Chocolate Meringue Single Tier Wedding Cake

A Squad BakeshopPhotography ~ Izzy Hudgins Photography via Bridal Musings

Naked One Tier Wedding Cake

Maskipops by Adri, Photography ~ Kristina Adams Photography via Chic Vintage Brides

Semi Naked Tall Single Tier Wedding Cake

Dessert First, Photogrpahy ~ Pierre Curry via Nouba


If understated just isn’t your thing though, take a look at these fancy and fabulous one-tiered masterpieces…..

Stunning Single Tier Wedding Cake

Little Bear Cakery, Photo by Sanshine Photography via Bridal Musings

Floral Single Tier Wedding Cake

Rosalind Miller

Blue Single Tier Wedding Cake

A Bake Shop, Photo by Rachel Solomon via Style Me Pretty

Opulent Gold Single Tier Wedding Cake

Jenny’s Cakes, Photography ~ Natashia Nicole Photography via SMP

And of course if you’re going for a cake with colour, you can’t get more wow than this beautiful black wedding cake….

Black Single Tier Wedding Cake

Lina Veber Cake

Works of art don’t you think? If you’re unconvinced by the understated elegance of single-tier wedding cakes though you can find lots of other lovely ideas right here on Chic Vintage Brides, like these delicious delights inspired by the seasons: Spring, SummerAutumn, and Winter; and these alternatives to the traditional iced confection. Or you could pop across to CVB’s Wedding Cakes board and Wedding Dessert Tables board on Pinterest for even more inspiration.