How To Make Mini Wedding Cakes: Cheap And Easy Recipe

If you want to learn how to make mini wedding cakes, you can use this easy and cheap recipe made from a store-bought cake mix. We will also share some tips on packing mini wedding cakes and the best time to make these mini cakes before the wedding. 

You’ll even find out about dummy cakes and sheet cakes as a wedding cake. But if you want actual cupcakes, you can also read our recipe on how to make wedding cupcakes

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How To Make Mini Wedding Cakes At Home

For this miniature wedding cake recipe, you will need a box of white cake mix, two pieces of eggs, a 16-ounce pack of white frosting, a cup of sour cream, half a cup of milk, one-third cup of oil, and cake decors of your choice. 

You can also prepare a frosting of your choice if you don’t want store-bought frosting. Just make sure that when making the icing, you’ve selected something suitable for your specific wedding venue. 


Step 1. Make the miniature wedding cakes

  • Create the mini wedding cakes according to the box instructions
  • Typically, you’ll preheat the oven to 350°F first
  • Mix the cake mix, eggs, milk, oil, and sour cream and beat until you get a good consistency; increase the speed of the mixer as needed but do not overbeat
  • Prepare the small cake pans and grease them with cooking spray
  • Pour the cake batter into the molds and bake for 15 minutes
  • Rotate each pan and continue baking for 15 more minutes or check the tips on the cake mix box 


Step 2. Decorate the mini wedding cakes with frosting

  • Remove the miniature wedding cakes from their pans and allow them to cool; it’s crucial not to frost hot cakes as they’ll melt the icing 
  • You can also make your own mini wedding cake icing according to your preferred flavor or whatever suits the weather conditions in your venue
  • Since these are mini wedding cakes, you can browse for traditional wedding cake flavors for the frosting 
  • But if you’re out of time or your budget is limited, there’s nothing wrong with using store-bought white cake frosting
  • Spread the frosting at the top of each mini wedding cake evenly
  • Cover the sides of each mini cake as well
  • Use a different color frosting or stick with white for pure white mini wedding cakes for the decors using a piping tip around the cake and to hide the edges
  • Decorate with fruits, flowers, candies, or anything you like to finish the individual wedding cakes


How Big Is A Mini Wedding Cake?

A mini wedding cake can refer to a round 6-inch cake that can serve 12 people. If you have more than 20 guests, you can create an 8-inch round wedding cake for 24 people. 

There are also tiered miniature cakes that you can prepare if you want the traditional layered wedding cake. For example, a two-tiered mini wedding cake can have an 8-inch round cake at the bottom and a 6-inch round cake at the top. 

If you need to serve more guests, consider having a square wedding cake. The smallest, at 6 inches, can help 18 people, while an 8-inch square wedding cake can feed 32 guests compared to round cakes. 


How Do You Pack A Mini Cake?

Besides the lower price, the advantage of miniature wedding cakes is they are easy to pack. You can even consider giving mini wedding cakes to some guests as favors. 

So besides learning how to make mini wedding cakes, you should know how to pack them to keep them in good condition. Here is how:

  • Allow the mini wedding cakes to cool before frosting
  • Put the cake on the bottom of the dome before decorating
  • Cover with the lid and travel in a cool vehicle
  • You can also place the packed wedding cakes inside a box to keep them from shifting during transport


How Many Days Before Can You Make A Wedding Cake?

The earliest time you can make your wedding cake is three days before the wedding day. It’s also preferred to frost them on the wedding morning and store the baked cakes pre-iced. 

Are you interested in making mini wedding cakes that taste like traditional wedding cakes? Read what flavor is a wedding cake.


What Is A Dummy Wedding Cake?

Because tiered wedding cakes are pricey, some couples have a dummy wedding cake. This refers to polystyrene blocks that are also covered in icing and decoration. 

They can be the top layer of a tiered wedding cake. Therefore, notify your server what tiers of the wedding cake are actual cakes. 


Is It Okay To Have A Sheet Cake For A Wedding?

A sheet cake is a flat and large rectangular cake, often seen at birthday parties because it can serve many people. Some would say that it’s tacky for a wedding cake, but decorating them nicely can make them look more bridal.

You can add fruits, flowers, cake toppers, and wedding wordings at the top of the sheet cake. You can even airbrush a photograph at the top of the cake for a unique wedding cake. 



Was this recipe helpful? You’ve just learned how to make mini wedding cakes using a cake box that can be bought at the store. 

Of course, you don’t have to use store-bought frosting to make the miniature cakes extra special. You can also consider baking them in 6 and 8-inch round pans and stack them. 

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