Miniature wedding cakes sometimes serve as much smaller and edible versions of an elaborately decorated Styrofoam wedding cake. Other times, the main wedding cake may be real, and mini wedding cakes are used as centerpieces for the guests' tables. One advantage to this is that guests can serve themselves, while the bridal party may partake of the main cake following the bride's and groom's cake-cutting ceremony.
Guest-table individual mini wedding cakes are often clustered in an attractive manner on tiered cake stands or silver serving dishes. The size of each centerpiece will depend on your reception seating. A table of eight may have one miniature wedding cakes centerpiece, while a table with larger seating will have more cakes.
Sometimes mini wedding cakes completely replace the large wedding cake on the main cake table. One benefit to individual mini wedding cakes is that they can be made in various flavors. You can have one tier on your serving dish with vanilla cake, another with chocolate, and so forth. The icing and decorations could be different for each tier. Consider fondant coatings with marzipan, piped icing, or floral decorations.
The idea of individual mini wedding cakes follows the pattern in the restaurant business of dessert trays offering tiny portions of various sweets. Today's increased awareness of diet issues has probably led to this trend, as people come to realize that two or three bites of something sweet and delicious can be satisfying.
Whether individually sized or large enough to serve eight guests, these mini wedding cakes can be decorated in ways that complement the wedding theme of the wedding cake. For example, at a reception that features a snowflake wedding cake, each individual mini wedding cake could be iced with a snowflake pattern. The group-size mini wedding cakes could be scaled-down versions of the bride or grooms wedding cake, or they could simply feature certain of its elements.
Individual mini wedding cakes can add a traditional flair to a Carribean themed wedding, or offer an economical way to create beautiful and edible reception table centerpieces. In whatever way they are used, miniature wedding cakes will add a delicate, creative touch to your wedding reception celebration.