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Want to Impress Wedding Guests? Serve Them This Cake!

Towering, tiered wedding cakes are the traditional choice, but you can give wedding cakes a modern twist by downsizing the confections. Serve sweet mini wedding cakes featuring a trendy, rustic look in lieu of the standard tiered cake. Intentionally messy buttercream and pretty fondant accents give these individual cakes enough flair to be served individually to each guest.

Tutorial for easy individual mini wedding cakes

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How to make individual mini wedding cakes

What you need:

Easy mini wedding cake tutorial for guests

Step 1: Crumb coat your cake

Strawberry blossom mini cake tutorial

Crumb coat

your mini wedding cakes with your chosen buttercream. We used a lovely light pink, strawberry-infused frosting. Don’t worry about it being perfect, as you want to end up with a carefree, rustic look anyway!

Step 2: Create a textured buttercream

To create the textured buttercream style, we used a small angled palette knife to add “blobs” of frosting around the cake. If you’re not happy with them, you can easily smooth them down or scrape them off as you work your way around the cake and try again.

Place your cake in the fridge to chill a little while you work on your cute fondant decorations.

Step 3: Make the fondant strawberries

Tutorial for fondant strawberries and strawberry blossoms

Roll out some of the olive green–tinted fondant. Cut out a series of calyx pieces using your small calyx cutter. Thin the outer leaves of each one using a medium-sized ball tool. To make them curl, begin with the ball tool at the pointed tip and drag gently towards the center of each calyx.

How to make fondant strawberries for cakes and cupcakes

For the fondant strawberries, roll marble-sized pieces of red-tinted fondant into fat, tapered pear shapes.

Using the thinner tapered end of a veining tool, add in some seed detailing to your strawberries by indenting small notches onto the surface.

On top of each fondant strawberry, add a dab of edible glue and attach your calyx. Lightly press each down using a medium ball tool to avoid breaking or squashing the curled leaves. Indent the center of each using a tapered star tool. Finally, paint or spritz each strawberry with some confectioner’s glaze for a lovely shine.

Step 4: Make the decorative fondant leaves

Easy fondant strawberry tutorial - perfect for mini wedding cakes

For the leaves, cut out a selection of small- and medium-sized leaves from thinly rolled olive green fondant.

Pretty strawberry individual mini wedding cake tutorial

Thin and ruffle each leaf with a ball tool and flower foam pad. Set aside on flower formers to set into more natural shapes. Once they’re ready, paint or spray each with a little confectioner’s glaze.

Step 5: Make small fondant flowers

How to make pretty fondant trawberry blossoms

To create the pretty blossoms, shape a small amount of white fondant into a rounded cone. Using your thumb and forefinger, work your way around the base by flattening it out into a hat-like shape.

Use a five-petal blossom cutter to cut out your blossom shapes.

Strawberry blossom tutorial for individual mini wedding cake favors

Thin and ruffle the petals of your blossom using a ball tool. You can then give them a little more of a natural look by curling or pinching random petals to shape them. Indent the center of each using a tapered star tool.

Add a few stamens to the centers. You can also pipe in royal icing dots or use edible pearls to add stamens to your flowers. Leave to set.

Step 6: Arrange the flowers and strawberries

Yay! Now you can arrange your lovely fondant strawberries, blossoms and leaves onto you rustic, frosted mini wedding cakes!

Make this strawberry mini wedding cake for your guests to enjoy

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3 Comments

Parekh N

This mini wedding cake looks so adorable and yummy as well, thank you for giving a detailed step by step process to make it. I would love to have something like this for my wedding. the crumb coat on the cake makes it very unique!

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Felicity and Krystle

Hi Parekh N,
Thanks for your sweet (pun fully intended) comment. We’re happy you liked the tutorial. Mini cakes are just too cute aren’t they?

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Amita

This is soooo adorable. Definitely gonna try them.

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