If the traditional 3-tier wedding cake isn’t far up on the list of conventions to keep on the big day, be bold and break the mould! – with a new found love for the single-tier showstopper!

Some of the absolute best bakers and confectioners in the industry have worked to push the boundaries of modern cake design to accommodate the smaller wedding, couples wanting desert or cake tables and not allowing the limitations of tradition dictate the style and structure of the perfect wedding cake…


Do any of these one tier wonders take your fancy? Are you inspired to design your very own?!


Navyblur and Flutterby Bakery
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If a single tier wasn’t enough to curb expectations, this designer went totally outside of the realms of a traditional circular cake to replace with this totally bespoke sand castle cake! How authentic does this look?! (We’re hoping not decorated in sand though!)




We love to eat food in miniature have you noticed?! Brides and Groom’s are continuing to share with us their wedding pics with a one tier cake tower that sits on top of a cascading array of mini or cup cakes! This way you can do the traditional cutting of the cake or replicate saving what would have been your top tier which is tradition to keep for your first anniversary!




When open to thinking outside the box with your cake, you can really stamp your style and personality as couple. Your wedding day should be all about you as a couple and not restricted to what your cake baker has made previously! We say, give them a challenge!


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It may not be the biggest, but if a small wedding in terms of numbers is on the cards for you, there are other ways that you can surprise your guests and make your cake personal!

The inside of this cake has got us totally in love with the idea! Subtle but so impressive -plus what an unexpected cake to have in your wedding photos!




You’ve probably guessed by the ornate signature chocolate work, glittery heart and name piped sash who fashioned this bold chocoholics dream cake! We think this looks work perfectly for a bride with a rock and roll or vintage edge and doesn’t shy away from bold colours. If we were to ask for a cake with attitude – we’d pick this one! Could a Choccywoccydoodah cake be the one for you?!




A sprinkle cake could be the perfect finishing touch to a bright and bold wedding theme. Slightly playful, without being garish, this would also be a great addition to a cake or dessert table.




Perhaps there are particular flavours that you and your hubby LOVE which we think is a good enough reason to create a masterpiece just for those! Speak to your cake baking connoisseur who will be able to advise you on how these can be incorporated into the style and look of the finished masterpiece!