Two Tier Wedding Cake Ideas

Not every wedding requires a huge cake. For intimate occasions or for the couple looking to save on wedding costs, a two-tier cake has just as much potential to be an elegant and coveted confection. This classic white creation features delicate pearl-dotted layers. Gold buttercream is thinly piped around the top and bottom edges of each tier. Beautiful white roses are strategically placed around the layers and on the top for a lovely floral finish.

Two Tier Wedding Cake

via Coco Tran

Don't fear a black wedding cake. This design features black buttercream frosting and striped ribbon around each layer. Striking white anemones and assorted greenery complete the look with a contrast between artistic and natural.

Two Tier Wedding Cake

via Clayton Austin

If you're not a fan of fondant, you can still have lots of color on your cake with the help of tinted buttercream. This lilac-colored dessert has two layers covered in swirled purple frosting. An assortment of colorful flowers adorn the top and side for a colorful compilation.

wedding cake

via Ann Kathrin Koch

Two tier cakes can even have notable height. This cake has a base layer that is noticeably taller than most cake tiers. Sitting on a gold cake stand, this white fondant-covered layer has gold-dusted fondant flowers and leaves suspended down the side. The bride and groom can save the smaller top-tier with its simple gold band and small white, blush and gold flower topper.

wedding cake

via JoPhoto

This is a modern and simple cake concept. It has two white tiers. The bottom is wrapped with a light gray patterned design while the top is simply anchored with a deep red mum and accompanying green flower.

wedding cake

via Daniel Cruz

This cool cake gets personal. It has two white tiers with cut out-dark gray fondant bands around each layer. The cake is topped with a large purple flower and golden B on the front of the cake.

wedding cake

via Onelove Photography

Instead of getting creative with fondant, this cake stylist did handiwork with icing. Two tiers of dark coral are made magnificent with an intricate white design on the bottom and small pearl piping around the top. A large white flower adds a soft touch.

Two Tier Wedding Cake

via Charla Storey Photography

Several delicate layers of colorful fondant make up the interesting and unique base to this cake. The fluttery design of pink and white is tied together with a beautiful white garden rose on the side and a simple white tier on top.

wedding cake

via Caroline Yoon Fine Art Photography

Small cakes serve many purposes. If a petite and sweet dessert is in the plans for your big day, you can still savor style in just the right size.