9 Simple Wedding Cakes With Just One Layer

by Jamie Miles
simple white orange cake | Michael Segal Photography | blog.theknot.com
photo by Michael Segal Photography

Bigger is not always better and these wedding cakes are proof! A single-layer wedding cake can make just as large of an impact at your reception, especially when you add a creative cake topper like glittery hearts or fresh flowers. One tip to pulling off the simple single-layer wedding cake: Create a cake and wedding dessert table that showcases a few different flavors and fillings and get creative with the presentation. Pretty cake stands in the same color palette with different textures (like porcelain and milk glass) would translate nicely for a vintage wedding. Or create a very streamlined and modern style using all matching cake stands in different heights. Finish off the table with a fun colorful backdrop or even a wedding banner that reads, “Eat Cake And Be Married" or simply “I Do."

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pink and red rose wedding cake | Tim Sparrow Studio | blog.theknot.com
photo by Tim Sparrow Studio

Tim Sparrow Studio

From the album: A Governor John Langdon House Wedding in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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photo by Emily Steffen

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pink and red rose wedding cake | Tim Sparrow Studio | blog.theknot.com
photo by Tim Sparrow Studio

Emily Steffen

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photo by Katelyn Alsop

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pink and red rose wedding cake | Tim Sparrow Studio | blog.theknot.com
photo by Tim Sparrow Studio

Katelyn Alsop

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photo by Jasmine Star Photography

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simple fig wedding cake | Jasmine Star Photography | blog.theknot.com
photo by Jasmine Star Photography

Jasmine Star Photography

From the album: A Kunde Family Estate Wedding in Kenwood, California

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photo by Mike Larson

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pink and red rose wedding cake | Tim Sparrow Studio | blog.theknot.com
photo by Tim Sparrow Studio

Mike Larson

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photo by Sarah McKenzie

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pink and red rose wedding cake | Tim Sparrow Studio | blog.theknot.com
photo by Tim Sparrow Studio

Sarah McKenzie

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photo by Jessica Frey

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pink and red rose wedding cake | Tim Sparrow Studio | blog.theknot.com
photo by Tim Sparrow Studio

Jessica Frey

From the album: A Duchman Family Winery Wedding in Driftwood, Texas

Michael Segal Photography
photo by Michael Segal Photography

Michael Segal Photography

From the album: A Lavish, Outdoor Wedding in La Quinta, California

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pink and red rose wedding cake | Tim Sparrow Studio | blog.theknot.com
photo by Tim Sparrow Studio

The Rad Photographer

From the album: A Gervasi Vineyard Wedding in Canton, Ohio

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