Are you in need of a sweet treat? Today we have 33 delicious two-tier wedding cakes to satisfy your craving – and a little surprise at the end!
The number of tiers you choose for your wedding cake will be dependant on a number of factors. How many guests you are having and how you imagine it will look will be the most important influences. Two tier cakes are impactful, aren’t wasteful and make a beautiful display. From incredibly show-stopping to minimal and paired back, we’re sharing these beautiful creations from our highly reviewed cake suppliers – they’ve even shared their top wedding cake tips – Enjoy!
The Cake Specialist, Castlebar
Lee’s tips and advice:
Remember it’s important to choose a cake that’s compatible with the style of the your wedding venue. I like to advise my couples that the cake knife and server are so essential and can be a special keepsake and memory of your wedding.
On Flavours – They are all so delicious and decadent with so many to choose from.
High end choices include delicate sugar peonies or roses and intricate sugarpaste, handmade flowers are a truly beautiful choice. Whilst fresh fruit, berries and flowers to match your bouquet are also perfect options.
On your Wedding Day you should make the first cut in your cake in the lowest cake, as the top tier is usually wrapped and kept for your first anniversary or christening of your first baby. I always encourage my couples to have fun with your wedding cake and choose something that just sets your heart on fire. Its is an important day so why not!
Empire Bespoke Cakes, Dublin
Noeleen’s top tips:
I love to play with textures on cakes, the possibilities are endless. We now offer a new service for couples who choose sugar flowers for their cake. We take them back after the wedding and frame them as a special memento of the day.
GBC Cakes, Navan
Give your wedding cake the WOW factor with a unique design bespoke to your wedding day style and colours.
Janeys Cakery, North County Dublin
I encourage couples to think outside the box and have some fun with their cake. The colourful cake with fondant marbling, delicate edible lace and bird toppers was designed by a couple themselves and was very personal to them. I enjoyed working with them to create a unique cake for them.
My most recent two tier is the one with the clear light up acrylic tier in the centre. This added even more of a wow factor with visual effects to a two tier cake and was a great talking point at the wedding.
Lisa Celebration Cakes, Carlow
Our cakes are homebaked to order to ensure freshness. Each bespoke cake is custom designed to your unique style.
Miscellany Cakes, Portlaoise
Sarah’s beautiful selection of two tier cakes:
An elegant white fondant finish with handmade sugar roses and foliage.
Hand painted watercolours with wafer paper flower.
Blush and rose gold embossed to flowers.
Scalloped buttercream ridges with beautiful fresh roses.
Pearly Cakes, Blanchardstown
This art deco cake got the best view in the stunning Powerscourt House & Gardens. It’s a two tier sponge cake, finished with fondant and adorned with satin pearl rice paper sails and white macarons. Flecks of edible gold leaf added a warm golden glow and a touch elegance to this wedding cake masterpiece.
Ruairi’s Kitchen, Cork City
I typically recommend a two tier cake for smaller weddings so weddings of 50-100 people. Two tier cakes look more visually appealing than one extra large bottom tier so an 8inch/6inch two tier looks better than a 10inch cake and will feed roughly the same. Pricing varies depending on design, semi naked being the most cost effective, then buttercream and followed by fondant.
Ta Dah Cake Design, Navan
I create bespoke, handmade, custom designed, elegant wedding cakes and cupcakes. Having a number of years experience I take pride in providing beautiful cakes, finished to the highest standard and available in a variety of delicious flavours.
If sweet cakes aren’t your thing, how about a fabulous cheese cake? The only problem is you definitely can’t stick to only two tiers! The more, the merrier when it comes to our cheese consumption! Check out these two fab local suppliers…
The Wild Grazer, Kilkenny
The Wild Grazer Top Tips for a ‘Wow Factor’ Wedding Cake:
Choose a minimum of four tiers and ensure you choose cheeses with different flavour profiles, e.g. hard cheeses, soft cheeses and cheeses made from cow, goat or sheep milk. Use cheeses that have different textures, colours and heights to create that wow factor visual. I always recommend adding Cashel Blue to your cake as it ticks all these boxes and is an incredible Irish cheese too! Add flowers and foliage to both the cake and cake table. Adding vases of flowers beside the cake adds depth and height to the overall visual of the display. (Photo credit: Eliza Czuba)
Cheese and Chutney, Ratoath
Our tips would be to keep the cake simple, let the cheese speak for itself, incorporate the flowers you are using & once cut add your grapes, garnishes etc. We also recommend cutting the cake early and adding the cheese to your canapes!