Post # 1
So today a friend of mine suggested having a fake cake at the reception..
I know, I said the same thing ‘A FAKE CAKE?? WHAT???’
He said yes, you do one real tear (the smallest one on the top) and all the other ones can be made from styrophoam and when its time to do the cake we cut the top one and then have pre cut cakes hidden from costco or walmart to save money…
It all tastes the same anyway!
Crazy right? I know, but because of the budget Im Really considering it!!
Post # 3
Not crazy at all. Lots of people do that on here and talk about it all the time.
Post # 4
I agree with mwitter….I think that’s probably more common than not.
Post # 5
It saves you a tun of money and I too think this is becoming more the norm then having an entire real cake.
Post # 6
It gets done in Korea and Japan alot, that I have seen. It’s a cost effective way of having a a ginormous elaborate cake that will look good to the public. I wouldn’t do it myself personally. Costco and Sam’s do cakes cheap as it is. Why not have them do your wedding cake? Or have them do individual tiers you can stack yourself the day off? Or do a single layer you can cut and do cupckes for the guests?
Just suggestions. Good luck 🙂
Post # 7
some of the fake cakes cost $500 plus the cost of sheet cake so in some locations it might better to just get a real cake
Costco and Sam’s
and publix – ive had that wedding cake and it was super yummy and pretty
Post # 8
I agree with eloping, it may be cheaper to actually get maybe a smaller(2 tier maybe) cake and a sheet cake.
Post # 9
I am all for saving money. Wedding cakes are ridiculously expensive. I am planning to make my own for this reason. I am planning a very simple elegant cake that will be easy to do myself and will deliver it the night before. I can make my cake for about $30.
If I wasn’t doing this I would probably go the fake cake route.
Post # 10
my sister made a 4 tier cake for our nieces birthday party for the weekend – it was gorgeous, yummy and cost about $100
Post # 11
I used to decorate wedding cakes….and this is VERY common!! Not crazy at all and way cheaper!
Post # 12
Check your pricing carefully before you make a decision.
Sometimes the “fake cakes” aren’t much cheaper than a real cake.
Most of the cost of a wedding cake is the labor for the time it takes to decorate, not the cost of the ingredients to bake the actual cake.
The fake layers take just as much time to decorate.
Some bakeries and rental places rent whole predecorated fake cakes. you supply the top layer.
These are definitely less expensive.
Post # 13
I’ve heard of a lot of people doing that. We mentioned it to one of the cake vendors we checked out, but she was going to charge us almost the same as it would still take her the time to decorate it…. she was way, way over priced anyway…. but that is a good idea if you can get the fake cake at a good price!
Post # 14
It’s actually a great idea for those trying to stick to a budget. It can also allow you to have your “dream cake”, even if you can’t eat it.
Post # 15
@Jasminelani: We’re having that!!
3 real tiers and the 4th fake…it was $200 less that way and no one is going to know
Post # 16
It’s not that uncommon but it can be just as expensive or more. If you have a very detailed design that is where the charge comes in. If you have a simplistic design for your cake (buttercream not fondant, no sugar flowers etc…) then it can be cheaper. Just make sure you price it out carefully.