Post # 1
Happy Friday!…..So I am planning on faking my cake by having a stunt double stand in made of foam and deocrated like a normal cake with sheet cake in the back… and the top being real to cut and save … Have any of youdone this ( PICS PLEASE 🙂 ) and who did you have decorate your fake cake? Where did you have your sheet cake made … and if you are comfortable telling so what was your price point in doing this per person. !
Post # 2
for my first wedding we did sheet cakes from costco— they were 17.99 back 10 years ago… they are now like 19.99 which is still reasonable… we had a two tier cake from a bakery my sister loved and she paid 200 dollars for that cake but the rule for people eating that cake was–family and bridal party only…. all our guests who didnt fit that rule was served the costco cake…( i personaly would have the costco cake…the bakery cake wasnt worth that cost in my opinion..)
Post # 3
Fake cake often doesn’t end up saving you much money if there is any amount of decorative icing on the cake. It is the time that it takes to do the decorative work that costs the money, not the cake itself.
Many couples are having a simple cake, even just a one layer cake, on a a pedestal, then serving sheet cake, cookies, donuts etc.
Post # 4
julies1949: so good to know asking a bakery to decorate it is out … I was leaning towards doing it myself (i know that sounds like a bad idea but I’m usually am able to pull off those kind of things well) or recruiting a bridesmaid who decorates cakes as a hobby to do it for me …
Post # 5
Our baker is creating our fake cake. 3-tiers round, the top layer is real (so we can cut the cake), the 2nd and 3rd layer are fake. The the entire cake (including the fake parts) is covered with fondant with horizontal stripes and blush sugar flowers.
Our baker is making a second cake and boxing up wedding cake slices as favors – our dinner comes with a choice of dessert for our guests so that’s why.
Post # 6
we were going to do a fake cake, but as julies1949 said, it wasn’t really going to save us money. in my area, the pricing started around $200 for the fake cake. and then we’d still need to buy sheet cake from costco. luckily, a friend of a friend has her own little cake business, so she made our cake for $200 and it was more than enough for all 200 of our guests and it was delicious. it wasn’t anything fancy, but i wanted a simple cake anyway, so it worked out great.
Post # 7
My baker did this for us and it saved us about half the cost. The cake was $7/slice and I think we ended up paying $3.50/slice.