Post # 1
I was just wondering what everyone thought about having fake tiers on a wedding cake. Our plan right now is to do a 3 tier cake but to have 2 of the layers fake, it’ll cost about $185 for this. We were told by our venue coordinator that because the buffet package that we chose, it included a rather large dessert buffet spread and in her expereince the majority of the cake got thrown away at the end of the night. Doing this also means we don’t have to pay the cake cutting fee.
So my question is would you do fake tiers on a wedding cake??
Post # 3
I always thought it was kind of silly because it seems like it would be just as cheap to decorate a cake instead of foam, but I ended up going with an entirely fake cake, and guests will be served mini cakes. It’s pretty weird, but that’s what my venue offered and the mini cakes were so freaking delicous that I couldn’t pass it up. So…yeah, I would totally do it.
Post # 4
If it actually saved money, i’d do it! But, we didn’t get charged a cake cutting fee, and fake tiers weren’t any cheaper for us, since decorating a foam tier takes as much work as decorating the real tiers.
Post # 5
I like it when they send the cake home with the guests. Which often happens when dessert is served.
Post # 6
I am going for a bunch of faux tiers! I am having 50 people and still want a statment cake! As far as the money goes.. it is working out a bit cheaper! Either way, I would rather have foam to toss than waste food! Just IMO
Post # 7
I wouldn’t mind doing fake tiers. However, I’ve only seen this paired up with sheet cakes in the kitchen. What if people see all that “cake” and want some, but you run out because there is only one real tier? But there’s definitely nothing wrong with fake tiers IMO. 🙂
Post # 8
i am doing 1 fake tier because i wanted a 4 tier cake but only needed 3 to feed my guests… so yep!! go for it!!
Post # 9
@kperry3: i forgot to mention that we arent’ actually serving the wedding cake, we are going to server it at the gift opening the next day to our wedding party and parents only
Post # 10
I thought about this, but in our area I couldn’t find fake tiers for anyless than real ones, so I just got the cake.
Post # 11
my brother is a celebrity pastry chef and he is ofcourse doing my cake for our wedding in oct and we are doing the fake cake and he is going to do flat sheets to cut up and serve