(Closed) Cake

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
Member
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I looked in to doing this to save money, but the price for the cake is the decorations.. So in the end it really isn’t that much cheaper, if at all. 

I think it is a great idea if you can get it done cost effectively. I would probably do a small section of the bottom layer that is real though (you generally don’t cut into the top layer). And then the staff will take it to the back to cut. Guests will never know!

Post # 3
Hostess
9628 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Not sure what the point is… I don’t think it will save on that much money as the fake bottom will still need to be decorated

Post # 5
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3586 posts
Sugar bee

dee424:  only if it actually saves  you money but like mentioned by the time you pay for materials for the fake cake and the extra sheet cakes it will probably not be worth it.

Post # 6
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665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

dee424:  I got quotes from 4 or 5 different places. They all told me it would cost the same. Yea so there was really no point. You can call around and get prices!

Post # 7
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2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If I were you I would just do a one tier cake and use that for cake cutting than having additional sheet cake in the back for the other guest or cup cakes for the guest.

Post # 8
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

This part was the nightmare for me. The bakeries around here charge so much and they offered to do a ready and 90% fake cake but there was almost no price difference. Its the decorations that kill it.

Post # 9
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1983 posts
Buzzing bee

That’s what we were going to do. Then my friend who was making our cake said she couldn’t justify just making us a cutting cake and made the whole thing real. we used the sheet cakes for my brother’s open house a couple months later. We just froze them and they were as good as new.

Post # 10
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393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

dee424:  You can order ‘fake’ cakes online with only one slice being real. They are about $200-300. Then you can have someone wheel it to the back to cut and have them really cut the sheet cake. …just an idea.

Post # 12
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533 posts
Busy bee

We are going to a small bakery that specializes in quincinaera cakes. They use a buttercream style frosting. The cakes are beautiful, fresh and tasty. The price difference is amazing.

A friend did a small wedding cake and had individual cakes on each table. (She saved on cake and decorations.)

Post # 13
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1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am doing this but I am diying the fake cake and having the sheets and top layer made … I’m in the middle of getting it together now I will post when I finish (whenever that is) 

Post # 14
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1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is almost what we did! We had “our” wedding cake (two real tiers) and had two sheet cakes for the guests.  Everyone thought it was a wonderful idea!

Post # 15
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2257 posts
Buzzing bee

dee424:  Don’t even bother with the fake bottom. Just have a cute little topper, or 2 tiered cake that’s mall, and do sheet cakes. No one’s going to be judging you for that.

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