Post # 1
The dessert we are serving at our wedding is an individual two-tiered mini-wedding cake for each guest.
My Fiance and and I are both thinking that if we have the mini-wedding cakes and then an actual wedding cake it will be a little excessive on the cake front! We are contemplating getting a larger (with a fake layer or two) cake made to look like the mini-wedding cakes and after the main courses are eaten that we will cut the large cake and then instead of sharing pieces of this cake, that everyone will be brought their mini-wedding cake to eat.
How does this sound? (Honest opinions – I can handle it! LOL).
Post # 3
Your idea is not much different from when brides get a mostly fake cake and then serve sheet cake to their guests, except that your "sheet cake" is fancier mini-wedding cakes. If you’ve got the budget to afford the fake cake (which I found can actually be pretty expensive), why not go for it? I would just plan to have only the smaller layer(s) be real cake on the fake cake, or else you will have a lot of extra cake that would go to waste.
Post # 4
Fake cakes are surprisingly not as affordable as you’d think. I can’t remember exactly, but when I did the research it wasn’t as cheap as I thought. Honestly, since you’re having individual mini-cakes, why not just have one small cake for you two? Something that looks like the top tier of a traditional cake, or maybe just a small two tier cake for the two of you to cut.
Post # 5
I think if you’re going to have cute little mini cakes, you should skip the big cake all togeher. That’s a lot of money to spend on cakes. Just get a smaller cake to cut if you want to or skip that and get yourself a tiny cake!
Post # 6
fake cakes cost the exact same as real cakes because styrofoam is as much money as simple eggs, flour and sugar. the money for a wedding cake is the result of the decoration.
Here’s a thought – get the baker to make you a small 8" cake similar to the min-cakes and out a fabulous topper on it. that way you’ll have the ability to ‘cut the cake’ symbolizing the start of dessert.
Post # 7
I love the minicakes. so cute. but pricey. but if you can afford it, go for it. but I agree with everyone about the bigger cake. WHat you should do is have a slightly larger version of the minicakes for you to cut, and all you need to do is put it on a pretty pedestal, I am sure you can find a smaller than normal one. I think that would be completely fantastic and unique. I think to spend the money on a fake cake just for decor purposes is unnecessary. And you could make the small cake really pretty for a lOT less money!
I had to look, and found these http://www.linensource.com/default.aspx?page=productdetails&pattern=TRU&cm_mmc=PaidSearch-_-PM-_-Googlebase-_-TRU527723&sender=external which are so adorable! I don’t know your theme, but something similar would look beautiful!
Post # 9
Thanks ladies for your thoughts!!
I think I am going to go with a smaller and fancy decorated cake for us to cut and then distribute the mini-cakes after we cut our cake. I like the idea of a nice cake stand as well to make our smaller cake stand out more.
My cousin is actually a cake decorator, so the issue of cost for the wedding cake is not as big of a deal. It was moreso that I didn’t want the guests to be overwelmed with cake! If we have a smaller two-tired cake we can at least cut it and save the top part for our anniversary and perhaps enjoy the bottom part the following day with our family.