(Closed) Did anyone do a "fake" wedding cake? (with sheet cake out the back)

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine isn’t fake, but my cake only serves half the guests, and a sheet cake will be out back to supplement it.  The cost of having a cake to feed 200 (plus the size!) wsa just ridiculous to me…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Lots of people do this now….it doesnt look fake, its decorated the exact same as a real cake.  The top layer is usually real so you can cut the cake, the guests would never know the difference, and it would be much cheaper than having a real cake.

Some bakeries even rent out fake cakes!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was going to do a fake cake. Some of them even have a “cut out” section so that you can stage the cutting of the cake.

The only reason I didn’t was we ended up shoping around and finding a bakery that would do exactly what we wanted for less than the fake ones.

The Styrofoam is normally covered in fondant so it looks identical if it was real, you’re simply not going to eat whats under that pretty covering 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My cousin told me she did this and that to cut costs I should too. I was mortified. I’m only having 50-60 guests anyway. I’d rather not have a wedding cake and do a dessert table instead but the cake is included in our venue package. This was the same girl that also yold me to get married in a church the weekend after easter sunday so that the flowers are already there and I wouldnt have to decorate for the ceremony. This was the first conversation we had after not seeing her since i was 16.  

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a 4 tear real cake but because of the amount of guest we also had two “kitchen” cakes. Kitchen cakes are different the sheet cakes, they look the exact same as the teared cake when sliced. Same thickness and what not.

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