Post # 32
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Our cake was a stunt cake with sheet cake for the guests. Our cake had three tears, with the bottom two out of styrofoam. Everything looked beautiful and worked out perfectly!
Post # 33
fake cake no thanks but thats just me I LOVE CAKE! and anything sugar! I want a candy bar alongside the cake! and im only having 40-50 guest but I will be having boxes so they can take home sweets!
Post # 34
I ended up having one and I don’t care what anyone says lol it was WORTH every penny of the $150 dollars I spent!
My cake maker does it out of her own home, and I bought the styrofoam tiers for her to cover, 12″, 10″ and 6″ (the 8″ was the real tier of cake) The styrofoam tiers probably costs me about $25 total? I also bought the lace that goes around each tier so that was about $10-ish. And she charged me 110 for everything including 5 little beautiful intricate gumpaste magnolia flowers too!
Here’s a picture now:
Post # 35
Mine saved me about 50%. The top layer was real, so we were able to cut into it and had sheet cakes to serve in the back. No one really noticed.
Post # 36
I just found out over the weekend that a friend of mine used a dummy cake at her wedding – I had NO clue until she told me. She said she bought it online for $50, and the bottom had a small area where real cake could be put in so that’s where they cut, and then they had a baker make them a matching top layer for them to save. They just did the ceremonial cut, the cake was wheeled away, and the kitchen cut sheet cakes.
I don’t think anyone knew unless she told them. I would have never guessed.
Post # 37
My cake is 3 layers with the bottom two being styrofoam. I had a small cake budget but still wanted the look of a larger cake so this was the way to go.
We are not going to serve any cake however as we have an ice cream/sorbet bar and a candy/dessert bar.
Post # 38
We had a 5 tier cake, the top tier is real, all the other tiers are split into two layers, dummy and real.. it cost around a full price of a real 3-layer cake.
Post # 39
I think it’s a great idea. I would probably do 2 real layers, and 2 fake layers, and split the 2 real layers into two different types of cake so you get 4 flavours in 2 tiers.