(Closed) Did anyone have a semi/full dummy wedding cake?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 32
91 posts
Worker bee
  • 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
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
259 posts
Helper bee

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. 

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