(Closed) Fake the Cake?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Unless they are pitching in money to pay for a real cake, I wouldn’t worry about what they think. Do what makes you happy. 🙂

 

-Laura 

Post # 18
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183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Wow, I had no idea some people were so against fake cakes. We’ll be having a fake cake at our wedding (well, 1 real layer for cutting) and I love the idea. I totally agree with Maren that it’s great for summer weddings and the buttercream tastes way better than fondant. Also, you don’t have to worry as much about them dropping a heavy 3 or 4 tiered cake because you have sheet cakes which transport well and the fake is light.

Post # 19
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10 posts
Newbee

My friend actually had a fake cake at her wedding. It wasn’t planned. Very last minute that her venue pulled together because her cake never showed up.

Bakery was closed. There was no way to contact bakery, thus reception site went out and found a store display cake and bought a ton of sheet cake.

All in all no one knew.

I really like this site for fake cakes. The cakes have a compartment to hide a real slice of cake.

http://www.cakerental.com/about_us.html

 

But all in all, everything is up to you.

Post # 20
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

I think a fake cake is completely tacky. 

Why make your guests think they are getting a piece of the "cake" on display then pull a fast one and feed them the sheet cake in the back?  I think you can make a lovely small cake if you need to save on money, guests will realize they are not necessarily getting a peice of it, and have sheet cake or whatever in the back.  I don’t see the point in having a huge fake cake sitting around.  That’s just me.

Post # 22
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think faux cakes are a great way to save money.  Another option you might want to consider is having one or two layers of real cake (so you can cut it) and the other ones faux.  Or you could do a smaller cake and supplement with sheet cake (this is what we will be doing because feeding 250 people cake at $3.50+ a slice is rediculous).  Do what you are comfortable with- either way, your guests probably won’t notice

Post # 23
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1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m going the fake cake route.  I know several people here have mentioned that it’s not necessarily cheaper, but it depends on your baker.  Our baker is charging us the price she charges for sheet cakes for things like birthday parties, rather than the wedding mark up.  We’re getting a fake cake and two sheet cakes to serve 150 guests for $300.  In DC.  The second cheapest bid I got was going to be $900. 

It’s the only option for us for another reason: we have an outdoor ceremony in summer.  Our baker was quite concerned that the cake would melt and the tiers would all slide apart. 

@Aerika, I don’t think it’s it’s an issue of being deceitful.  And I don’t think it matters.  People think they are getting a slice of cake and they are getting a slice of cake.  One that hasn’t been frozen and baked in enough time for it to be perfectly decorated.

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