(Closed) “Faux Gateaux”–has anyone had a FAKE CAKE?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I thought about this, but wasn’t sure how you’d “cut the cake” with your new hubby?

Another thing you should think about because you have so many people is to purchase a beautiful cake for 75-100 people (mine was $350 and was spectacular) and then have a sheet cake in the back to supplement it. That way you can have your cake and eat it too! lol

Post # 5
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

What my mom suggested I do (I didn’t, but I’ve heard of it) is having real cake, but with fake layers at the bottom. Like, a two tier cake on top of two tiers of styrofoam, but decorate it all. But then like PP said, have a sheet cake for the rest.

Post # 6
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had a four layer cake. Two of the layers were fake. 

Post # 7
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am having a fake cake and I think it is from the same bakery you are talking about.  1. the cakes there are amazing and the owner is so nice to work with. 2. I am saving several hundred dollars.  It is totally worth it.  No one can tell the difference anyways.  If the choice is between having a drier cake that is cheap and doesn’t taste that good, I would rather just pick the fake cake.

Most of the time they are cut in the back anyways.

Post # 9
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m thinking of having a couple of fake tiers.  I really want a 3-4 tier cake but with 14-20 people including us, it would be wasteful to have more than a tier or two.  So I might try half fake and half real ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We’re having a real cake because FI’s aunt is a cake baker and has offered to make ours as a gift, but I wouldn’t care in the least if a couple had a fake cake and then served sheet cake!  Or had a half fake cake like @tranquility: that cake looked beautiful. As long as what we eat is delicious, who cares about the rest. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We actually had an entirely fake cake too. Our venue gave us a small tier to cut, which we did behind the cake. Some guests could tell, others couldn’t. No one really cared, lol. 

Here’s us cutting the real cake behind the fake cake:

And here’s what guests were served: 

Post # 12
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

We were going to go with a faux cake but the ones I wanted were hella expensive lol! So we are going with a giant cupcake tower instead with cupcakes from whole foods (they are my fav)

Post # 13
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I am only having around 30 at my wedding, so I am not worried about the size of the cake! I am also baking my own wedding cake, and I am adding cupcakes too!

The idea of having fake layers is a GREAT idea because of the cost, if the guests want it that bad, they can donate…. LOL!

Post # 14
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am making a fake cake with styrofoam tiers I purchased online and making fondant from a recipe I found here. The top tier will be real. I am decorating the whole thing with pearl dusted white chocolate seashells and starfish with ribbon and royal icing/dragees for decoration and then we will have a few flavors of filled and unfilled mini cupcakes with buttercream as the main attraction.

Post # 15
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not having one but I have been to weddings that have and everyone agreed they were weird. 99 out of 100 wedding guests are bright enough to figure out that the cake being served is not the same as the display, no matter what anyone says otherwise. Not mention, it’s extra work for the baker who has to decorate 2 cakes, not just one, and extra work generally means higher prices but not in the wedding cake industry so bakers are losing money.

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