(Closed) Faux/Rented Cakes: Are the savings real? Or as fake as the cake?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well I am in Minneapolis and our cake is going to cost us 450.00 so you may just want to check prices in your area for real cake. We are having a 3 tier with sheet cake.  I would check bakeries around your area before you do fake

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Oooh let me know where you are getting married! I can probably help you find a better deal on a cake.

We looked at the Harding Allen Estate in Barre which I looove. It is a super fancy elegant venue but it offers a fake cake. It was just so odd to me.

Another option you could do is to have a smaller display cake and also serve from a sheet cake from the back. Or do cupcakes.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I thought the same thing when I heard the price of a fake cake.  It really dosn’t seem worth it.  I mean why wedding cakes get so expensive is becasue of detailing, that’s the part that takes the longest and needs to be done by hand so you need to pay for that anyway.  The cake part you need to pay for anyway since you want to serve sheet cake, so why not just get a real cake?  IMO I don’t see the difference in price.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I didn’t even know you could rent a cake, but I’m sure you can get a better deal on real cake. Have you thought about having a real sweetheart cake and then serving the sheet cake?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Idk how many guests you are having but 700 is very high.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We paid $350 for a 4 tier cake with two different flavors, multiple different fillings, plus added ribbon and pearls from one of the most expensive and well-known bakeries in my city.  This cake fed about 165 people (I don’t remember the exact number but it was close to this).

So basically – your fake cake which provides no food will cost more than a real cake in my city to feed your whole wedding.  I highly doubt your city costs that much more than mine that this fake cake would save you any money.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our rental fee was $175 and the sheet cakes cost us #525 and it served 350 people. It turned out amazing and nobody knew the difference between real and fake!

 

http://www.iowarentacake.com/

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