(Closed) Single tier wedding cake

posted 12 years ago in Food
Post # 3
20 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Love,i don’t think it’s tacky at all! Maybe ur in-laws wld not want to appear stingy (elders hv this idea)? I’m fine with a single layered cake so long as it is tasty!

Bt if they insist & want to pay for a taller,bigger cake…let them. 😉

Post # 4
97 posts
Worker bee

I was going to have a sheet cake until my Future Father-In-Law said he would take care of the cake amongst lots of other things. He gave me a $500 cake budget, but I think that is far too much. I think $300 is more than enough. If the in-laws offer to pay, GO FOR IT! And if you decide not too, it will be just fine! And if the inlaws do pay for a cake, see if the restaurant has cookies or something to go with.

Post # 5
3358 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Um I never knew that the amount of tiers of a cake said anything about the couple or the wedding.  I always just thought it should correspond to how many people need to be served.  If you want the single layer, and there will be enough dessert for all your guests, than go for it.  We are having a dessert buffet so we are also having a small single tier cake because we know most people will want the other varius desserts being offered. You’re in laws are crazy!

Post # 6
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

If your inlaws just want to have the look of a tiered cake and don’t care if anyone eats it, why don’t you get a styrofoam cake (and have it decorated) with one real layer to cut?  Then you can serve people the mousse cake, but still make your inlaws happy.  

Post # 7
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with AutomneMariee- you can do a fake cake with 1 real layer for cutting (just don’t forget which layer is real and accidentally cut into Styrofoam!).There are a few tutorials here on WB, and also elsewhere on the web. Way cheaper this way then buying a cake no one will eat!


But I also think a single layer cake is fine! We’re having 1 single layer cake, a bunch of pies, cupcakes, and cookies. As long as everyone gets dessert, it doesn’t matter how tall the cake is! And the problem with bringing in a tall cake no one will eat- Most venues will Not let you take it home afterward! I have heard horror stories of brides watching the caterers dump an almost whole cake into the trash! Yikes! What a waste of time, money, and delicious cake!

Post # 9
5113 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Don’t listent to them!  Your idea is great.  They seem to just have certain ideas about weddings and have never heard of not having a giant wedding cake at a wedding before.  Having a small, single-tier cake to cut from is a great way to save money, and I’m sure everyone will love the choco mousse cake.

Post # 10
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What if you have youe 10″ cake be a 3-layer cake so that it’s just a bit taller than a “normal” tier and then it will appear to everyone else as though you did it on purpose for looks rather than price?!  Having one tall tier is so super chic!!

Post # 12
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2007 - Organic farm an hour from San Francisco

I had only one tier wedding cakes!  I’m all for one tier!

Post # 13
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

You don’t have to use fondant to have fake layers on your cake (I’m with you, I am anti-fondant!).  You can put any frosting you want over the styrofoam and the layers will all look the same.

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