(Closed) Small Wedding Cakes

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@WhiteWedding:  what if one layer is fake? I am having a small cake, but no pics yet!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hearing that your FI’s gma wanted to pay for the cake and set aside money and passed away literally brought tears to my eyes.  Maybe I’m just overly emotional, but I just think that is the sweetest thing and I’m very sad and sorry that she passed.

I don’t have a cake, but here are some cakes I’ve seen that I think are gorgeous and would look just as beautiful with only 2 tiers (which I’m assuming you need 2-3 tiers to feed 50 people, plus you always save the top tier anyway, right?):

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m sorry to hear about your FI’s grandma. Have you considered looking into a 2-tier wedding cake instead? If you are having less then 50 wedding guests a cake that feeds 90 people will be way too much cake.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@WhiteWedding:  foam layers are super cheap! It would likely cut a ton off your cost.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So sorry to hear about your FI’s grandma. What a sweet gesture from her to make your cake. My condolences to you and your FI. I agree with the previous poster, ask the baker for the cost if one or more layers of the cake were to be a faux or fake layer. I read in several bridal magazines, that many brides do this to save on the cost of their cake and still get the “look” they want.

I had 53 people at my wedding, and we had a three layer cake (in our case all layers were real), not sure if this would be considered “small” by your definition? It was large enough to feed the number of guests we had. Here’s a guest pic taken of my cake:

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We didn’t want a traditional wedding cake to begin with. We had seven small cakes made (including my special Cupcake cake, which was the one we used for cutting) – each an entirely different flavor! – and we got so many compliments on them. They were just darling, and our guests loved getting to try multiple flavors (and no one got stuck with a flavor they didn’t like!).

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Here was mine:

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

foam layers are super cheap! It would likely cut a ton off your cost.  I disagree with PP who said this- while foam might be a few $ cheaper than cake ingredients, the overall cake (foam layers or not) still has to be covered in buttercream/fondant and decorated, which is where most of the expense comes with wedding cakes.

KristenGotMarried did several single cakes, check out her recaps.  It looked very cool.

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