(Closed) Wedding cake – please share your ideas!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Wannabee

I have heard of putting in a “fake” layer to enlarge the cake. I think it’s basically like cardboard that is covered in frosting to look like cake, but is not. That way you wouldn’t have to waste it!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

Do a foam layer or two! Way cheaper than paying for more cake, but you can still get the look you want. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

My cake was supposed to be two tiers because we only had 55 guests. However, my cake baker made a mistake, and we ended up with three tiers. Long story short…she was remembering the initial plan when she went to bake the cake, not the revised plan when we got our smaller-than-expected guest count. On the plus side, she ended up not charging us for the third layer because it was her mistake! 🙂 Anyway, because our cake was relatively simple, I think it would’ve looked just as lovely with two tiers. I don’t have professional pictures back yet, but here’s a guest picture:

And here’s our inspiration (we asked not to have the burlap ribbons, but she did very closely replicate the details):

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Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Fake layers don’t really save you much money unless you have an absolutely plain icing/frosting.  Much of the cost of wedding cake is the labor to do the frosting, not the cake itself.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

The fake layers are called ‘dummy cakes’. They’re usually styrofoam rounds. If you’re having a relatively simple design it shouldn’t be too expensive 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

If you google “one-tier wedding cake” you will see some really pretty ones! They are mostly pretty tall and on a fancy cake stand so would still make pretty photos while being much cheaper.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

You could get some little containers so people could take home a slice or two after the party, if that helps you fret less about cake going to waste. It would be sad for cake to go to waste! But I would totally take some home after a wedding and eat it for breakfast the next day.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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txbee17 :  We did a DIY cake for 65 guests, the most expensive part was the cake stand ($60CAN and we also used it for our shower too)!

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Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

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txbee17 :  Yeah, with 25 guests, you could probably just do one layer and then maybe have 2 styrofoam dummy layers. Or you could just keep it simple and do one layer. Here are some really pretty ones!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

You can do two tier and save the top layer in your freezer for your anniversary! 😊

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