Post # 1
Ok…disclaimer…I LOVE THE FAKE CAKE. In fact…here is a picture of my fake cake. It wasn’t big and glamourous, it was simple and decorated modestly. The sheet cakes were decorated exactly the same. It was an italian cassatta cake (filling is like a cannoli) and everyone raved that it was hands-down the most delicious wedding cake they have ever had. The entire cake bill (fake plus sheets) was about $250 and fed 135 people. and like i said…it was delicious…
yet…you have those people who GASP at the thought of a fake cake. I’m pretty sure my photographer caught that moment when my cousin (NYE wedding) had just learned that this was a fake cake. she’s standing there with my mother and 2 aunts (all 3 are bargain shoppers).
As I went through my pics, I came across this and I think its hilarious. The gasp…the horror….THIS is a fake cake?!!?!!?!?!!
Post # 3
LOL!!! I will be having a fake cake… Because I want a huge over the top cake! And with only 50ish people at the wedding… it just didnt make sense any other way. Your cousin is really pretty btw…
Post # 4
@mudrat2:Are you saying the whole cake is fake? I don’t see a problem with it if you want a certain look for your wedding cake but your wedding guest list is much smaller.
Post # 5
LOL! I went to a wedding that had a fake cake once… Nobody knew until they didn’t cut or serve any cake. I asked a Bridesmaid or Best Man and she fessed up that the bride and groom weren’t cake people, so they just had a dummy cake made. That was a bit disappointing, to be honest. They could’ve at least sprung for some Costco sheetcakes at $17/each to serve to those of us expecting “real cake”! :-p
Post # 6
@seven12: Right???? I would have been majorly disappointed in no cake to eat at all.
Post # 7
I wish I had gone that fake cake route. Our cake was AWFUL. I’ll get over it one day but to be honest, if I had imagined our cake would suck that bad, I would have made some time to make my own damn cake.
Post # 8
@soladylike: no, the top layer is real, thats what we cut and we ate in within a few days after the wedding (it NEVER would have lasted a year, it was soooo tasty). only the 2 bottom layers were fake. the funny thing is, if we got a “real” cake, it would have been the exact same size. the savings on doing it this way was all in the labor–they didnt have to assemble the cake, worry about transport, all that jazz.
fake cake with sheets – $250
real cake (same exact size, design) – $350
I saved a hundred bucks (plus the delivery fee wasn’t as much). I honestly think the reason everyone raved about our cake was because they were sheet cakes.
Post # 10
I wish we could do fake cake. The cruiseline is handling it, and with the number of guests we’re expecting, we’re looking at a 3 tier cake for 50ish people. If it doesn’t all get eaten at the reception (and it won’t) they offere to serve it during dessert every night at dinner. We are not cake people, so there will be a lot of waste and they won’t knock out a tier.
Post # 11
I think if you compare the price of a real cake vs a fake cake you still spend quite a lot on a fake cake to me it just isnt worth it.
Post # 12
Haha, that’s awesome :). We had a 100% fake cake. Our venue has a bunch of fake cakes decorated by some guy from the Food Network Channel. They’re very pretty, but it’s not why I wanted them. It’s because they feed guests these absolutely amazing mini cakes when you get them. They were sooo good. No one really seemed to care.
It wouldn’t have bothered me if they did. After all, if you’re served amazing cake, what’s there to complain about? 😉
Here’s a picture of the pretty foam :).
Post # 13
“I think if you compare the price of a real cake vs a fake cake you still spend quite a lot on a fake cake to me it just isnt worth it.”
@bells: how do you figure? are you comparing a real, tiered cake vs ONLY having a fake tiered cake? when there are sheet cakes involved and guests are still served cake, how is $350 justified over $250? i dont understand your comment at all.
Post # 14
to defend the fake cakes….we are doing the top layer real and the other 2 layers fake. we decided this because we have a huge desert buffet that has cakes and pastries….it was cheaper this way and we won’t have a huge amount of left over cake. my FI’s cousin got married and they had a 4 tier cake with 3 tiers left over cause no one ate it. also with a fake cake, it is only costing us $180 for a 3 tier cake.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
We did a fake cake – I actually just blogged about it today!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
(Oh, we served sheet cakes to the guests, so they didn’t know.)