Wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes, from the traditional three tiered confection to elaborate designs that feature bridges, minature lakes and multiple sections. Like everything else, the cost of a wedding cake – be it a round three tiered beauty or a major work of art – has soared to record highs. Even a simple, traditional three tiered cake can cost a minimum of $200 to $250 dollars. Elaborate cakes can cost much, much more.
There is a solution, however, so that brides can have the wedding cake of their dreams and eat cake as well. Faux or fake wedding cakes are the answer and these cakes are becoming increasingly popular. Most fake wedding cakes have a secret compartment where an actual slice of cake can be placed for the bride and groom to share. A simple sheet cake can be bought to serve guests a slice of the special wedding cake at a much lower cost.
Unlike actual wedding cakes, fake wedding cakes are made of soft foam and are frosted with an icing like substance that is made from gum paste and fondant. Although it is similar to real cake icing (and is edible in case someone swipes a lick or two), no one can tell the difference just by looking. Fake cakes can be custom designed to suit the bride’s individual tastes and although renting cakes is a more recent idea, faux cakes have been available for sometime. Before, however, brides to be had to shell out the money to buy a fake wedding cake, something that no one would ever have another opportunity to use. By renting rather than purchasing a fake wedding cake, brides get the benefit of having a beautiful cake to show off at the wedding reception but by saving money.
Faux cakes can be rented from many bakeries and new companies, many of which are online. Or, if fake wedding cakes haven’t yet made it to the bride’s home area, many brides are renting display cakes from a local bakery for the occasion. Fake cakes can often be custom designed to match the bride’s color scheme or tastes with anything a real cake can be decorated with including pearls, flowers, and candles. A custom fake cake may cost a little more to rent than a standard rental faux cake but the savings can make a great deal of difference to wedding couples.
Switching fresh for articial is not new for brides. Today, it’s much more common to find brides carrying a silk bouquet of flowers rather than fresh flowers because of the cost. Just as silk flowers look as lovely as real flowers but cost less, a fake wedding cake can do the same.
Couples can put the savings toward their honeymoon trip or making a major purchase for their first home.
Few if any wedding guests will notice that the cake is not real and every invited guest will still enjoy delicious cake from an inexpensive sheet cake that can be cut into pieces.
Brides to be, mothers of the bride or groom, and wedding planners should consider this inexpensive option to create a dream wedding and reception with a lower cost by choosing a faux wedding cake over the real thing.
It’s one way that brides can really have their cake and eat it too!