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How To Make HUGE Savings on your Wedding Cake

cheap wedding cake ideas

cheap wedding cake ideas
As brides, we desire a positive response to our wedding cake. We want people to congregate around it and admire the work of art that represents a couple's new union. We fantasize about hearing those "oohs" and "ahs," as well as the conversations about the décor, colors, and cake height. The perfect wedding cake should take your guests' breath away and make them salivate at the prospect of biting into it.

Reduced guest count equals a smaller cake at a lower cost.

One of the most critical factors to consider when choosing a cake is the number of guests you intend to serve. For instance, if your cake costs $1.50 per slice and your guest list totals 300, your cake will cost $450 without decorations. One way to save money is to keep the guest list as small as possible.

The more intricate the details of your cake decoration, the more expensive it will be.

If you want a four-tiered cake with a lace-like pattern, keep in mind that the pattern must be created manually, which can take several hours. Certain patterns, piping, or intricate frosting designs can take considerable time and effort. Bear in mind that this labor increases your cost. Therefore, if you're on a budget, keep the decorations simple.

Fresh flowers on a cake always help to keep the cost down.

As brides, we are completely smitten with the edible and stunning gum paste flowers. They look and feel exactly like the real thing, down to the smallest detail. These exquisite details come at a cost. If you opt for fresh flowers instead of artificial flowers, your décor can be just as stunning without the exorbitant costs.

cheap wedding cake ideasRibbons make it simple to incorporate your wedding colors into the design of your wedding cake.

This enables you to enhance the appearance of your cake without increasing the price. Due to my simplistic tastes, I adore the idea of wrapping the cake in a thick, beautiful ribbon and pinning it with pearl pins. This is a very straightforward method of cake decoration, and the pearl adds an air of sophistication. Again, substituting ribbons for icing as a decoration option can result in an affordable wedding cake.

Make your way to the supermarket.

Numerous supermarkets will work with you to coordinate your colors and decorations. They'll even arrange for cake tastings with you, and some even offer faux layers!

Create a fake cake.

Many brides do it to avoid the expense of a beautiful wedding cake. In the back, they'll have a fake cake and a sheet cake cut up for the guests. This is an excellent option for brides on a budget. Faux cakes are possible for bakers because many of their store displays are fake cakes. This is not something that a baker will likely offer, but you can always inquire. You can have it so that only a portion of the cake is fake if you want. This way, you can still have the cake-cutting experience.

Maintain a simple flavor profile.
Some bakers will raise the price depending on the flavor you select or if you select more than one flavor, so keep this in mind. Again, you must ask yourself if your guest will have a bad night simply because the cake was yellow. I've never been to a wedding and been sorely disappointed by the flavor of the cake.

Simple shapes cost less money - round cakes are the most affordable and easiest to decorate.

Wedding cakes are works of art, and an increasing number of bakers see themselves as artists pushing the boundaries and creating wonderful edible masterpieces. So, if you want a difficult-to-ice or decorate cake shape, you'll have to pay for it yourself.

Baker's Questionnaire

  • How much do your wedding cakes cost?
  • Is it possible to customize a wedding cake, or do you only work with certain styles?
  • What are the different cake flavors and fillings you offer?
  • What kind of icing do you make? Fondant? What about butter cream?
  • Is there anything extra that isn't included in the base price?
  • Is the top tier included in the listed price?
  • How far ahead of time will my cake be made?
  • Who will actually be baking my cake?
  • Is there a cake-cutting fee?
  • How will the cake be delivered?
  • The perfect wedding cake should take your guests' breath away and make them eager to bite into it.

What would be your ideal cake?

Thinking about your personality and what you like is a great way to figure out what you want in your cake. Do you enjoy grandiose and theatrical events? If this is the case, you may prefer a tall cake with a lot of decoration. Are you planning a small wedding reception with a few close friends and family and believe that a large cake for 200 people is excessive?

What is the theme of your wedding?

Another good way to decide on the type of cake you want is to consider the theme of your wedding. Consider the motifs that will be used throughout the wedding; the cake should reflect this as well, as it will be a focal point at the reception. Should you really get the grand cake with tons of flowers flowing from it if you're having an urban sophistication theme? Perhaps not, but a cake of this size could be ideal for a garden theme. So, once you've decided on a wedding theme, your cake will take shape (no pun intended).

How to Choose a Cake Maker

Look around.

I believe it is appropriate to visit with at least three bakers. You want to be able to shop around for the best deals available. So, don't be so quick to book the first person you speak with. Attend a meeting with them. Visit their websites.


Request references. I had planned to meet and book with a specific wedding baker because their prices were ideal. I always check with the Better Business Bureau when conducting research for my clients. And in this case, I discovered that there were two negative complaints about this vendor's product and delivery. RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEAR

Tell the baker your budget right away.

That way, everyone knows what they're up against. You can sit and taste all the cakes you want only to discover that they are way out of your price range. Knowing your budget ahead of time allows you and the baker to find something within your price range, saving everyone time.

Everything must be in writing.

When speaking with the baker, double-check that everything is in the contract. If you want the delivery at a specific time and the baker agrees, include it in the contract.

This can also include who bakes and decorates your wedding cake. Check that it includes all pricing and what happens if you cancel. The contract should include all pertinent information.

This way, there will be no confusion on your wedding day, reducing unnecessary stress. It's also a good idea to go over the contract with the baker a few days to a week before the wedding to ensure that everything you want is covered. Good luck with your cake hunt!


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