Tips and Tricks to Save on Your Wedding Cake
A recent article, 9 Ways to Save on Your Wedding Cake by Simone Hill says that wedding cake is one of the most important elements of your wedding and nothing can substitute it. Nevertheless, every budget has its limits, so here are some tips and tricks to save on your cake without missing this sweet detail.
Keep it simple.
The wedding cake can really be expensive with a lot of add-ons like sugar flowers, tall tiers and lots of piping. So choose a simple cake with one large stem or a spray of flowers on a single tier of the cake. You can also choose fresh flowers that are food safe and pesticide-free for your cake decoration.
Supplement with sheet cake.
Order only small cake (one- or two-tier cake) for display and cutting and then supplement with sheet cakes for your guests.
Serve Smaller Slices.
Serve only smaller slices and plate the cake with other desserts like mini-truffles or gourmet flavored marshmallows. You could also request your caterer to put the slices on a buffet or cake table instead of having a plate served at every table.
Be creative with your wedding cake display.
Usually, bakers will provide a decorated cake board you can place right on the table. Decorate the blank space around it with fine linen, add candles and flowers to add charm and elegance to the table to perfectly match your couture wedding reception dress.
Choose buttercream instead of fondant. Fondant requires extra procedures and materials, and it can be a difficult ingredient to work with, so the price is higher.
Skip the frosting
Another way to cut your budget on cake is “go naked”. Naked cakes are cheaper and actually a hot trend. Try some unique flavors and fillings, like lemon curd, or chocolate ganache with toasted almonds, so the “wow factor” is on the inside.
Choosing your wedding cake is as vital as choosing your wedding dress and other bridal bling to make your big day very special and memorable. If you need more inspiration for your wedding day, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for the latest in Fashion.