Saving on Wedding Cakes without Sacrificing Style

Traditionally wedding cakes have been white, round, tiered or stacked and pretty tasteless. The trend in cake design, textures, and flavors...anything goes! 

Saving money on wedding cakes, whether traditional or trendy can be done...

Pick your pastry..

White, yellow, chocolate, German chocolate, and carrot, is always good for a more traditional design. Make your layers different flavors!

What's your favorite dessert? Make a cake out of; Rice Krispie Treats, Cream Puffs (store bought at Costco or Sam's Club, if you don't bake) drizzled in caramel, Cake Pops, Cupcakes, Macaroons, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and even Pie!  

Cupcakes, donuts, or cream puffs, displayed in round tiers like a cake are very popular as well as cheap and practical. Add a small cake for the bride and groom to cut on the top tier, another big money saver!

Get Inspired, Decorate..

  • Get inspiration from your dress. Is it adorned with sequins, pearls, ruffles, buttons, and ribbon? Pick an element of the dress design and go for it, even if you're making the cake yourself, you can do it! 
  • You might also find inspiration at a toy store, in china patterns, from your favorite candies, or architectural design. Geometric patterns are trending in wedding design; use the patterns and designs throughout the theme of your wedding. 
  • Visit bakeries (go to a few cake tastings), peruse bridal magazines, and visit sites like Pinterest.
  • Fresh fruit is yummy, beautiful, and a healthy addition to any cake. Looks great on a simple frosted cake, and even a naked cake..yes, we said naked cake (recipes online)! It can be decorated as simply or elegantly as you like! Also, a great idea if you're not loving the idea of sweet fondant or frosting on your cake.
  • Fresh flowers..another simple, inexpensive decoration! Just make sure that the flowers you use are edible. You can also find adorable marzipan flowers on sites like Etsy very reasonably priced.
  • Don't forget the figurines and monogrammed cake toppers. Monogrammed designs are seen everywhere, in jewelry, clothes, and yes, even on top of cakes! They make a nice keepsake long after the cake is gone. Before you buy at your local bridal supply store, check out the web...many great deals are out there! More great ideas here-Cake Toppers.

Remember..

Fancy wedding cakes from the bakery can be expensive, anywhere from three dollars to fifteen dollars a slice plus other charges like delivery, etc. If an expensive bakery cake isn't in your budget, bake it yourself, or ask a baker in your circle of friends and family to make you one..great wedding gift idea!

Some brides display their cakes on the buffet table. In our opinion, whether it's a plain cake or an elaborate five-tier designer's masterpiece, the cake should stand alone on their own table for all to admire.

Your cake is the centerpiece of the reception. It is a scrumptious dessert as well as part of a tradition...the beautiful or messy cutting-of-the-cake. Get inspired and create the cake of your dreams!

Simple, inexpensive cakes can be very elegant, and we've got more great ideas for you to have a marvelous confection, that will long be remembered after the last bite is gone!

Read on for delicious ways to save on wedding cakes. 



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