Weddings are never cheap, so we don’t blame you for wanting to save some money where you can. Labour contributes significantly to the cost of a wedding cake, particularly when there are tricky elements which take a lot of time. With these hot tips, you can save money on your wedding cake and still get an impressive result.
Looking to add a bit of height and wow factor to your wedding cake, but worried about the cost? We’re letting you in on a secret – not every layer of your cake needs to be edible! Dummy tiers are made from styrofoam, and can be iced the same as the cake layers. You’ve probably seen these in the display windows of local bakeries and wondered how on earth the cakes can last so long. The great thing about dummy tiers is that they are cheap, effective and enable you to create a grand looking wedding cake on a budget. Your guests will be none the wiser – so consider dummy tiers as an option to save money on your wedding cake.
Small cutting cake with a slab cake in the kitchen
This is an excellent and very popular way to save money on your wedding cake. Rather than spend big money on a large multi-tiered wedding cake, you can have a small cutting cake on display and a simple slab cake in the kitchen. A few guests will be served by the cutting cake, whilst the caterers will prepare the slab cake for remaining guests. Both cakes will be the same flavour and quality – so no one misses out, it simply means extra cash for the honeymoon!
Get creative & decorate it yourself
Elaborate decoration can take a lot of time and the bill can add up fast. If you want to save some money on your wedding cake, you could consider ordering a plain iced cake and decorating it yourself. YouTube and Pinterest are full of inspiration for DIY cake decoration, but you can also use your own creative flair.
You could also have your florist decorate the cake with simple fresh or silk flowers. These are much cheaper than iced or sugar flowers and give your cake a refined natural charm.
Cake toppers are cheap, readily available, and are the perfect finishing touch. There is a cake topper to suit everyone, and eBay has thousands of options starting from just $1 each. You could go for the classic bride and groom cake topper, or opt for something like the “Just Married” cake topper. Why not order a bunch and see which ones you like best?
If you’re a little bit crafty, you could even make your own. There are many tutorials available online, and your guests are sure to be impressed.