This time it is about cost saving Wedding Cakes on a budget – tips and ideas you can try yourself.
One of the biggest focal points of a wedding reception is the beautiful wedding cake. That towering, flowering, blinding beautiful wedding cake with the two people standing on top, that the bride and groom cut and then feed to one another. Although a lot of brides and grooms go with the traditional pound cake taste, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Did you know that the average cost of a wedding cake, according to the Bridal Association, is $543? And as everything else wedding cake costs are rising, but every budget has its limits! If you still want something to cut, you can go for a smaller cake and then supply other sweets like cupcakes, cookies or deserts.
Another cost saving alternative is a fake wedding cake. While the fake one uses real icing and fondant, a dummy cake has layers made of rice crispy treats or even foam.
If you opt for a real wedding cake, there are still ways to get it done on a tight budget.
Flavor – If you don’t go with the traditional pound cake taste for all of your layers, keep in mind that not everyone is going to like lemon or raspberry, or any other exotic flavors. Think about allergies, some of your guest may have a nut allergy. One less expensive and safe alternative is chocolate chip cake. Another idea is to go with alternating chocolate and vanilla.
The top of your cake is traditionally saved and eaten on your first wedding anniversary. So choose the flavor that both of you will enjoy and make that your wedding topper.
Want a totally unique wedding cake that won’t put your budget over the edge? Do it yourself is the answer.
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Price for the hardcover is to pricey, you can get special offers and second hand ones for a fraction of that too on Amazon.
Although a lot of cakes are purchased in a traditional bakery, there are a lot of supermarkets that make delicious cakes that aren’t as expensive. If you are working on a budget, shop around for prices on wedding cakes and be sure to sample them. You may be surprised at what supermarkets can do.
Why not decorate your own wedding cake? It is not so uncommon nowadays to find somebody decorating his or her own wedding cake. In fact, it is a feasible idea especially to those who have a very tight budget. All you have to do is to order a plain wedding cake and buy the decorations from the retail stores.
If you have someone that has taken a cake decorating class and makes great cakes, you may find that they will do it as a wedding present and it will save you some money. A wedding cake doesn’t have to be expensive to be delicious, and you can find plenty of money saving ideas when looking for your wedding cake.