An Ice-Cream Bar Instead of a Wedding Cake
If you still want the traditional wedding photos with a wedding cake, you can get a small cake just for this purpose or you could get a wedding mock cake just for photos.
Daily Wedding Blog: Cupcake Wedding Cake
There has been an increasing trend to ditch the wedding cake and offer wedding cup cakes! So instead of cutting each guest a slice of wedding cake, the guests get their own cup cake. This method will save you a significant amount of money without compromising the look. You still arrange the cupcakes tiered (you will need a cake stand) so it looks like a traditional cake.
If you feel that you still would like to participate in the symbolic cake cutting, you can do buy a cake stand, that allows for a small cake to be placed on top. This cake can be shared by the bridal party, or just the bride and groom.
The great thing about this type of cake if you decide to make it yourself, is that you won’t have to spend a lot of money to make practice cupcakes.
Things to consider:
Sketch a design of the cupcakes before you begin. Will each layer have exactly the same designed cupcakes or will each layer be different?
You can bake the cupcakes up two days before serving, but you cannot frost them. Store the cupcakes in a container in a cool dry place.
Frosted wedding cake + just add flowers
One way of achieving a stunning looking cake for a cheaper price is to order a basic frosted cake and then garnish it with fresh flowers. This can look especially stunning when the colours of the flowers are the same or closely resemble those used in the bride’s bouquet.
just love the wedding cake that Marcia Cross had at her wedding to Tom Mahoney. The wedding was in 2009, yet the cake still inspires me each time I look at it. It doesn’t really look like anything that you would want to eat, but it is such a beautiful work of art that would be a striking inclusion at any wedding.
Have Two Wedding Cakes
Save Money on the Wedding Cake
When choosing wedding cakes, try not to opt for the extras such as the fancy pillars to sit the different cake layers onto, as this just pushes the price up. Layer the cakes on top of each other. The cake may lose a little height, but your wallet won’t mind.
If you are still keen on having the different layers of the wedding cake sit on the different pillars, don’t buy one, rent one. Ask around former brides and grooms to see if they still have theirs and won’t mind loaning it to you. If you have no luck, ask the wedding cake baker if they can hire one out to you.
Dual Purpose Wedding Cake
Most weddings will include desert as well as table centerpieces, so why not combine these two together? Rather than having the one big wedding cake, each table can have a smaller cake, or even cupcakes presented on a cupcake stand. As an added bonus you are also saving time with one less task to take care of.
This idea can also be adapted to make this table centerpiece act as wedding favours as well. The slices of cake can be presented in decorative cake packets with a personalised gift tag for each guest. Enjoying and eating the cupcakes instead of pieces of individual wedding cake is also a lot easier and not so messy!!
Replica cake toppers
My Face Figurines
Here at Daily Wedding Blog we love unique wedding cake toppers that capture the essence of the bride and groom. Below are some pictures to inspire you. (All images from weddingdesigner.com)