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#1 Brandy78

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:01 PM

Hi All

Hoping you can help me decide.

Our reception venue has a 4 course meal which includes desert.

I have always wanted a beautiful cake, but don't want to spend a fortune on a cake when most people will prob not even eat it.

I cannot alter my menu so the desert is still being served.

Is it ok if i get the cake i wanted but made from styro for looks and have a slab cake at the back to be served on platters?

Do you think cake makers would cater to this request? And do you think it would save me money?

Thank you in advance for your opinions.

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#2 Brandy78

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE(~*^K®i$t!^*~ @ Jan 3 2011, 02:10 PM) View Post

I think most cake makers would defiintely be open to a request like this, but just bear in mind that a lot of the cost of wedding cakes is found in the time and effort the decorating takes, rather than the actual cake mix as such.

I had a cake for show, which we also cut, but to save me having a 10-tier monstrosity to serve all my guests we also had a slab cake that was cut up in the kitchen and served.

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Thank you smile.gif that helps. I want a very simple design so i might call a few cake makers for quotes smile.gif

#3 purpledixie

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:30 PM

Cake makers will definitely do a fake cake for you, but usually they do one layer of fake if you have a 3 or more tier cake. But as ~*^K®i$t!^*~ said most of the cost is in decorating unless you are having a fruit cake which cost more to make because of the large amounts of fruit used.

To be honest if you only want a simple design I would just get a two tier cake. Alot of people keep the top tier to have on their first wedding anniversary and serve the bottom tier to your guests. If you have lots of guest, just get an extra slab cake to serve everyone.

When I go to a wedding I usually dont eat the cake on the night if there has been dessert, but love to take a piece home in the little cake bags and eat it the next day, while thinking about what a great time I had at the wedding!!

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:41 PM

Yep as the other girls have said most decorators will do a dummy cake for you but the majority of cost is in the designing and decoration and not the actual "cake"

There are some decorators out there who hire out dummies so that may be a cheaper option if you find they have one you like.


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Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:57 AM

You can order the foam dummies and boards on the net, I did my SIL's fake cake last week and I think the dummies and boards came to about $12 all up. I just did white icing, a ribbon around each layer (to match the bridesmaids dresses), and because she had a beach theme, shells and swarovski crystals arranged on the top. My icing technique could have been a bit better (I didn't realise I needed smoothers to get it perfect) but it didn't look too bad. If you have time you could have a crack at it yourself, you can do it in advance as its not going to be eaten anyway, he icing goes hard as it sets but doesn't crack or anything.
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#6 Brandy78

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE(leebee81 @ Jan 6 2011, 05:57 AM) View Post

You can order the foam dummies and boards on the net, I did my SIL's fake cake last week and I think the dummies and boards came to about $12 all up. I just did white icing, a ribbon around each layer (to match the bridesmaids dresses), and because she had a beach theme, shells and swarovski crystals arranged on the top. My icing technique could have been a bit better (I didn't realise I needed smoothers to get it perfect) but it didn't look too bad. If you have time you could have a crack at it yourself, you can do it in advance as its not going to be eaten anyway, he icing goes hard as it sets but doesn't crack or anything.


Thanks for the idea. I have decorated a few cakes with fondant and i have the necessary tools - so i might have a crack at it myself actually! I have found a place that does slab cakes for under $50 and they are delish as i was allowed to try some and i'm really inclined to go that way.

I think i might give it a trial and see how i go smile.gif

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:27 AM

That's an excellent idea! I would never have thought of that smile.gif
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

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