Natalie
Just Said Yes May 2022

Fake Wedding Cake..... Yes or No?

Natalie, on July 12, 2021 at 5:21 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 15
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Hey all!

I have a conundrum. My fiancé and his mother particularly would like to have a large wedding cake, however, I hate frosting and fondant. I would love to do a donut wall with some signature flavors to go with our colors or allow people to build their own with toppings, etc. So we decided to potentially do a fake wedding cake with only two of the smaller layers with actual cake and the rest would be frosted Styrofoam or fabric. What are your thoughts??? Some of them are semi expensive and I'm not sure how well they would ship. If anyone has do this before please let me know your experience.


Thanks!

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Latest activity by Michelle, on July 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Samantha
    Expert December 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Is there a way to have a small cake with a donut bar? Sometimes doing a fake frosted cake costs the same as if you had a regular cake. You mentioned how your fiance and his mom want a cake...it's not him and his mom's wedding. Speak to your groom about this (without his mommy) and see if the two of you can come up with a creative solution together.
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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
    Cool ·
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    I don’t like the fake cake deal. I’d just opt for a small cake you can use for cutting/pics.
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  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    Depending on the decoration you’re looking for, fake layers won’t be much, if any, cheaper. The design of a cake is usually where most of the cost is and that has to happen even if they aren’t doing it on cake.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I went to a wedding many years ago with a fake cake “to save money” according to the couple. Researched later out of curiosity when I was getting married and wanted cake from the same grocery store and it actually cost twice as much. It confused the heck out of guests and the couple had them put a real slice in a random spot for the cutting photo op that they had difficulty locating. Then they ended up cutting and serving cake right in front of guests which they preferred over the fake cake concept.
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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    Having a small cake is fine (as long as there is enough to serve everyone). Having other desserts besides cake is fine. I truly don't understand the need or even the desire for a fake cake. Why spend money on that when you could spend it on something actually delicious?

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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    What if you did a tier of cake and then do a doughnut stand I don't think you should do a fake cake

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  • Natalie
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Natalie ·
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    Thanks everyone!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I’m not a fan of frosting or fondant either so we opted for a half dressed cake. They also have naked cakes! Ask your baker - I agree with the others about the fake cakes.
    Fake Wedding Cake..... Yes or No? 1


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  • Corin
    Beginner April 2022
    Corin ·
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    My fiancé and I considered this also but we ended up deciding on a cute small cake for pictures and a desert assortment table. Neither of us care for cake much
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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Hi ! How many guests will you have ? I had a small cake for about 50 people, just to have something to cut... It was like this :

    Fake Wedding Cake..... Yes or No? 2

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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    I agree with PP that FMIL shouldn't have a say in this, talk to your FH about what is best for both of you. If he insists on cake, you can always do a small tier for cutting pics and then sheet cakes to serve to guests. That way you could still afford the donuts without paying for the expensive of a large cake or fake cake as well.

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  • Tevault
    Beginner November 2021
    Tevault ·
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    We opted for the dummy cake with sheet cakes. The sheet cakes come pre-scored so the only issue was plating and serving. I had no problem finding volunteers for what we call "cake duty". With the money we saved, we were able to offer 6 different types of cake vs. 1
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  • Tevault
    Beginner November 2021
    Tevault ·
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    This is our vendor if you want to contact for info:


    https://www.paradisecakesnewburgh.com/ paradise cakes
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  • Mrs. Phillips21
    Dedicated October 2021
    Mrs. Phillips21 ·
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    I highly recommend using a fake cake. It saves on money and time. I love your idea for a doughnut wall!

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  • Michelle
    Devoted August 2021
    Michelle ·
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    It sounds like you are a modern lady with your doughnut wall. Why not have beautiful, classic sheetcakes with or without doughnut accents? For me, the grandiose tiered cakes in fondant was neither my taste or style choice and kind of antiquated, not to offend those who love it. If cake or sweets are not even your thing, then don't feel bad about your scaled-down choices.

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