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Real wedding cake or dummy cake?

Rosilus, on December 19, 2019 at 11:30 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 7
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I have such a small group 20 guests for my wedding next year Im thinking of doing a partial 3 tier on stand but the bottom cake be real and the middle and upper be a dummy. Help me out here give your ideas


  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Why not just have a cake that’s 20 servings? That seems like a huge waste of money for pretty styrofoam.
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  • Rosilus
    Dedicated May 2021
    Rosilus ·
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    Not really because the whole point of it is for the photos. Plus when everything is done everyone can lick the frosting off the styrofoam LOL jk.

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  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
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    I’m sure you can do that, you can do anything for the right amount of money. But I think having a three tier cake will look out of place with such a small wedding. I would save the money and put it towards something that’s going to make your day better, or just save it. Your pictures will look great no matter how many tiers the cake has.
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    This is totally something that you can do if you want the look of a large cake, but if it means going through a lot of effort, it’s certainly not necessary. There are some really beautiful small cake ideas that would make the same impact. I’ve added some photos from Pinterest to show you what I mean.

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  • Michelle
    VIP December 2019
    Michelle ·
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    Fake cakes can be costly. You might as well just go for the real thing

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    This is my understanding too.
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  • J
    Expert June 2023
    Jana ·
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    Just have a cute small cake. Pinterest is full of pics of small tiered cakes. A fake cake is expensive.
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