Ways to Save on Your Wedding Cake

Your wedding cake. There is no doubt that it is the centerpiece of the

reception. Not only is it a part of a tradition, it is a scrumptious dessert

for you and your guests to enjoy!


The prices of a wedding cake can run from the hundreds well into the

thousands of dollars. When it comes to picking out the perfect wedding

cake for your special day it is important to look at a lot of different ideas

before you decide on the one you want.


To begin your search for the perfect cake you can start by visiting

bakeries, looking at bridal magazines and browsing online. Keep in

mind that the more tiers and the fancier the cake is the more expensive

it will be. Another important thing to keep in mind is that the actual one

you have on display doesn’t have to feed your entire guest list.


With that in mind you are open to having a smaller, but more elegant

cake for you and your intended to cut in to at your reception. Then have

an equally as tasty sheet cake in the kitchen to serve to guests.


You should also consider the time of year and location of your wedding

is important when choosing a cake. If you’re having and outside

wedding in the summer, things like mousse, cream filling or ice cream

cake will not work well.


Here are some other quick tips that you can use to keep the cost of

your wedding cake as low as possible without sacrificing what you



– Try to stick with basic flavors and fillings for your cake, exotic

flavorings will add to the cost of the cake. If your heart is set on fruit

filling you can always offer guests various toppings like; fresh

strawberries, chocolate syrup, raspberries, sprinkles and whipped

cream for their slice of cake.


– Order from a grocery store rather than a bakery. Many grocers have

onsite bakeries, just like they have onsite florist departments. They

often produce cakes just as good as a specialty bakery.


– Why not try cupcakes as an alternative to the traditional tiered cake.

These can be made in a variety of flavors and arranged on a tiered

rack or in a creative design on the cake table.


Of course, the best way to save on your wedding is to make it yourself

or have a talented friend or relative bake it. Consider the cost of some

cake mixes and frosting, and you can see how baking your own cake

can save money.


If you have plenty of time before the big day you can sign up for a cake

decorating class so that you can be sure to create a cake you will be

proud to share.


Remember wedding cakes don’t have to be elaborate, just tasty. When

decorating, consider using fresh flowers. This will add some real class

to the cake and bring in the colors of your wedding too.


The cake topper is another place where you can show your uniqueness

as a couple and save money by having a less traditional and less

expensive topper.


Instead look for something original and less costly. Consider some of

the things that you and your intended share or like to do together.

Maybe you are Nascar fans, football fanatics, enjoy scuba diving or

music. Then begin to look around for, statues, figurines, bobbles or toys

that will work for your cake.


Did you know that there are places that will take photo’s of the bride

and groom and turn them into bobble heads for your cake? It may not

be the inexpensive topper that we have been talking about, but it is a

fun and festive way to top a cake!


Be sure to shop around before you decided on the perfect cake, style

and decorations, Remember your wedding cake should be as

individual as you, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.


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