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Fake Wedding Cakes?

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Next time you go to a wedding reception, take a good look at the cake. It may look real, but actually be made out of Styrofoam and covered with fondant. Even close up, the cake may look authentic since many fake cakes are covered with the same fondant icing that commonly is used on real wedding cakes. The trend of using faux wedding cakes is growing. Why are people making fake wedding cakes?

It’s not uncommon for wedding cake to cost more than the wedding dress. The wedding cake may end up being the biggest expense for a wedding. The alternative fake wedding cakes helps the couple save a considerable amount of money. The artificial wedding cake typically costs under $200.

The faux wedding cakes are used for display purposes only. The couple might ask the servers to remove the fake cake right before cake is served to the guest to keep the illusion that it’s a real cake. The guests are served from a sheet cake which is much cheaper than a true wedding cake.

What about the cutting of the cake by the couple? Some faux cake makers have gotten creative in solving this problem. Obviously, the couple does not want to cut into Styrofoam in front of their guests. Some people will get a fake cake made, but have the top tier be a real cake for the cake cutting tradition. Another option is for a section of the false cake to be replaced with real cake. For many couples, these fixes fall short of the romantic sentiment of cutting a real cake together. The use of an artificial wedding cake is something that not all couples will embrace.

The use of faux wedding cakes can be used in other ways. A couple who is having a small wedding might have a desire to have a large, extravagant cake. Even if the guest list doesn’t warrant such a large cake, they may really want the experience of having an incredible cake. If they bought the cake of their dreams, not only would their budget suffer a tremendous hit, but they would end up wasting half the cake. Instead, they can buy a partially faux cake from a baker. The cake can be partially real cake with the rest being artificial.

Couples may view the use of a fake cake as a form of deception. The bride and groom may feel that they are lying to their guests or being fake themselves if they use a fake cake. If you feel like using a fake cake isn’t as romantic or honest as using a traditional wedding cake, then a fake cake may not be the ideal way to save money. Some couples view the faux cakes as a type of prop and not really a deception. This is a personal choice that the couples need to decide together.

Would you use a fake cake to save money? For additional ways to save money on the wedding, visit the Best for Bride blog.

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Wedding Cakes – The favorite trends this year

Your wedding cake is the highlight of your wedding menu. A spectacular wedding cake is a luxury, and one that highlights your personal style and the essence of your wedding décor. The sky is the limit, where options for wedding cakes are concerned, and all you have to do is dream up your vision of sweet charm. Your baker will work hard to make it come true.

Here, we will take a look at the trending favorites in wedding cakes this year.

Adding a touch of personality 

More and more couples choose to personalize every element at their wedding with their own special touch. This extends to their choice for wedding cake colors, toppers and decorations too. With inspiration flowing in from every nook and corner on the internet, it is now possible to craft your wedding cake exactly as you want it with unique ideas.

Wedding cakes can tell your story, and be a reflection of your personalities. Basing the design on the place where you got engaged, your favorite pastime or a cake topper that is a replica of the couple can make your cake truly unique and personal.

Flowers and flavors that match the wedding theme

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The wedding cake becomes an integral part of the wedding décor, immediately after it is revealed. So couples have been paying close attention to make sure that it reflects the ambiance of the venue, and the tone of the wedding. Formal events have tiered cakes in classic round or square shapes with designs matching the flower arrangements and décor elements, while modern casual weddings usually bring fun to the reception table in the form of whimsical topsy-turvy cakes.

While sugar flowers are regulars on wedding cakes, the trend is towards using huge compositions in edible flowers and fashionable blossoms such as hydrangeas and roses to imbue the tone of the wedding into the cake. The designs are becoming bigger and bolder, and 3D laser cut flowers are also gaining popularity as stylish wedding cake accessories.

Unlike when everyone chose to play it safe with traditional flavors, brides and grooms are now more daring with the flavors they choose. Rich indulgent tastes in ganache and caramel are being experimented with, so the guests really enjoy a unique experience with every bite.

Glittering metal and glamour in lace

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Continuing from 2014, this year too has cakes adorned with metallic shimmer. Adding bling to the reception buffet are cakes decorated in gold, silver, bronze and copper tones. They inject instant style to any setting and are appropriate for any venue or wedding theme. While golden leaves and blossoms continue to be the classic choice, brides are also opting for metallic shimmers in dahlias, peonies and other edible hand-painted sugar flowers and similar designs.

The trend of matching the cake to the bridal dress, by adding delicate lace designs to it’s surface also continues to be a favorite. While white is the all-time favorite color, pastels and grays appear in patterns to create a pleasant effect.

For more fantastic wedding cake designs, check out our cake gallery at Best for Bride. Sweet indulgence and unbelievable creativity awaits you!

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Planning your Wedding Cake

One of the most remarkable moments in any wedding ceremony is when the new couple gets to cut the cake in front of their family members and friends. It is therefore very important for both the bride and groom to ensure they have the best cake that is special and personalized to create a long lasting romantic memory in their lives. The wedding cake usually sits beautifully throughout the ceremony and all invited persons will be gazing as the newly wedded couple cuts their fast slice.

Moroccan-Pillows

 

It is very common when choosing your wedding cake to correspond it up with the theme or style of your wedding. While some couples go for traditional wedding cakes, others are more adventurous and hence go for a very unique cake or even cupcakes which are easier to distribute. The value of each wedding cake varies depending on the amount of hours spent in designing them and the value of ingredients used As such, you will have to bring your financial status into perspective to ensure that you are able to have a remarkable and affordable wedding ceremony.

Pink-Callas

 

It is always important to hire your wedding cake in advance to ensure that last minute rush that can have undesirable effects on your D-day’s. In most cases, the designer brings the cake to the designated wedding venue on the day of the ceremony and sets up appropriately. However, if you decide to bake your own cake or buy it from a supermarket, you can opt to have it brought to the venue on the morning of the wedding or on the day before so that it can be set up by the staff.

It is very economical and fun to bake our own wedding cake but you need to have the necessary skills required to ensure that you don’t mess up. Not only will you have the chance of considering your style, but also get to decide on what to go for as a filling. Some of the most common fillings that accompany most wedding cakes include chocolate, sponge, carrot, vanilla or cheesecake.

Your weeding can even be more entertaining and beautiful if you decide to have a wide variety of fillings for the guest. This gives them an opportunity of having their favorite flavors and fillings hence enjoying the event even more You can inspire your wedding cake ideas by searching various wedding sites on the internet to get meaning information that will make your ceremony more intriguing.

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