With cooking shows like Cake Wars, Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes sprouting all over the TV networks, cakes are beginning to get out of hand, especially in the price department. Nowadays, wedding cakes can range anywhere from $500 to $5000 and one piece of the cake (usually the top piece) gets saved in the freezer. We’ve put some tips together to help you save some time and money on your big day, without losing one of the most important pieces.
Tip #1 – Cupcakes
One of the hottest new trends is the tiered wedding cupcake! Essentially, its tons of little cupcakes tiered like a regular cake, with the ease of individual portions. This option is cheaper and pleasing for all parties.
Tip #2 – DIY
One of the best ways to save money on a cake is to do it yourself! This will not be your ordinary cake for Aunt Jo’s 75th birthday – its okay to shell out some extra money for the quality cake and ingredients for the ever famous fondant. Get together some creative and skilled gal pals and do a practice cake (make a mini version). Another great idea to save some money is order a plain cake and do the decorating on your own.
Tip #3 – Find an Apprentice
Finding your wedding cake maker can be difficult and weighing the costs can be tedious. One final option is to search around for an apprentice cake maker – you’ll be able to negotiate pricing and get a better deal for an up and coming chef as opposed to the highly esteemed and well established!