Faux Cakes - If you can dream it, I can create it!
Choosing your Dream Cake!
Choosing the right kind of cake for your wedding can be a hassle. Between finding a baker, deciding on a flavor and selecting a style, there's a good chance you'll end up spending more time messing with this glorified pile of icing than anything else on your to-do list. And wedding cakes can be relatively expensive. In fact, for a bride on a budget, paying for this one dessert may cost you that luxurious reception site or (gasp) even force you to return a night or two early from your honeymoon. But it doesn't have to be that way. Have your cake and eat it, too, by faking it. I put a creative new spin on faux cakes. You have a many different variety of options.
What is a faux wedding cake?
Faux wedding cakes are exactly what they sound like. They're Styrofoam molds covered with fondant or icing and they look just as good, if not better, than the real thing. In fact, like high-end wedding cakes, my faux cakes are custom-designed for your wedding, so you can choose the color, style, number of tiers and ornamentation -- including options like silk, fondant or real flowers -- when placing your order. Regardless of how you decide to "fake it", you'll still get to cut the cake, and your guests wont go hungry. The top and bottom tier of most faux cakes are real. The bottom tier is the part you'll cut, share with your new hubby, and the top tier you save for your one-year anniversary. The counterfeit confection will then be wheeled out of sight, and your servers will return with slices of sheet cake to feed your guests.
Why you should Fake It
We know, it seems like an elaborate hoax. But even if you're having a relatively small ceremony, you can get that extravagant look with half the price. A faux cake will be the centerpiece of your reception. Just like any other wedding cake, it will be custom-designed according to your preferences, and it will probably cost $300 or less. When you choose a faux cake, you'll also avoid those half-baked cake-cutting fees that many reception sites charge, which can range anywhere from $1.50 to $4.00 per slice, depending on the venue. Going with a faux cake gives the impression that you forked out for a top-tier cake, but you'll only pay a slice of the cost.
But they're still fake...
Faux cakes, however, aren't all fondant and flowers. In the end, they are all still fake! You might not be parading around in a 2-carat cubic zirconium wedding ring, but you are deceiving your guests. It shouldn't be a big deal for most brides (after all, what's a good ceremony without a few props?), but it could be embarrassing if someone discovers the truth. It probably won't happen, but wedding guests can be unpredictable -- especially if there's an open bar -- so you can never be sure. However, the risk is minimal, and if you're a budget-conscious bride having to make some tough choices, a faux cake could be the perfect solution to your wedding-planning woes.