BakeDelights By Shingie
|Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM|
1. At most weddings, especially buffets, not every guest will eat cake. Some will leave before the cake-cutting, others will be on a diet. If you're inviting 175 people, you'll probably only need a cake for 150. Rather than purchase a separate groom’s design some brides prefer to simply add an extra layer to their bridal cake offering varying cake flavors per layer.
2. A few creative touches of colorful embroidery or swiss dots or scattered flowers rather than a cake saturated with color will save money. Matching colors to fabric swatches can be particularly time-consuming thus expensive. Sugar gumpaste flowers & sea shells cost an approx.
3. The more flavors & fillings you request, the more expensive the cake. The same principle aplies to the cake detail. Simple iced cakes decorated with band trimming or a few flowers will cost much less than a cake covered in individual gum-paste flowers/handmade shells.
4. Ask for buttercream, not fondant. While some designs can only be iced in labor-intensive fondant, less complicated ones can be done in buttercream. We specialize in fondant-style buttercream iced wedding cakes that are exquisitely beautiful and economical.
5. If you want a tall wedding cake but can’t afford an extra tier consider the pillared options to the left or rent a plateau or stand that elevates the cake to the level you desire for minimal cost. All wedding cakes are a minimum of 4-1/2 to 5 inches tall.
6. Silk flowers are often as expensive as real floral arrangements. You can reduce the cost of the floral arrangements of a cake design by choosing flowers according to color rather than type. For example: Spray roses and Alstromeria and are much less expensive than Long stem roses and Gerber daisies.
7. If you have a small cake, arrange to pick up the cake yourself rather than having it delivered. This largely depends on the design which you choose since it must be easy for you to transport and set up.