Weddings can be very expensive. Many couples try to find as many ways to reduce the cost as they possibly can. The good news is that there are a lot of different ways to save money on wedding cakes. Here are some tips for choosing a wedding cake on a budget.
When selecting a type of icing, opt for butter cream instead of fondant. It is known to be a lot less expensive. Wedding cakes that use butter cream icing also tend to be a lot simpler in design, which will also help reduce the cost of the cake. For a wedding cake decorated with flowers, it is best to opt for edible flowers made from fondant icing. Fresh flowers are much more expensive, and will raise the entire cost of the wedding cake. Fresh flowers could be used for the wedding cake topper only, which will reduce the cost. The number of tiers should be kept to a maximum of two or three, which will be adequate for the average wedding party. However, if a larger cake would make a better centrepiece for the table, fake tiers could be added. These will be decorated to look like the rest of the wedding cake, but will not be edible. This will help save money. These are just a few tips for choosing a wedding cake on a budget. Most cake bakers will be happy to discuss other ways to keep the cost to a minimum.