My Budget-Minded Wedding Cake

by Holly
(North Carolina)

My husband and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on our wedding. We got married in my mother's lovely back yard, and I wanted a beautiful cake, but thought the $5000 that our friends paid for theirs was ridiculous! I don't think we spent that amount on our whole wedding for everything!

What I found is that where you get your cake can be a big factor in the price. We bought ours from a small bakery in the small town where we got married and only spent $100 on it. It was every bit as delicious and beautiful as the elaborate ones that I had seen at the bridal shows I went to, and it was exactly what I wanted. Sometimes you are only paying for the reputation or advertising budget of the baker, so be aware of that and check around and compare prices.

Tips From ~Lorelie~

To find a less expensive cake, try your local technical schools. They usually have a pastry program and are willing to do a job for a lot less than the bakery.

Have a friend who likes to bake and wants a challenge? Ask them to do it for you, either at cost or as a gift.

By a plain one and add your own decorations. Fresh flowers are the easiest to decorate with.

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Feb 05, 2010
Sweet Cake!
by: Lorelie


Your cake is so pretty! You got a great deal on it. It may be small but it makes an impression. Thank you for sharing your wedding cake story. It's proof that you don't have to spend a fortune on a beautiful cake.

Apr 17, 2012
by: Joyo

Your "budget-minded wedding cake" is BEAUTIFUL! I made a practice wedding cake just last night and I thought I did a great job; but I like yours a little better! My specialty is novelty non-tiered cakes, but I'm looking to enhance my skill in tiered cakes. Hope I can get mine to look this good! Great job!

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