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Do You Know How to Make a Cheaper Wedding Cake?

Aug 18, 2007
Many couples may find that their wedding cake turns out to be very expensive even if they want to order a cake with a lower price. It seems that there is really no way to have a cheap wedding cake. In fact, you can have a cheaper cake by taking care of some issues. They are the baker you hire, the decorations on the cake and the pillars.

The baker you hire

Unless you are a baker yourself, you cannot make the cake without a baker. You may try to approach shop to shop in order to get the cheapest wedding cake. However, most couple does not know that bakers who are specialized in wedding cakes usually charge you a higher price.

In fact, you can try to find a "normal" baker who may probably charge you a lower price. The wedding cake is still a cake at the end of the day. A "normal" baker should be able to make a cake that you like. Sometimes such a baker can make a cake even better than a baker who is specialized in wedding cakes.

If you have enough confidence and time to plan your wedding, you can take courses in cake making schools so that you can make your own wedding cake. Most of these schools will teach students the way to decorate a cake.

However, if you do not have time to take these baking courses, you can still try to find students from these schools to help you to make the cake. They will be more than happy to help you (with a small charge, of course) since they probably want some real life experiences in cake making. You are in fact giving them a real project and they will try their best to make a perfect cake.

The decorations on the cake

There is no doubt that more decorations on the cake will probably mean more budgets. In fact, you are not advised to over decorate your cake. On one hand it will certainly cost you more and on the other hand an over decorated cake may not look nice. As the famous theory of the architect Mies van der Rohe "less is more", a wedding cake with minimal decoration can also be very unique and beautiful.

You can also consider decorate the cake yourself. It should be cheaper than having your baker decorate for you. You can shop for the decoration materials that suit your taste. You can even ask your friends to decorate the cake with you. This does not only help you to save money but also render a more memorable wedding.

If you decide to decorate the wedding cake yourself, you should make sure what materials are eatable and what are not. You will need to take away the decoration materials that are not eatable before serving the cake to your guests.

The Pillars

It is a must for a wedding cake to have pillars. However, there is no point to buy your own pillars since it will only be used once. It will even render environmental issues if you throw the pillars away after your wedding.

You can consider renting pillars from your baker or wedding planning company. It will not be difficult to rent these pillars.

With all the above issue considered, you should be able to get a cheap but elegant wedding cake of your own.
About the Author
Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer with great interest in Chinese Style Wedding cards. His works are in 983 Wedding Invitation. He runs A Wedding Blog and shares Wedding Tips
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