I'm loving this idea but is that a mini cake at the very top or a fake? If it's real is that just for the bride and groom to cut? Is it extra? How do these things work and is it really worth it instead of a wedding cake?
We are having OUR fabourite cake (not a fake) and then a bunch of cakes, fruit, cupcakes and other desserts. Catering to ppls allergies too and other dietary restrictions. Venues can charge for cake cutting fee per person, which is not something we wanted to pay for
We are having a small wedding of 50 people so we're doing cupcakes and a single layer 6" cake on top for my fiance and I to cut. We opted to do cupcakes since our wedding charges $2.50/piece to cut cake for us. We did the single layer to do the ceremonial cutting but also to save for our anniversary.
We did a cake and cupcake combo! Our cake was real and we used it to cut into and had a slice. Of course, you don't have to have a cake at the top of a cupcake tower at all, it could be more cupcakes but we liked the idea of literally having a cake and eating it too lol.
I would say real - and I would say it will cost extra unless you just go buy a cake from like sobeys or safeway to save money. And then as to if you cut it, I would. That or you can bypass that and just feed each other cupcakes. In the end I don't think cake in general is worth it so I have no say in whether it's less or more worth it than a regular cake.
I'm doing the same thing. My mom is going to make the 6" cake for cutting (she has lots of practice and makes several cakes a year). I'm going to buy the cupcakes since I don't want to her to stress about them the week of the wedding. They are a lot of work.
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We’re inviting 325 people. We aren’t serving our cake to guests - there will be ~125 cupcakes at the late night table for guests though.
We are doing something similar. its more like a sweet table with mini cupcakes, cake pops, and sugar cookies. We will have a real 6' cake for us to cut. Honestly I think it was way worth it over a wedding cake that nobody eats, also it was way more cost effective. People can grab and go if they choose to. You could do fake cake and just not cut, save yourself time(out of your day) and $$$.
Hi I did this for a friends wedding (not a professional Baker but I'm ok 😉) Top tier is a 6 inch, can be real or fake. My 2 suggestions were: Top tier for the bridal party on an 8inch cake with a 6inch cake the B&G can take home6inch for B&G and cupcakes for the guests. There were 5 different flavors of CC and no one touched the top tier.
We're doing this. Our top is a 6 inch cake for us to cut and the rest will be cupcakes. We're getting enough cupcakes to feed our guests and the top cake will be just for us!
You can get a fake one if you just want the look but won't be cutting it.
Most bakeries charge for the cupcakes and the cake, unless they have some sort of bundle. Ours was about $40 for the 6 inch, plus 7 dozen cupcakes (84) for about $350 total. You can also ask about renting their display units, most have a variety of sizes and styles so you don't need to buy one.
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Yeah, I think most are real. I told FH that we can just get the fake one, but he wanted a special flavour just for us, which will be raspberry and lemon, so how could I say no to that?!😅 It's also only about another $40 for the real thing, so it's worth it I think
So the little cake at the top is real?? I imagine thats for the cake cutting photo op you were saying
We're doing cupcakes and then a little 6" cake. The cake is really just for the photo op. But I know some people just do a fake cake on top for the look and don't worry about the cake cutting pic. I think it's worth having the cupcakes as opposed to cake for guests since it makes it easier for guests to get the flavour they want and have choices.