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7 clever ideas for cutting the cost of your wedding cake

7 clever ideas for cutting the cost of your wedding cake


Written by Katie Byrne

If you want a beautiful wedding cake but are worried your budget might not stretch, take a look at these clever tricks!

 

#1 Don't over-estimate

Use the below diagram to help you work out exactly how much cake you’ll require.

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#2 Not bothered about traditional tiers?

Serve stacks of cupcakes, macarons, cake-pops, doughnuts and so on in order to avoid incurring the cost of cake-cutting. Alternatively, opt for smaller cakes that can be easily sliced up by a member(s) of your bridal party.

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#3 Floral flourishes

Use blooms from your bridesmaids bouquets to double-up as decorations for your cake, rather than forking out for expensive sugar blooms.

Image: Helen Abraham and Amy Sanders

#4 Fake it

Make your cake look instantly bigger by alternating sponge tiers with faux layers of styrofoam.

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#5 Ask guests to #BYOC

Ask guests to bring along their favourite home-made cakes, in lieu of a wedding gift, for an instant sweet buffet.

Image:  Dominique Bader Photography 

#6 All the right angles

Pick a square design: this is easier to slice into satisfying chunks than a circular cake.

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#7 Create a stunning cake display

Add some effortless luxe to your cake by placing it somewhere striking, whether it's an elegantly understated space or an overly-adorned table top that can add some instant glamour.

Image: Calli B Photography


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