A perfect wedding cake is one that suits your needs and is within your budget. With this in mind, you need to do everything you can to keep your wedding cake budget within reason. Below are just some of the things you can do to keep your cake budget under control as suggested by Dreamy Cravings.
Use Fewer Tiers
When it comes to wedding cakes, the more tiers you have, the better. More tiers give your cake an impressive look but can also eat into your budget. If you don’t have that many guests, consider limiting the number of tiers on your cake. If this is not something you are willing to consider, then you may want to include non-cake tiers in between two cake layers to give it the same impressive display.
Buttercream Instead of Fondant
If you ask any cake baker, they will tell you that most couples prefer to have butter-cream instead of fondant on their cakes. This is because butter-cream is sweeter and way more affordable compared to fondant. This means that butter-cream should be your first choice if you want a tasty cake or if you are on a tight budget.
Go with The Usual Flavours
Some of the most common flavours you will find on wedding cakes include chocolate, lemon and vanilla. These flavours are usually affordable and most bakers will recommend them to you. If you feel like it, you can go for a few out of the ordinary flavours such as cream cheese, carrot cake, red velvet among others but they tend to be a bit more expensive. If you have a limited budget, consider sticking to the three standard flavours listed above.
Real Flowers Instead of Sugar Flowers
Most couples who are thinking of using flowers on their cakes tend to prefer sugar flowers. This is sort of the norm but can be very expensive and take a long time to make. If you want to keep the cost down, consider using real flowers and ask your baker for advice on how to do this safely. This will help you save some money that you can use for other things.
Stick to A Single Flavour
Still on flavours, it is wise to have a single flavour for each cake layer. Mixing different flavours may look like a good idea but can also be expensive for you. This will end up making your cake more expensive that you had anticipated.
Talk to Dreamy Cravings for help in figuring out your dream wedding cake specifications, from design to budget, delivery and set-up.