Most guests who come to your wedding look forward to eating the cake. So the pressure is on to ensure your wedding guests do not go home disappointed. Before you go out and start choosing the cake you want, Sweet Inspirations share a few myths about wedding cakes that you need to be aware of.
Fondant cakes are more expensive than buttercream cakes
Most people think that getting buttercream cakes can save them money compared to fondant cakes. This can be true in some cases but not always. You can still get buttercream cakes that are more expensive that fondant cakes depending on the baker you are dealing with. Most bakers also prefer decorating with fondant so you are likely to get a good deal by choosing these as decorators. The way to go about this is to ask the baker you wish to work with for the costs of each of them before moving forward.
Don’t tell the baker your budget
Most people think that if you let the cake baker know how much money you are willing to spend on your cake, they will make sure they charge you till the last coin and may not necessarily give you value for your money. This is far from the truth as most cake bakers are businessmen/women and they follow clear procedures when it comes to pricing. They will not overcharge you just because they know you have a certain amount of money to spend on your wedding cake.
Wedding cakes and birthday cakes don’t cost the same
One of the biggest myths about wedding cakes is that they are much more expensive than birthday cakes. While this may be the case in some situations, it is not always that way. The price you pay will depend on how big and elaborate the cake is. You can get a wedding cake that is cheaper than a birthday cake depending on what you want in the cake.
Making your own cake is cheaper
While this may be true, it is not always the case. Making a wedding cake takes time and if you are planning your wedding, you may not have the time to bake it yourself. You will be very busy and the last thing you need is the extra stress of making your own cake.
Letting experienced friends choose one for you
No matter how experienced your friends or relatives are, they should not be the ones choosing the cake for you. Do it yourself as that is the only way you will be 100% sure that the cake you choose is the one you really want. Avoid any disappointments by doing this yourself no matter how busy you are.