This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share wedding budget tips to help you save money on your wedding! You can access all the wedding budget tips on a single page for your convenience and future reference. Today’s post is all bout how your wedding cake frosting choice can affect the cost. Spoiler alert: buttercream frosting is more affordable (and it tastes better, too!)
Wedding Budget Tip #47:
Go for buttercream frosting over fancy fondant designs. Tastes better anyway!
Often times, fondant can be much more expensive because it’s used to create ornate designs and elaborately decorated cakes. Buttercream is often cheaper and let’s be honest… it tastes better, too!
So save your wallet a few bucks and save your taste buds from the cardboard-like taste of fondant and choose buttercream frosting for your wedding cake. Choosing a simple wedding cake design will also save you a few bucks, as will purchasing a grocery store wedding cake. You could also consider the wedding cake switcheroo — always a clever idea and a great way to save money on your wedding cake.
Want to be really savvy? Choose a simple wedding cake with buttercream frosting from a grocery store! The budget savvy wedding cake trifecta! 🙂 Or heck… go SUPER savvy and bake your own wedding cake! Don’t want to serve cake at your wedding?
Alternatives to a Traditional Wedding Cake
Check out these unique, creative, and affordable wedding cake alternatives.
- rice krispy treats
- puppy/reindeer chow
- candy buffet
Want more cost-cutting cake advice? Check out this guest post from LearnVest: How to score a cheap wedding cake.
So tell us: are you choosing fondant or buttercream frosting for your wedding cake?
Leave a comment below and let us know!
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Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.