This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.
Wedding Budget Tip #7:
Choosing a simple cake design can save you some serious cash when it comes to your bakery budget.
Let's face it, we all know that the ingredients for cakes aren't exactly costly, so we know that's not what makes a wedding cake so expensive.
Most of what goes into the pricing of cakes is the fancy artwork, intricate piping, or elaborate construction. Simple cake designs generally take less time and energy to put together, which results in less cost for you!
Here's a photo of my wedding cake from my own wedding. A simple buttercream creation with some simple flowers for decoration.
Luckily, simple cakes can be really stunning — just take a look at this roundup of simple cake designs for some inspiration!
I know I can't be the only one who prefers a good buttercream to the fancy fondant stuff. That cardboard taste is so bland and the texture is strange — plus it's always more expensive!
As a girl who spent most of her life in the south, I have a real affinity for buttercream frosting. A simple cake with buttercream frosting can easily be fancied up with the help of a couple of fresh flowers, ribbon, or very simple edging designs.
And at the end of the day, you might as well go with a cake that looks AND tastes good, amiright?
Want to get even more savvy? You could have a “dummy cake” for display purposes and serve slices of sheet cake from a back room.
Want to see some more wedding cake inspiration? Check out our Wedding Cake board on Pinterest!
What sort of design are you choosing for your wedding cake? Let us know in the comments!
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