Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fake cakes, thanks

Those looking to save on your wedding cake
No calorie wedding cake. While watching TV clips online I saw one on fake wedding cakes by fun cakes that can save money if you rent or pass them on to other family members. I got my cake at walmart but this might seem like a nice option for some.

Heres the article from AP
Business rents out fake wedding cakes
June 12, 2007
GRANDVILLE, Mich. --For the budget-minded bride and groom, here's an idea: rent a fake wedding cake.
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The idea is to have an elegant, multitiered pretend cake for show while serving guests slices from a real but inexpensive sheet cake.
The inside of a faux wedding cake crafted by Fun Cakes contains mostly plastic foam, with a secret spot reserved for a slice of real cake to be shared by the bride and groom.
Everything is covered by gum paste and fondant, a frosting-like confection made from sugar and water often used in cakes and pastries.
"The only difference is the inside. Nobody can tell," said Kimberly Aya, whose 3-month-old company also bakes real cakes.
Fake cakes aren't new but renting them is fairly novel.
Mary Brown, manager of Cakes Plus in Grand Rapids, said her bakery has rented out its window displays a few times when brides were desperate and needed something at the last minute.
Brown said a typical three-tier cake serving around 100 guests costs an average of $200 to $250. Aya charges $100 to rent an in-stock fake cake and $150 for a custom design.
Bride-to-be Nicole Kreuger, 26, of Grand Rapids, said she will spend about half as much on a fake wedding cake paired up with a sheet cake as she would have spent on a real cake elsewhere.
"That's saving us a ton of money," she said.
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Blogger NIUiceprincess said...

that is a nifty idea for the people who don't want to buy a big cake.

12:47 PM  
Blogger iportion said...

I guess someone who is crafty could make their own.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous thinkoffthefat said...

Hi Iportion, Thanks for the V&C. As usual you are a wealth of information. You must search the internet an awful lot. I never got that far before my computer went out. I did see that fake cake info on TV. It is good for the money sake but who would want to cut out the cake for calorie sake? Well, not me. That is one of my down falls. I would rather take in the calories and work it off later. Bad example, I'm sorry. Bless you and family.

1:26 PM  
Blogger SavingDiva said...

I don't know that I would do it, but it's a great way to save money. I would just prefer to have a sheet cake or something.

10:26 AM  

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