Wednesday, July 22, 2009
DIY Wedding Cake
Big Spoon and I agree that cake isn't necessarily our thing. However non-traditional our wedding might be in some respects, I still love the idea of cutting a lovely wedding cake. After some thought, we decided that it wasn't a priority to spend $200 + dollars on a wedding cake, but still want to have the traditional cake-cutting ceremony.
My grandmother has agreed to bake us her delicious from-scratch coconut cake for the purpose of cutting. This means a great deal more to me than going through a bakery. It means a great deal to me to stay within our budget as well as have many DIY projects.
This week, I remembered a blog post I had seen a few months ago about "faux" wedding cakes. When I saw it, I thought "how silly." We have made the decision to cut Granny's cake and serve matching (not sub-par) sheet cake for a fraction of the cost of a towering, traditional wedding cake. However, I keep second-guessing myself.
"Faux" wedding cake might be the answer I've been looking for. I can create this "dummy" months in advance, if I so choose. I can customize it to fit and coordinate with the "real" tier we will be cutting. I can't think of a better compromise both aesthetically and financially.