Cutting the wedding cake is one of the most recognized parts of your New Jersey wedding reception. Think about the images that come to mind when the word ‘wedding’ is mentioned: engagement rings, a wedding dress and a 3 tiered wedding cake on a beautiful stand. The wedding cake is certainly a scene stealer but it doesn’t need to cost a small fortune.
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Here are several easy ways to reduce your cake costs for your New Jersey wedding:
Avoid Fondant: This is hands down the most effective way to lessen your cost. Let’s face it, fondant is pricey and time consuming. Choose buttercream instead. Many types of buttercream can mimic the smooth texture fondant creates but for much less money and more flavor.
Simple Design: Less is more in terms of design. Keep your cake simple. Labor intensive lace replica cakes come at a higher price tag. However, if intricate swirls, patterns and pearls are a must, consider alternating it with a plain layer.
Less Layers: A petite cake is perfection. Ordering a two tier cake instead of three tiered will reduce the cost significantly. Consider a small cake or even replica cake with a sheet cake in the kitchen. Honestly, no one will be the wiser.
Fresh or Silk Floral Cake Toppers: Again, time is money and creating sugar or fondant flowers to top your wedding cake can be more expensive than its fresh flower counterpart. Seasonal flowers are beautiful toppers for any cake.