03 Feb 2015
When it comes to ordering a cake for special occasion, the first thing that people think about is how much will it cost? Most of the people want to save money on cakes. These people need to keep in mind that there is some money saving myths about cakes.
Order a cake with fake tiers to save money
You may find this piece of advice on every article that talk about money saving when it comes to ordering cakes. But this is a myth. A fake tier of a unique birthday cake or wedding cake is basically a decorated piece of Styrofoam. This fake tier is covered up with frosting and is well decorated in order to make that part look real. The cake decorator is baking the same amount cake and doing same amount decorating. So, why would the person charge less when the same amount of work needs to be done? Right?! The exception to this may only take place if the person orders a small size cake with the sheet cakes to supplement. It is only through this way that the decorator won’t be spending the time as well as ingredients that they otherwise would have done on the fake tiers. But the smaller cake will not have the look, which you might have desired.
A buttercream cake is not that costly as a fondant cake
This is not totally false. There are some cake decorators who charge for each and every element of the cake. I don’t know whether this is right or wrong-I am not taking about that. What I can only say is it is only a method that some decorators come up with for setting their prices. But let me be brave enough to say that most of the cake decorators do not charge any extra fee for the fondant because most of them prefer to decorate with it. However, one thing that you can do if you want to order a fondant cake is that rather than assuming it that fondant cake is costlier; ask the decorator if there is any kind of extra fee for it.
You can save money by placing fresh flowers than sugar flowers on your cake
You might be able to save a bit more money by making use of fresh flowers over the gumpaste flowers but remember one thing-the money you save might be used for treating your daughter or spouse’s health condition. There is high chance that you, your daughter or your spouse may get sick because of the fresh flowers that have been taken. They are basically poisonous and do not adhere to the food safety standards.
Make your own cake and save money
If you are not a very experienced cake decorator, I would always suggest you not to make it for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and others. I always discourage home-made cakes in such special occasions. These cakes usually take days of hard work. The last thing the host needs is the extra stress of making and decorating the unique cake for the special occasion.