Credit Crunch Bride

Credit crunch wedding cake

In cake on March 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm
Cupcakes are the wedding cake's smaller cuter little sisters.

Cupcakes are the wedding cake's smaller cuter little sisters.

The wedding cake a particularly flagrant waste of money. Here’s how not to end up spending all your hard-earned pounds on icing:

1. Use a non-weddingy supplier. Jane Elliott in London is apparently very reasonable.

2. Doughnuts. On a tiered cake stand. You can even get a Krispy Kreme version.

Krispy Kremes for your wedding cake?

Krispy Kremes for your wedding cake?

3. Mum’s help. Get your mother to make one for you.

4. Cupcakes. Crumbs and Doilies do amazing ones.

Antique rose pink wedding cupcakes

Antique rose pink wedding cupcakes

5. Don’t have one. No one ever eats them anyway.

6. Fake cake. Have a real cake on the top tier and plastic replicas on the lower tiers. They’re iced with a gummy fondant. Some people have the whole thing fake, with just one edible slice which they cut around. Find them at Cake Rental in the States.

A faux cake from Cake Rental

A faux cake from Cake Rental

In the UK, there’s an Ebay seller doing them for £150 for four tiers.

Real icing over plastic foam

Real icing over plastic foam

7. Supermarket cakes. Marks and Spencer do an ivory coloured three tier sponge cake simply iced for £75.

Marks and Spencer wedding cake

Marks and Spencer wedding cake

8. Decoration by guests. Get guests to decorate cupcakes with a choice of hundreds and thousands and chocolate drops.

Found by the ingenious Budget Bride

Found by the ingenious Budget Bride

9. DIY Decoration. Decorate your cake yourself, with fresh strawberries, silk flowers or edible pansies.

10.Have a sweetie bar instead.

A wedding sweetie bar courtesy of Stickers and Donuts

A wedding sweetie bar courtesy of Stickers and Donuts

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