In this economy, couples need to find ways to cut corners. What if they want to cut their cake at the same time? I recently met Emily and Liz from Ultimate Fake Cakes. They create fake cakes to help couples save money and still have a beautiful cake to display at the wedding. A sheet cake in the kitchen is ready for slicing, serving and eating. (Keep your fingers out of the fake cake!)
Who knew that was possible? I hope you enjoy reading about their Cakes.
How did you come up with the idea for your company?
I received a couple of requests for foam cakes from teachers at my children’s school. I made the first cake and Emily and I did the 2nd one together. It was a few months later that the idea hit us, this could be a business. We both really enjoyed it and thought why not?
Do you create custom cakes to order?
We do custom orders. We encourage our brides to visit wedding cake sites, find that perfect cake, and bring it to us. It is one of the perks of our job to see all the different designs that each bride brings to us.
Do you re-use cakes or is each one new for a new customer?
We can reuse them if the cake is returned to us in original condition.
What is the best advice (regarding the cake) that you’d offer to a couple who is trying to keep the costs down?
The size of the cake is what is going to determine your price. If they are looking for a lower price a cake with fewer tiers is your better option. Sugar flowers will cost extra so if you are looking to keep the cost down real or silk flowers are available.
What do brides serve to their guests that order fake cakes?
Typically, with our cakes sheet cakes, dessert tables, or cupcakes are served.
Would you ship outside of the area? How would the couple best return the cake to you?
Yes, we ship nationwide. When we purchase the shipping label we can either choose one way or round trip. If they wish to return the cake we will enclose a return label in the box along with their cake. They are required to keep the box and all of original shipping packaging to send it back to us.
What would you recommend to the “un-bride”? How could she and her love best incorporate your cakes into a wedding?
Our cakes can represent any theme or nontraditional ideas. We encourage them to bring their idea to us and we will work with them to create their dream wedding.
How would a couple handle the cake-cutting ceremony if the cake isn’t real?
We have 3 different options.
1. The top layer can be a real baked cake from your baker.
2. A slice can be placed in one of the tiers where a cake knife can be inserted giving you the “look of cutting the cake”.
3. A cake compartment can be placed on the bottom tier in the back where a slice of real cake can be placed.
How do you work with the baker? Do you have a preferred bakery that you like to work with?
We are willing to work with any baker.
Thanks to Emily and Liz for the interview!
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