Who knew? One cost-saving strategy for brides and groom is to rent a fake cake. It's then rolled into the kitchen, and out comes cut-up lower-priced cake to serve the hungry masses.
This from the New York Times:
“As the cost of a wedding keeps soaring, some couples are finding at least one way to cut corners: a fake cake,” Reader’s Digest reports.
With the average price of a wedding cake now at $543, it is easy to understand the appeal.
“For as low as $100, you can snag a pretty good replica made out of foam, with a secret compartment tucked in the back for hiding that special first piece,” the article states.
After the ritual cutting of the cake, the fake is taken into the kitchen and guests are then served slices of a less expensive cake.
PAUL B. BROWN
I'm all for reusing things, but the idea of using a fake cake for a wedding picture prop strikes me as a weird way to go about cherishing the moment for posterity. On the other hand, most wedding cakes are mediocre-tasting, so this might be an improvement!