Thursday, January 14, 2010

Money-saving tips from Pastry Girl

I recently came across some seriously adorable cake designs from Pastry Girl, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that she believes in being budget-friendly! Here are some money-saving ways to save on the sweetest part of the reception - the cake!

FAKE IT
Get a smaller tiered cake (or dummy cake) for the reception and ask your baker to make sheet cakes that your caterer can cut and serve to guests

KEEP IT SIMPLE
Cakes from magazines are usually very expensive because they are so ornate. The less decoration on your cake, the less the cake will cost.

ALTERNATIVE DESSERTS
Get a cupcake tower with a smaller cake for the cake cutting.

REAL FLOWERS
Decorate your cake with real flowers instead of sugar flowers – some florists will throw in free decorative cake flowers as part of your package.

FAMILY HEIRLOOMS
Ask your baker to include a sparkly heirloom like a brooch onto the cake that won’t cost as much as time consuming sugar decorations.


oh! and if you're curious to try Pastry Girl's tasty treats, be sure to go to her free tasting and consultation events! She'll be at JCrew Bridal in Soho on January 23rd!

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