Originally Posted by dsilvest
I am the lady from Canada who makes the fake cakes. The area that I live in isn't that big on real cakes. At least 50% of brides don't even have a cake any more because of the cost.
My least expensive cake is $50 to rent and the price goes up from there. I have about 25 different cakes to choose from and most of them are tone on tone. I can quickly change the look by adding ribbon and silk flowers. The best part is I really don't have to deal with bridezillas and because the cakes are artifical there is no last second stress. They are light and easy to transport fully assembled.
For the cake cutting a photo is taken "cutting" the faux cake and then they cut into a 4" cake that is decorated in a similar manner to their real cake.
The faux cake stays out the whole evening as a decoration. Most people have no idea that the cake is faux.
Having a faux cake isn't anything new. They have been around for 40+ years. You can set up the business without buying a franchise. You don't need the little compartment (patent pending) either.
I checked out your website- beautiful cakes
. I'd love to make faux cakes in my area. I respect people who are able to make these incredible, edible cakes but I also see the advantage of faux cakes. I've read about them before I became interested in cake decorating, the article said that they were popular in Japan, too. I can't have a home bakery but would love the chance to create beautiful faux cakes for people who are open to this alternative. I've been asked to makes wedding cakes but I declined. I tried to suggest a faux cake with sheet cakes from a bakery but they did not get the concept. I'm hoping to have the opportunity to make one for people to see. Thanks for sharing the info.