Good morning! We’re kicking off this Wednesday the best way we know how… with a giveaway, of course! We’ve teamed up with the oh-so-lovely Randi of Cinnamonbirds to offer a bird cake topper to one lucky couple. Customize your birdies with custom accessories like a veil, veil flower, bow tie, or buttons! You can also request your colors for the body and underbelly of the birds. What a cute prize for yourself (or gift for an engaged friend!) Get the full scoop below.
Win a Bird Cake Topper
One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a bird cake topper that looks like this:
o Enter between 3/18/15-3/24/15 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: One (1) Bird Cake Topper from CinnamonBirds o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected o Free shipping included to the U.S. o No purchase necessary o Winner has 3 months to claim prize o Prize value: $50 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Psst. Are you looking for a cake topper? Well, you’re in luck: we’ve found adorable bird cake toppers for you today! Did you get around to subscribing yet? We know you’re busy but it’s the best way to stay connected. Just sayin’.
Are you planning a spring or summer wedding with a bird theme? (See our post on how to plan a bird themed wedding.) Then you are going to love these cute crochet bird cake toppers we spotted over at Mave Crochet. They’re totally customized, which means you can add a veil for the bride or a tuxedo for the groom; you can even pick colors to coordinate with your palette. Take a look at our handpicked favorites below!
Are you wondering if fake wedding cakes can really look the part? In this post, you’ll find out and see if a fake cake is the right choice for you. Subscribe so you don’t miss future cake-inspired posts like this one!
Are you a bride who loves cake, but you loathe the idea of spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on a wedding cake? Do you have a specific vision in mind, but you think it would be too complicated or too expensive? Or perhaps you’re planning a summer wedding and you don’t want to worry about your cake standing the humid, hotter-than-hot temps outdoors. If you said yes to any of these, one of these fake wedding cakes might be the right choice for you.
A fake wedding cake is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a display that is made entirely of Styrofoam and gumpaste, fabric, or fondant. It is designed to look like a real cake.
Can You Still Do a Cake Cutting?
Yes! Many fake wedding cakes are designed to have a ‘slice’ removed, so it looks more realistic. Or, we’ve seen some cakes that are three tiered, with the top being the only ‘real’ cake (the bottom two are dummies). You can have a small one-tiered cake made just for you and set it aside. It’s not exactly the same, but you get the idea.
Will Anyone Know the Difference?
Probably not. I mean, it’s not like anyone is going to actually go up and touch it. In fact, many guests totally miss the cake at the beginning of the reception anyway, and the cake cutting happens almost immediately (right before dinner). And many times, a couple will have a really gorgeous wedding cake, but it’s not big enough to feed everyone. That’s because there are sheet cakes in the kitchen, and your caterers will be serving cake to guests from the sheet cake anyway. So, who will know?
How Are They Used?
Fake wedding cakes (also known as faux cakes or dummy cakes) have been used for years in photo shoots, but couples are using them at their reception, too. These cakes will stand up through any weather, any amount of time, and you don’t have to worry about keeping it covered or away from bugs and direct sunlight.
Fake Wedding Cakes: 12 Realistic Examples
Now that you know more about what fake wedding cakes are, we can show you the pretties that we found! Now, not all fake wedding cakes are created equally, so if you’re going to pick one be careful. You’ll want to pick one that actually looks real so it wont look hokey or cheap. On our quest, we found some of the prettiest fake wedding cakes that ever existed! These look real… but they’re totally faux.
We love to pop in to our Featured Artists’ shops and see what’s new. And with spring right around the corner, there are TONS of new items being added to The Marketplace every day! One of our favorite new finds comes from Ready Go who is known for its signature banner-style cake toppers and signs. We’re loving their collection of cake toppers that look like you, personalized with your choice of attire, skin color, hair color, eye color, and more. Here are just a few examples that we spotted… and you can see more in the shop. Enjoy!