Category: reception

Fake Wedding Cakes That Actually Look Real

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.

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glam fete by bri

What are faux wedding cakes?

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.


left, right: glam fete by bri

left: glam fete by bri | right: owlishnesses


left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art


left, right: sugar on top sugar art


left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art


left: sugar on top sugar art | right: glam fete by bri

Would you pick a fake wedding cake instead of a real one? Why or why not?

xo
-E.

30 Best DIY Wedding Projects (+ Giveaway!)

Looking for the best DIY wedding projects? You’ve found them right here! Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed so you never miss a post. Plus, there’s a giveaway inside this post… don’t miss it!

Get ready to roll up your sleeves, lovelies! Today we’re highlighting (thirty!) best diy wedding projects and kits we’ve found to inspire you. Whether you’re a crafting beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something here for everyone! Plus, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Paperlaced to offer some DIY supplies (twine for invitations, favors, and more!) to help you on your next project. You’re really going to love what we’ve found… just wait until you see the paper flower bouquet, it’s amazing! I want to try it myself. Enjoy!

P.S. The giveaway is at the bottom, be sure to scroll down to see it!

30 Best DIY Wedding Projects

1. Make your own paper flower backdrop

paper flower backdrop | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by paperflora

2. Make your own invitations

printable diy wedding invitations | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-

by e.m. papers

3. Make your own bamboo beach ceremony arch

diy beach wedding arch | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by beach wedding supply

4. Make your own whimsical decor


by cocosailore

5. Make your own wedding program fans

diy wedding programs | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by fair skies design

6. Make your own paper flower bouquet

diy paper flower bouquet | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by sunny and stumpy

New Trend: Sparkly Sequin Letter in Gold or Silver

At Emmaline Bride, one of our goals is to share the latest + greatest handmade wedding trends + finds, along with Real Wedding ideas. So, when we stumbled upon this ultra-sparkly sequin letter over at Miss Poppy Design, it pretty much stopped us in our tracks. We’ve see monogram letters done over, and over, and over againburlap covered, fabric covered, yarn covered, etc. But sequin-covered? Now that’s new — and we’re on board with this sparkly, festive detail. Use it as a decor piece at your bridal shower, bachelorette bash, or at your wedding. Who wouldn’t love to re-purpose this pretty piece in her home office after the big day? I know I’m already scheming a way to fit it into EB Headquarters. I mean, we could always use more gold in our office, am I right? And just like coffee and lipstick and pretty high heels, a girl can never have too much sparkly gold decor. That’s my motto anyway. Enjoy!

Sequin Letter

I love it in gold…

gold sequin letter

sequin letter in gold

… but it’s pretty in silver, too, if that’s your metallic of choice!

sequin letter

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See the full sparkly collection right here.

xo
-E.