Is there anyway I can lower the cost of a wedding cake?
Use a fake bottom tier made from polystyrene- otherwise known as a dummy cake- with the real cake as the top tiers. Each tier will be decorated identically, so nobody will be able to tell the difference.
Bakery’s and supermarkets have wonderful ranges of already made cakes that can either be used as is or you can ask for the base and decorate the cake yourself – get the “girls” together and turn it into a fun night in.
Stick to traditional cake shapes; round being the most traditional. Square, rectangle and other geometric shapes will be more expensive as they are more difficult to ice.