Finding ways to save on the wedding cake:

1. Instead of having a three course meal, serve your wedding cake for dessert. Although the wedding reception venue will charge a fee to plate the cake, it is usually cheaper than the cost of a third course.

2. Did you know a rectangular wedding cake will feed more people.

3. Just because you have 150 people at your wedding doesn't mean you need a wedding cake that will feed 150 wedding guests. Order a decorated wedding cake within your budget and bring in a larger, undecorated rectangular slab that you can serve to all your wedding guests.

4. Use the same filling used in your wedding cake as you do for the slab such as chocolate cake, butter cake or orange and poppy seed and serve with raspberry coulis, double cream or icecream and no one will know the difference!

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5. If you want a tall five or six tiered wedding cake to wow your guests, then use the unnatural wonder of iced polystyrene...don't look so shocked...cake makers have been doing it for years. Just remember when it comes to cutting the wedding cake know which layer is cake and which isn't!

6. Do-it-yourself. See if your local cake designer runs cake decorating classes or find a cooking school that does. Grab you mum and your bridesmaids for a bit of pre-wedding fun, and at the same time learn a new skill.

7. Cupcakes can be easy to make. Simply ice them and place on a hired or bought tiered stand. Cupcakes can also be easier to serve.

8. Ask a friend. If intricate icing is too hard to master then scan your wedding guest list to see if you have any cullinary artists in the mix.

9. A couple of fresh or silk flowers can be the icing on the cake you are looking for, browse our galleries for inspiration and ideas.

10. Buy a cake topper - the options are endless. There are personalised monograms, crystal embellishments, humorous cake toppers, look-a-like cake toppers and all sorts of wedding cake jewels to splash over your wedding cake. 

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