1. Amateur Bakers. You don’t have to hire your brother, nephew, or that weird kid across the street, but you SHOULD hire someone that is NOT a “professional baker” working in a private bakery.
This sort of individuals charge ridiculous sums of money for “special” cake, even if it’s not that extravagant much too. An at-home cake baking specialist — someone who is aspiring to become a private baker — will make incredibly cheap wedding cakes that taste equally as good as (if not a lot better than) super costly ones.
2. Grocery Stores. If its a smaller wedding with fewer guests, you could pop into your local grocery store and see what they have available. This kind of places have a wide selection of outstanding cakes and they will be FAR, FAR more affordable than if you went with a private bakery. Ask a few questions and see if you could get a cheap, custom cake order for your wedding.
3. Make It Yourself. Use an online e-guide about wedding cake making and do everything yourself. After 1 or 2 small practice cakes, you should be ready for the real deal. Making your own custom cake for the wedding will cost mere pennies per slice.
4. Rent Fake Cake. This option is becoming increasingly more popular for budget weddings, those of which REQUIRE cheap wedding cakes. The cake looks real, feels real, and even has a hidden compartment for a genuine piece of weding cake. Everyone will be fooled into eating simple sheet cake while the bride & groom save a fortune in the process.