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How to Get a Beautiful Wedding Cake on a Budget

Learn what to do if you can't afford a big wedding cake from celebrity wedding planner Barbara Esses in this Howcast video.


My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding.

There's an old adage the bigger is not better. Wedding cakes today have become extremely economically difficult, they're quite expensive when they're four and five and six tiers. But one can have an absolutely beautiful wedding be a single tier, a double tier, a bunch of small cakes put together presented on some sort of levels. And one can do cake that is beautiful, not expensive, not huge, because what you do then is you bake pans of sheet cakes enough to serve all the guests, those will be in the kitchen and after your cake is cut, those would come out. You can put the cake on a high top table, on some kind of interesting stand; so that the cake itself is not big it doesn't mean that it wouldn't have some sort of height. You can light it from far, you can light it from underneath, many, many ways to take a small cake and make it look absolutely fabulous with enough cake in the kitchen to feed the entire guests.

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