We had talked last time about cutting cake costs and I made a suggestion that I wanted to expand on.
I said Little Debbie was a brilliant inexpensive option to hiring a full-on baker for your cake. The numbers sided with me too, showing a difference between $500 (more traditional wedding tiered cake), a smaller tiered cake $37 plus a sheet cake $155, and changing out the sheet cake for Little Debbies.
And you totally made a face. I saw it from here.
It can seem like an impossible task: Getting the wedding cake for less than an arm and a leg. It can be done. So, I got a couple Little Debbie cakes and decided to show you the basic, easy, brilliant way they turn out, and offer a couple suggestions, to make them as unique as you are.
Aren’t They Cute?
I bought mine at the Walmart, posted for $2.19 a box, I got mine for $2.16. For 100 guests, you cut the cost from a $155 sheet cake, to $22. Doesn’t that just make you want to at least hear me out?
What Do You Get?
The average serving size per person is about 1.5″x1.5″ to 2″x2″ – this varies on the cake type but it’s generally in this area for portion sizes. The Little Debbies are 1.5″x1.5″.
These ones I got are all vanilla. I wanted just the basic model without modifications to show you just how easy and beautiful they are. *Not to mention EVERYONE loves Little Debbie’s*
It’s All About Accessories
All I did was get a cute little plate (this one is from my grandmother’s china collection that my mom keeps in the hutch. Do not tell her I got in there. She will kick my ass). I opened the package and placed it on the plate. I stepped out into the garden (again, don’t tell my mom) and picked a flower. I can’t even tell you what kind of flower it is. Assembly complete. It took all of 1 minute. It looks great. And it tastes great, too!
But I Got to be Me
Making things your own is a very important part of creating your one-of-a-kind day. And there are endless ways to do that!
- Ask your florist for left over flowers and greenery to top the cakes.
- Purchase toppers online.
- Use frosting to add color and dimention.
- Use jimmies and sprinkles to jazz it up.
- Top with sparklers for lighting when you make your exit.
- Purchase clay figurines to top the cakes and double as wedding favors.
And the list goes on and on. You have an additional $133 to play with to make them exactly how you want them. Be creative. Express yourself. Be merry!