Rent – a – Wedding-Cake!

Is this the new trend in budget weddings?

The wedding cake is my favorite part of the wedding. It’s often a work of art that I cannot bear to watch as it is chopped up into pieces and served to all the guests. I always take a photo of the cake.

This new trend has me very perplexed. Is this a real thing? A fake cake? It looks legit, it looks delicious. However, this work of art is made of foam! Yes a foam wedding cake!

As an officiant in San Diego, I belong to several wedding groups. Recently a local vendor posted a photo of an amazing wedding eight tier cake towering up to the heavens, and the caption says Fake Wedding Cake for Rent. I had to click it.

That is when I learned that this is a real thing! Apparently the way it works is:

Cost is $500.00. Display wedding cake made of foam and covered with edible fondant.

Price includes real sheets of cake, delivery and pick up.

The fake one will be displayed at the event in front of guests. The real cake sheets will be cut in the back and served to the guests.

There is a discount if there is no cake needed, as some venues supply dessert.


I will be recommending this option to my couples on a budget, I think it’s one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Who says we can’t have a cake in the style of Prince William and Kate Middleton (above)?