Something I saw at the bridal fair that puzzled me at the time: the tiny (but perfect!) wedding cakes. Were they for really small weddings? They seemed to be about enough for 20 or 30 people … but very few weddings are that small. (Trust me, as someone who has tried, it’s almost impossible to keep a wedding that small.)
I would have asked, but none of the vendors were available to talk at that moment. So … I remained mystified, until this post on Arkansas Bride’s blog from the pastry chef at The Capital Hotel. Pastry Chef Tandra Watkins talks about saving money by having one small cake for the bride and groom to cut, and then having large sheet cakes (which are less expensive) for the majority of the guests. Of course, when I read this I remembered that I had seen it done before — at Kristy and Ryan’s wedding — but my attention was probably distracted by the awesomeness of their groom’s cake.
Some of my favorites at the bridal fair were by Tracy Cakes:
What I love about this is that it doesn’t sacrifice style in the name of trimming the budget! These cakes were so beautiful and eye-catching, that they were the first thing to draw my attention at the booth.