A wedding cake baker has just revealed a hack that #WeddingTok is calling brilliant — and leaving some viewers feeling a little cheated.
@IMakeWeddingCakes recently gained more than 15 million views and 1.8 million likes when it uploaded footage of a money-saving trick that couples on a budget will appreciate.
Anyone planning a wedding knows how quickly things can go sideways — as in the case of this bride whose hot mic caught her making an embarrassingly “crass” joke to the groom — which is why @IMakeWeddingCakes‘ trick is so brilliant: It takes enormous pressure off the ceremonial wedding cake (and puts much-needed money back in couples’ pockets).
In the viral video — captioned “Could you tell?” — @IMakeWeddingCakes demonstrates how couples can save money on their ceremonial cake — while still delivering on the “wow” factor for guests.
While the baker’s cake appears to be an elaborate seven-tier cake, it’s actually all an illusion — a very convincing one.
With this trick, couples would still be able to slice into an ornate cake for the ceremonial cutting — but they would serve their guests from a much cheaper sheet cake.
In a follow-up video, @IMakeWeddingCakes gives viewers a closer look at its process, this time with a fondant-covered, one-tier cake.
Some were stumped by the functionality of the cake. “How do they know where to cut it?” one user asked.
“It’s marked!” the bakery replied.
‘Imagine cutting the wrong spot’
TikTokers were stunned by the baker’s clever money-saving trick.
“2k cakes made at $30. Amazing,” one user wrote.
Others shared their own experience with illusionary wedding cakes.
“I did this for my wedding for the cake cutting ceremony and photos. It was wheeled in the back for ‘cutting’ and sheet cake served 😉🤫,” wrote one user, whose comment was liked over 103,000 times.
“My mom and dad did this at their wedding in 1992. More people should do it if they want to reduce costs,” another user wrote.
Some TikTokers weren’t sure how well they’d be able to pull off the fake cake trick.
“I’d forget where the real piece is and eat frosted styrofoam to save face,” one user joked.
“Imagine cutting the wrong spot 😂,” laughed another user.
Some TikTokers didn’t like the idea of being cheated out of expensive cake at someone’s wedding.
“I don’t go to obnoxious weddings to eat Walmart sheet cake 😤 I want fancy looking expensive wedding cake 😂,” one user wrote.
“Im a pastry snob, and if i get some trash costco sheet cake instead of a delicious expensive for nothing cake imma trip 🤣,” commented another.
Considering the average price of weddings in the U.S. — more than $29,000 in 2023, according to wedding planning platform Zola — couples will no doubt be glad to pinch a few pennies wherever they can, even if it leaves guests feeling slightly cheated.
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