Do wedding cakes have fake tiers?

Question Asked: 20/03/2019 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

Most Helpful Response

Sweet Mayada Cakes


(5) Posted: 23/05/2019

It sure can. Once again up to what customer wants. For an impressive cake with many tiers polystyrene is definitely a good alternative. 

(7) Posted: 12/04/2019

Wedding cakes can include fake tiers but only upon request.

Fake tiers are generally used when a couple would like a much bigger wedding cake than required for their number of guests attending their wedding!

I hope this answers your question!

Kind regards,

All Occassion Cakes

Double s for Sweetness!

Brown Sugar Cakes

Newcastle, Hunter valley and central coast region

(26) Posted: 10/04/2019

Yes they do , so it doesnt limit the size or shape that your after regardless the amount of guests.

Cakes By Rosa

Croydon Nth

(6) Posted: 27/03/2019

Yes you can ,I have had alot of brides whom like the idea of a big beautiful cake,

but only have small amount of guests , so this helps them in both ways,

Cakes by Judyc


(19) Posted: 25/03/2019

at Cakes by Judyc we dont do fake cakes mainly because sometime you still have to get the fake cake custom cut to suit a beautiful cake 

we feel its best to stick with the cake as we dont like our brides and grooms to be dissappointed on their special day. a fake cake doesnt make your wedding cake cheaper as we still have to decorate the same. spmetimes when looking for that extra height there are lots of beautiful cake stands now that will give you lovely cake a lift :) Judyc

Jean Palmer Cakes

Sydney & Surrounding Suburbs

(3) Posted: 22/03/2019

Yes, they can have fake tiers, depending upon the number of tiers you want in your cake and the number of guests you are  having.  Another consideration is whether you will be serving the wedding cake as part of dessert or finger size with coffee.

Nikos Cakes


(230) Posted: 22/03/2019

Wedding cakes can have fake tiers depending on the size.  This also assures nothing happening to the cake when it is a 5 - 7 tiers tall. The cake will still need to be decorated, having fake tiers does not mean it will be more cost effective.

Passion for Cakes

Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Surrounding Areas

(70) Posted: 22/03/2019

Yes they can have.

It depends how many people you are catering for and how many tiers you would like. You may have a small wedding for 30pax but would like a 4 tier cake....then a few of the tiers will be fake.

Fake tiers are not a "cheap" option as they are still iced and decorated.

Studio E Cakes Tawonga

Albury / Wodonga / North East Victoria

(0) Posted: 21/03/2019

Hello there,

My cakes do not have fake tiers as the clients always want to eat or save their tiered cakes. However, if a clent wanted  a specific  look in their cake and did not want to purchase the full cost of an edible tier/s, then a fake cake can be decorated to create the required image at a reduced price.

I hope this information is helpful f or you and please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

With kind regards

Elene Wood

Studio E Cakes Tawonga

Fondant Features

Perth & Surroundings

(17) Posted: 21/03/2019

They sure can! Some brides want a big cake but do not have many guests or the cake is only being served for coffee and cake, therefor a dummy tier or two is a perfect option!

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