That’s right â€” a newÂ business allows couples to rent decoratedÂ plastic foamÂ wedding cakes for less than half the cost of the same cake made from scratch.
“They’re covered in exactly what a real cake would be covered in â€” fondant and gum paste,” said Kimberly Aya, owner of Fun Cakes. “The only difference is the inside. Nobody can tell.”
Aya did her research and launched cakerental.com in March. Working in fondant and gum paste as opposed to traditional frosting makes the cakes durable and reusable, she said.
“That frosting will last forever,” she said. “I keep them all covered up in plastic bags to keep them all dust free.”
Aya has a secret spot on the cake reserved for one real slice of cake for the bride and groom. It is slipped into place, at the base layer and under the fondant sugar paste frosting.
“So they can cut that at the ceremony and feed each other wedding cake,” she said.
And normally, the cake then is wheeled to the kitchen to have it cut and served. So guests don’t need to know the rest of the cake was fake.