Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Cake’
I consider myself a mild foodie, I shop at the farmer's market almost weekly, and I go out of my way to avoid trans fats.
However, my husband and I were recently in North Carolina visiting family and we went to a local Walmart, walked down the snack aisle and couldn't resist the Hostess Cupcakes. I probably hadn't had one in twenty years. But I have to admit, it was pretty darn tasty. That's why when I saw these pictures I had to post them.
Twinkies bring back a lot of good memories for me because they were my snack of choice in elementary school before my mother unfortunately discovered health food. So I know if I were at a wedding and someone served me a Twinkie cake, I'd love it. I'd probably go home, blog about it immediately and call all my friends and say, "You're not going believe what they served!" And I promise you, I'd never forget that wedding.
That's a lot of impact for a cake that costs $60.
If you go to the Hostess website, they'll even show you how to make one.
This is a brilliant cost-saving idea. Let's say you're throwing a party and want one of those beautiful designer cakes but don't want to spend the money, what do you do? Buy a fake cake instead.
The fake cakes are covered in fondant, which is what cake designers use, but underneath it, pure Styrofoam. And the idea is this... At your party, everyone gets to marvel at your beautiful cake, but then when it's time to eat it, it gets taken to the kitchen to be "cut" and instead you serve a much less expensive sheet cake in the same colors in it's place.
You can even make one of the tiers real cake so if it's a wedding, you can do the cake cutting ceremony and no one will know the difference. And the cost savings... One of these cakes costs about $250. A real designer cake costs about $2,500.
Like I said, brilliant.