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Why We Still Love Large Wedding Cakes


Many couples are choosing alternative wedding cakes, like cupcakes, pies and other desserts. These couples are overlooking the many advantages that come with a large wedding cake. A big, extravagant wedding cake can make a big, extravagant statement.

The Wow-Factor

When you choose your dress, you consider your guests’ reactions. You want them to be in awe. The same should go for your wedding cake! Make a statement with your cake! Incorporate the colors of your wedding in a creative way! Your guests will appreciate the beauty as well as the taste.

With a larger cake, you can really design it and make it your own. You may not be able to customize a smaller cake just how you would like.

“One downside of a smaller cake is it limits how elaborate of a style cake you can have,” said Rito’s Italian Bakery. “If you really want a show piece you have to go big or go home.”

Wedding Cakes | Ali and Garrett Photography | As seen on

Ali and Garrett Photography

It’s Your Day

Choosing just one flavor can be hard. That’s why some couples opt for cupcakes. This way, you can display many flavors and please everyone! However, this is your day. Having tons of little cupcakes in all different flavors could really lose the “wow” factor that comes with having a big cake.

If you want a 6-tier carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, you should have exactly what you want! Would you get a different flavor cake on your birthday to please your guests? This is YOUR day! It’s okay if Aunt Linda hates carrot cake. You can’t make everyone happy.

The Cost

If you’re concerned about the cost of a large wedding cake, there are several ways to cut back on the price.

Not everyone will have cake at your wedding. It is okay to have a cake made for 150-175 guests for a 200 guest wedding. This will cut back on the cost and the amount of leftovers you have to squeeze into your freezer. You can also pick flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and lemon. Common flavors like these tend to be less expensive.

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Orchard Photography

Although having dessert bars with many small options are convenient, some people might miss having an impressive statement cake at their reception.

“If individuals want to be different, I think down the road larger cakes are going to make a comeback,” Natalie’s said. “So why not start now?”

It is your wedding, this is the perfect time to celebrate with a glamorous, customized and unique dessert. Make your wedding cake an extravagant piece that will have your guests raving about it for years to come.


Looking for the perfect cake artist for your wedding? Check out our list of local bakeries and dessert connoisseurs, and get inspired with our favorite photos from Pinterest!


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