My fiance and I would like to have a somewhat large cake at our wedding for picture purposes (~4 tiers), but since we plan to have over 300 people at our reception, we don't want to spend a ton of money on the cake. We're considering getting a 'fake' wedding cake, with a single 'real cake' layer for the cake cutting, and then serving sheet cakes to our guests. We realize that the majority of the cake cost is due to the labor of decorating the cakes (real or fake), but I would think that going this route would save some money.
Do you ladies have any experience with this, or do you know of any bakeries in the Denver area that make 'mostly-faux' wedding cakes?? Thanks!