Before Nearly Newlyweds made renting a wedding dress trendy, Kimberly Aya was helping brides and grooms save money on another major wedding day expense – the cake. A professional cake decorator who at one time owned a specialty shop in Europe, Aya began renting fake cakes to clients in 2007 after launching CakeRental.com
Fun with Styrofoam
The cakes, made of Styrofoam and covered in fondant and gum paste, are both durable and reusable and most importantly, affordable. Prices range from $150.00 for a basic, three-tiered, pre-designed cake to $250.00 for a custom designed cake. Each cake, according to the company’s website, is a piece of art that gives brides peace of mind. With a fake cake, there is no worry of slipping or falling and the cake will never go bad. Additionally, Aya makes sure to look over every handcrafted cake before it leaves to shop to ensure it is perfect for the couple’s special day.
FunCakes Causes a Media Frenzy
Since launching the company, Aya has done dozens of interviews and has been featured on several television networks or radio programs including CNN, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, TLC, BBC, and CBS’ The Early Show. Aya’s cakes were also featured in the Hollywood blockbuster The Hangover. Over the years, Aya has also worked with several notable brands and organizations including Domino’s Pizza, Macy’s, American Cancer Society, Martha Stewart, Budweiser, and Comcast.
For more information on FunCakes or to contact the company regarding their rental cake options, visit its website at www.cakerental.com.