A case of the wedding cake blues.

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@memleyxx:  I’ve definitely read about brides who have had Costco cakes. I personally love them, and if you like them then it seems like a good compromise. However, don’t give up on a wedding cake just yet. You can always get a smaller show cake with a couple of tiers and decorated beautifully for display and cutting then have sheetcakes in the back for serving. Also, check out Craigslist to see if there are any talented but unknown bakers out there. Is there a culinary school anywhere nearby? You can check out the possibilities there as well. Good luck!

Post # 4
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@memleyxx:  I hear you on cake prices!  I learned that the design/detail can drive up a price exponentially.  Try to keep it more simple, something that can be piped instead of fondant created to keep the price down.  I personally love Publix cakes.  Or maybe you know someone who bakes?  There are tons of options out there and you will get your beautiful cake.

Post # 5
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Our cake was priced at $4/person, and it ended up being between $300-400.  I actually thought that was really cheap.  Not sure what you were expecting…I love the lace cakes too but this is what we ended up with.  In the end, I cared about a lot of other things more than the cake.  I loved our cake and thought it was perfect!  It was a total surprise too.  I had no idea what it was going to look like, except I knew it’d be round and 3 tiers.

Post # 7
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@memleyxx:  On top of the cake cost, a lot of caterers charge by the plate to cut your cake as well! It’s definitely a huge racket. i hope you can find something that works for you!

Post # 8
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@memleyxx:  You could always have a smaller cake made “for show” and then use a sheet cake to pass out. A lot of venues do this anyway and it will probably save you money

Post # 10
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018



Hopefully it’s perfect for you guys

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