Cake Dilema!!!! Please Help!

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I guess the first question is…is there room in your budget for ~$400 toward a cake? I think that’s a reasonable price, but it really all comes down to your budget and what is most important to you and your FI. 🙂

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

If you don’t think people will eat the cake anyway and you’re having cheesecake as dessert, I’d just for-go the cake all together. I don’t think its worth having a cake you think is ugly for the sake of pictures or spending and extra $400 for a pretty cake for the sake of pictures. I’d maybe see if the venue can nix the cake and then use the amount alloted for it on something else?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Before you make any decisions, I would first find out two things: 1) will your venue permit you to bring an outside cake into the facility (many will not), and 2) if the venue WILL permit that, does the cake have to be made in a licensed, commercial kitchen (thereby ruling out the cake from the home-based business as a possibility.)  The last thing you want to do is to sign a contract with a cake vendor, commit to spending the money, and discover that you cannot even bring that cake into the reception venue.

Finally, I wanted to mention that $750 is about the same amount of money we paid for our cake five years ago, so I do not find that amount to be out of line for a three-tier, beautifully decorated cake.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If you’re going to spend money on the cake, there is only a $35 dollar difference between the awesome flavors and the basic flavors. I think the $390 cake would be instantly out of the running.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would personally spend $425 on the beautiful cake, but I love cake.  The cake you’ve selected is really detailed and that is a bargain price.  I agree with the other poster that there is no reason to even consider the $390 basic cake.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Many couples are foregoing the traditional towering wedding cake these days, in favor of a simple cake on an elevated stand. This is especially common when they are serving other desserts.

The top layer used to be saved for the first anniversary when wedding cakes were made of fruit cake which was well preserved in rum or brandy.  If you freeze a carrot cake for a year, it’s not going to be great tasting and will most likely have major freezer burn. You could ask your baker to make you a new small carror cake for your anniversary.

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