- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
Okay here’s the current results of my research in the cake process. FYI we are marrying in Iowa, we live in Texas, and we won’t be in Iowa until the week before the wedding so no time for most places to allow tasting and last minute decisions.
The deal here is frosting. Fiance and I are both not big fans of buttercream. It’s just too nauseatingly sweet for our liking. We don’t HATE it but .. well.. just kind of “ugh” and when we have any cake with buttercream we both scrape most of it off and just eat the cake. We hate fondant but are okay with it being only the flowers since the flowers are not all over with the design we want.
We wanted cream cheese icing.
We are finding bakeries in and around the town we are marrying in and still hope that IDEALLY we’ll be able to find one in the town (tiny town) that can do what we want with a cream cheese frosting. So that is the GOAL.
But as of right now we haven’t found that. There are two within an hour drive. Both have aweseome references and reviews and have good flavors and fillings, both can do cream cheese fillings. NEITHER will do cream cheese frosting! WTF?
Okay so we’ve found other bakeries that will do all we want, but those are ALL at minimum 2 hours from the town where we are marrying, which would mean a 4 hour round trip to get the cake the day before the wedding. Those other bakeries all offer cream cheese frosting as an option… and they are all significantly more money.
One particular baker has a ton of flavor options, cream cheese as a filling, buttercream frosting, is an hour away, and is almost half the cost of the others that are farther away. $1.80 a slice vs. $3.00-3.50!!
So my question is, would you personally just suck it up and deal with the less-than-ideal frosting to save that much money? Are we really going to care when it is all said and done that it wasn’t “perfect” in flavor, as long as it looks awesome and the cake itself is good and everyone else likes it?
That’s what I’m leaning towards. It could make a $100 difference (plus the time factor) and looking at my hair today, $100 would go a long way on giving me color that is not brassy and just nasty.