Post # 1
Are you out of your ever-lovin’ mind?! That’s what left my mouth when we were told prices for wedding cakes at our local bakery. Okay, so it didn’t come out my mouth but I was yelling it in my head! trust me, you don’t want to know. Let’s just say I could buy myself enough Victoria Secret brah’s to fill my dresser drawer! It’s a big drawer…I still hadn’t wiped the shocked look off my face an hour later.
My groom still really wants a cake so we’ve compromised. We will get a small 2-layer cake for the cutting and cupcakes for the guest’s. I’ve been to a few wedding’s where they’ve done this and thought it was a nice idea for budget minded people. Which I am!
This weekend my sister, mother and I went to my cousin’s baby shower and she had cupcakes for dessert. They were awesome! They had hippo’s and lion’s and monkeys made out of frosting on top. I instantly thought about what I wanted on my cupcakes. It was the lion. From a distance I could’ve swore it was a sunflower! Well, now I want Gerber Daisies!!!! It’s my favorite flower and I’m hoping to have them in my bouquet:)
Here’s a picture of some that I’ve found on line:
I couldn’t find any Gerber’s but I’m still looking. I’m hoping someone would be willing to do them or I’m getting my sister drunk and conning her into helping me so she can’t back out. Bahahaha, ik, I’m bad:/
Post # 3
@Candlestick: I’ve been thinking about a small cake to cut and then cupcakes. If you don’t mind my asking, what is the price diff between cake andcupcakes?
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Post # 5
In my area, depending where you go, cupcakes run between $6 a dozen (Wal-Mart/Grocery chain), $12 a dozen (local bakery), and up to $22 a dozen (cupcake only shops that specialize in awesome out of the world inspired cupcakes).
I personally am going with Wal-Mart cupcakes because they’re affordable and I love them. They will also be doing a small 2 tier cake to put on top so fiance and I will have something to cut and just tie in the look of our cake tower.
I think total cost of our ‘cake’ will run about $300. That includes roughly 225 cupcakes, 2 tier cake on top, plus the cupcake tower stand.
The original cake I wanted was a 3 tier cake from a bakery about 40 mins away, awesome freaking cake but after tax, and delivery, it was going to run us alittle over $800.
No way is my cake going to cost more than my dress! So I went the other route for cupcakes, and plus we don’t have to worry about someone serving the cake, guest can go up and pick their own (we’re having 4 flavors).
Post # 6
I’m doing all the desserts myself. There are a MILLION tutorials online and once you get the hang of it cupcakes are effortless! If you decide to use fondant or gumpaste for the toppers (or homemade marshmallow fondant), you can also do it ahead of time and store in an airtight container. Wilton sells the daisy cutters too and they teach classes on how to do that specific daisy (you could just buy the kit too). Worth a look if you have time to spare before your wedding since it could save you TONS.
Post # 7
@LavenderBride24: Cakes in my area are upwords of $800 for 3 tiers and that’s for an old school cake whereas I can get 20 cupcakes for $22 at a local bakery.
Post # 8
@julies1949: OMG!!!!! I looove the second picture! It’s almost exactly like what I had in my head.. Thank you so much:)
Post # 9
I had a baker do mine and I paid $90 for 100 red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and a small 6 inch cake for hte top of my stand.
You have to look around though, because I was getting quotes for simple 6 inch cakes from wedding bakers and they wanted to charge me $40-$70!!!
I found grocery stores or hobby bakers to be the best priced.
Post # 10
I am all for cupcakes, cake is only pretty until it is cut up, cupcakes still look pretty on the plate. And it is just as easy to eat one with a fork if one doesn’t want to eat it with your fingers. Our cupcakes were like $1.25 a piece and we had a bigger variety of flavors than we could in a cake.
Post # 11
When you say the word “Wedding” people’s head are filled with $$$! It’s ridiculous! It’s just a CAKE, like birthday cake that you buy for $50 but the same cake runs $400 because it has “wedding” attached to it! I would go for the grocery stores instead of actual bakeries. I am having cupcakes too, but want a Bride cake and a Groom cake, so I think I will have to bake my own…
Post # 12
@HeavyMetalMomma: I’m making my desserts too
Post # 13
@happyface: my thoughts exactly
I wonder what would happen if you ordered a 2 tier white a ‘birthday cake’ with lots of white flowers on it and no writing…. totally worth calling to see.
Post # 14
I’m taking the advice and looking for tutorials on line for decorating.
Post # 15
These were the cupcakes at the baby shower!