Cakes as centerpieces. Am I CRAZY?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What should I do for centerpieces
    do the cake centerpieces and swallow the huge cost : (0 votes)
    do cake centerpieces but shop around until you find someone cheaper : (32 votes)
    78 %
    do a tiered cake and floral centerpieces : (7 votes)
    17 %
    other (suggestions welcome!) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Honey-Bee:  you can have a tired caked and serve cake pieces to tables so that people will eat. Actually that’s what most of weddings I went to do. I’m planning to do so and I just went to a wedding did the same too and there were not many cakes left at all. Of course, you get to spend some cost for serving but it’s nice for many reasons. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    That is a crazy price.  Have you talked with your local grocerery stor?  They always have those size cakes on display for a lot less than that. You could negotiate the delivery price.

    Maybe a 2-tier stand with 8 cupcakes instead (as another suggestions)?

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That seems like an insane price, especially since you still need some kind of cake stands or serving plates.

    Post # 7
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    42522 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Any local grocery store bakery could provide you with cakes.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Go to a grocery store for this little centerpiece cakes. It’s a great idea, but that quote is insanity.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    seriously that is way too much. dont you have a wonderful friend out there who is somewhat baking savvy that could help you make some simple cakes? If not the grocery store suggestion seems reasonable. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What about cupcakes instead?  It would be nice looking, and it would eliminate the need to cut the cake.  

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I also would shop around more for the cakes. I love this idea though and it could save you $$ in the long run since cake centerpieces double as dessert and replace flowers! Win.

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Honey-Bee:  Can’t you have a close friend or family member pick them up and deliver to the venue? Someone with an SUV so all the boxes can lie flat? It would take an hour tops.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Where do you live? Here in the SE, I would have my local grocery chain store do it (Publix) for probably $10-12 apiece. But then, they are known for their wonderful bakery, particularly their cakes. If you can get it cheaper than the INSANE prices you were quoted, it’s a really cute idea!

    Edit-Just saw your reply that you’re an hour away from the nearest town, so the grocery store idea won’t work. 🙁

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Honey-Bee:  Is there a really helpful groomsman (or two) that would be willing to drive to the grocery store to pick up the cakes you ordered beforehand and deliver them to your venue? 

    Men never need as much time as the ladies to get ready adn why not put them to work to keep them busy? Wink

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Honey-Bee:  $50-$60 a cake is not that bad for centerpieces when compared to florals which can run upwards of $100. Especially when you would have to buy a cake anyway. My wedding cake was $1600 so your individual table cakes are still less than that to give you some numbers for comparison.

    My only concern is that people would cut into them early and ruin your look.

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