Second Wedding – Affordable Cake Suggestions?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

phillygal70:  You could always just do a homemade dessert table instead of one cake.  Since you’re not wanting anything fancy, I would also check with your local grocery store or Costco for options.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Grocery bakerie’s are a great way to go! When we were looking into it they were only like $100 and had all sizes.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

$300 for a 50 person cake still works out to $6 a serving. That’s not exorbitant. I did cupcakes for a sorority sister’s wedding and charged $5 per cupcake, and that barely allowed me to break even.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

phillygal70:  I second grocery store or costco. They have very affordable sheet cakes. You could also do three regular cakes from a bakery for half the cost of a wedding cake.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

no cake! 🙂 alternative dessert?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

A lot of bakers will offer to make a small pretty cake for the cutting, and a sheet cake in the same flavor that gets cut and plated in the kitchen – that could bring the price down to something a little more affordable.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

my mom, grandma, and aunt made all my cakes (we bought various flavored extracts so there woudl be different flavor options) – we had a total of 11 large plus all the small ones and they spent a total of about $120 for a 150 guest wedding. it was perfect!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We did a cupcake tower with a small cake on top!  It was under $200.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

These cake people are OUT OF THEIR MINDS!!!!

phillygal70:  We went to a local grocery store because they were the “cheapest.” & as it turned out, they were the cheapest….My cake still costs $1,189…but if your local grocery store does cakes maybe try them. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

phillygal70:  i tried to go cheaper (i leave on the other side west coast) but i couldnt find one. it was crazy!!! 600 for a frostingless cake? are you serious. so i had a friend do and i was so glad i did. to be honest my friend and sister were arguing about who would make it . too much cake drama. but really we all barly touched it. i had like one bite and so did DH. the only time we really ate our cake was our anniversary. do you have a friend or anyone who can just make it? lots of people enjoy that sort of thing.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

stephncollins:  

I agree. The cake for our vow renewal will cost nearly $200 and we are having less than 35 guests. 

phillygal70:  

You can try a cupcake tower or buy several cakelets from the grocery store.

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