Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2012 - the Columns Hotel
where are you getting your wedding cakes from? if you don’t mind sharing- what is your price point and what are you getting for that?
thanks ladies! i’m about to start scheduling tastings, so would appreciate any reccs.
Post # 3
My venue and many others includes the cake in the package and works with 2 local bakeries that they get wholesale pricing from. Hope that makes sense… its an option to ask your venue if it can be included in your package. Of course, in that case, you have to love their vendor.
Post # 4
I lucked out and am getting a great cake for $2 a serving from an old baker who is trying to build good word of mouth. He owned a bakery years ago and just re-opened up shop several months ago. His cakes are great – he gave us a whole 9″ round to take home, and I am not ashamed to say I ate it all up over a few days! (It’s Berg’s Bakery in Medford Oregon if anyone’s wondering.) For that I’m getting a 3 tier chocolate cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting, simply decorated with real flowers.
Cakes here normally go for $3 – $3.50 a serving, with the second place in our cake search being a fancy mix of different chocolates possible peanut butter flavors, beautifully decorated, for $3.25 a serving.
Edit – Sorry, didn’t see that this was in a “Local” subforum until after I posted. Good luck with your cake search!
Post # 5
@archer: Our venue (City Park – Pavilion of Two Sisters) uses Haydel’s for the cake included in our package…but we really really didn’t like the taste of their cakes or the service (my Fiance is a pastry chef and they tried to tell him they couldn’t use certain flavors b/c of cake stability when he definitely knows better). We also tried Swiss Confectionary and we were not pleased with them either.
Our favorites were Royal Cakery in New Orleans East and La Louisiane on Jefferson Hwy. Royal Cakery had the best cake by far, but their prices were very high (they quoted us $800 for a basic 3 tiered cake with scroll work on it – deliver and set up charges not included). For the same cake design, La Louisiane charged $525 and includes delivery. La Louisiane’s cake was also delicious and unlike Haydel and Swiss allowed for flavors other than white cake.
Post # 6
I got my cake from Flour Power. We got the faux gateaux cake and it worked out to be around $3.30/slice. Originally I had planned to get the cake from Haydel’s, but didn’t even bother to go to the tasting after Flour Power. People are still raving about our cake which was white chocolate strawberry shortcake. Ronda was great to work with too.
Post # 7
I’m getting mine as a gift from my Maid/Matron of Honor from her Mom who is starting up a cake business. I’m super excited because she is really talanted.. I think the estimated price would have been around $400 ish?? But I’m not 100% certain because I’m not paying for it. And I’m sure her Mom is going to not charge her for anything other than supplies
Post # 8
I’ve grown up with cakes from Haydel’s and have always had great experiences with them. It was included in our catering package, so we only had to pay for the extras we wanted – gum paste magnolias and a pearl finish.
Post # 9
We’re going with Haydel’s too, but mostly out of loyalty because we’ve been eating the cakes our whole life. They’re sort of a New Orleans tradition. Their King Cakes are where it’s at though. I thought the wedding cake was good, but nothing spectacular. Their grooms cakes are also really cute and my fiance saw one that he loved, so we were set. We got the grooms cake (to feed 75 people) and the wedding cake (to feed 200) for right around $600 total, I believe. We also ordered King Cakes for our seafood boil rehearsal dinner and those were about $75 to feed 50 people.