(Closed) A little confused…

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow – that cake is so pretty! I don’t blame you for wanting her for your wedding. Most cakes are like $4 – $5 per serving I think, and it’s more for fondant than buttercream. Your cake above looks like fondant.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

First, how many guests are you planning on having?  The cake you just posted could feed like 450 people.  We’re having about 120 and doing two layers plus a sheet cake.

To answer your question, yes that cake can be done in buttercream and I actually think the pic you posted is buttercream.  But I think this is waaaaaaaaay too much cake – and it’ll cost you a pretty penny.  Maybe you could do a smaller version, or have it be a fake cake and you serve slices of sheet cake from the back room?

Post # 7
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8449 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The woman who is doing our cake just has a flat rate depending on what type of icing you’re doing, and then she bases the deposit amount on the approximate amount of people you’re going to be serving. Some charge extra for fancy-dancy fondant decorations and such but that really just depends on the person.

Post # 10
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46465 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Send her the pic and ask for an estimate. Tell her you need enough cake for 50 guests. Some of the cake could be styrofoam covered with frosting if you don’t need that much cake.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@lindseyl06:  Honestly I dont think they’re going to be much less expensive than a tiered cake – the only difference is that they’re not stacking the tiers before delivering the finished cake- but they’re spending more time decorating, which is where the $ comes into play.  Even with styrofoam you’re still going to be charged for their time to decorate so sometimes a people find its almost as expensive as real cake.

Just reach out to your baker and ask for an estimate, it’s better to know now  🙂

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