(Closed) A tiny bit sad about our cake

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Bummer, at least she is giving you good notice though! your local grocery store might have some good options, ours did. we ended up going with a lady I found online, no store front =$ cost savings for us! we are also doing cupcakes to reduce costs. I have heard of others doing the fake cake or a smaller pretty cake for cutting and sheet cakes for the rest, in the back. You might check out sams or costco too.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am a hobbyist cake maker (a pretty good one :)). And my best advice is if she can’t do it try searching smaller bakeries. Mom and pop shops tend to charge less. The magazine is on point with big name bakeries.  They charge a hefty price. I would stick to the basics a buttercream cake. Fondant is much more expensive.  No sugar flowers they will cost an arm & a leg! You can always opt for a small 6in cake for cutting and pretty cupcakes to match. Or even a small 2 tier cake and a half sheet to cut from the market. You can totally stay on budget. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@multinational:  That’s pretty cske. I don’t think you’ll have any problems staying on budget. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@multinational:  I agree with PP that you should try to go with a mom and pop shop. And also, given the basic design of your cake, you might be able to save a little bit of money by NOT mentioning that the cake is for your wedding. From what I’ve heard, bakeries will mark up the cost of cakes made specifically for weddings.

P.S. Love that cake! I’m pretty sure I pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards. 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Super Walmart 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve seen some brides order several cakes and place them on cake stands.  It’s definitely a cheaper option and then you can have several different flavors.  I know my favorite bakery in NYC, Buttercup Bakeshop sells cakes that serve like 12-15 people for $40 each.  That would run you about $400-500. 

Post # 10
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595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

have you thought about making it yourself? myself and Fiance will be making and decorationg our own.

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