(Closed) Anyone go for a “Designer” Wedding cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you go for a "designer" high end cake?
    Sounds fabulous... well worth the money! : (17 votes)
    41 %
    Skip it and go for a simpler, less expensive cake : (20 votes)
    49 %
    Skip the traditional cake altogether no one eats it anyway : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    one of our family members wants to get us a cake from charm city cakes (the bakery on ace of cakes) as our wedding present. Fiance and i are super on the fence about it. i’d feel horribly rude turning her down, but i just can’t imagine spending like $2000 on something that is getting eaten, even if it’s not my money.

    if this is something that’s really important to you though, that’s a different story. Fiance and i aren’t big cake people to start with and hadn’t planned on having anything special for our cake, which is why we’ve been so iffy about it. if it’s in your budget and is something you really want, go for it!

    Post # 4
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    cake isn’t important to me and fi…we just want something that tastes good, so we’re going the diy cake buffet route. but if cake is one of your priorities, by all means go for it!

    Post # 5
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I say go for it! I love a good wedding cake 🙂

    Post # 6
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you’ve ever seen a really amazing cake you remember. I think its worth it if its something you want. I went to a wedding where the cake was 7 tiers and covered with edible flowers, it was stunning!!!! People notice things like that.

    Post # 7
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    People will remember the taste long before they remember what it looked like. Go for the yummy cake instead. A good baker can make it look pretty and tasty without sacrificing one or the other. At the same time, it should not be expensive.

    Post # 8
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I LOVE cake, so much that we go out for cake at least once a week. But I ended up canceling our cake after tasting all the different desserts our venue offers

    Post # 9
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    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Our cake is 4 square tiers, feeds 80-100, has red roses, deep purple lillies and silk ribbon on it and it’s only $250 + tax! I think that is reasonable. The cake looks nice, it matches our theme, and it’s afforable enough to feed everyone and then some!

    I think a cake needs a good mixture of value and elegance. We looked at cakes that were closer to $500-800 and it just didn’t make sense to us. I guess you really just need to look at your budget.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Honestly, I wouldn’t spend a ridiculous amount of money on a cake but that’s just me. If you like it and it tastes great, go for it!

    Post # 11
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m not going to vote because I think it’s your choice. I didn’t because I wanted something simple and elegant. We had a white 4-tier cake with navy ribbons and fresh roses and dahlias. It was 623$ for 170 people. And it ws exactly what I wanted. I say make a compromise based on what you LOVE and what you can afford.

    Post # 12
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    This was a hard question for me. One of my major requirements for a potential vendor was being able to do EVERYTHING food and drink related, including the cake. But the quality counted as ‘designer’, they have a famous pastry chef and it was beyond fabulous, made that day or the night before to our exact specifications. They also copied a picture I provided for the design, no problem and tasted absolutely fabulous. 

    But if I were to have to get the cake separately, I probably would have sprung for a nicer one since it’s our wedding cake, we’ll never get the chance to do it again. Not that everyone loves cake, but people will notice if it’s bbad and they’ll remember if it’s amazing.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I saw a cake in a bridal magazine that I absolutely fell in LOVE with.  I called up the Bakery and they wanted $2K…which was way over my budget.  I took the picture of the cake from the magazine and showed it to a couple other bakeries and had one of them do one which came out almost exactly the same for only $1K.  I had to buy my own crystals but even then, I think it came out beautifully and I saved a whole lot of $$!  Maybe you can try that…find a pic of one you love and shop around!

    Post # 15
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I voted to go with the designer cake, even though my husband & I had a similar dilemma and chose the less expensive cake ($350).  We decided that for us, it wasn’t really that important compared to some of the other things in our budget.  I also had a very simple, clean, modern cake in mind so it wouldn’t have looked much different whether a couture cake baker made it or someone less expensive. We ended up getting ours at Publix (local grocery store chain) because we always get birthday cakes there and they are always really good.  I think if we were looking for something really spectacular and complex they wouldn’t have been able to do it though.  So it depends on the design you want.  Ours turned out just how I wanted it, and it tasted great!

    But it sounds like you are really looking for a show piece and sweets are very important to you, so I say if it’s in the budget, go for it!  If not, there are plenty of places you can get a beautiful cake for less.  On a side note, the ‘couture’ cake place we visited made similar cakes to what you’d see on TLC, but theirs were only in the $700-$1000 range.

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    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Oops, it posted twice.

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