(Closed) Anyone have a wedding cake like this?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I didn’t have a cake like that but I can only imagine it costs upward of 1000 – 1500 dollars based on how many tiers it has

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

OMG throwback to the 80s.  FOUNTAIN CAKES!

Gosh I haven’t seen one since I was a little flower girl in my aunt’s wedding.  I’m sure bakeries can give you the scoop – I would actually want to see these make a comeback!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The cost is going to vary on where you’re located in the world, who your baker is (mom & pop, or big time company) and how many tiers you have. I didn’t have stands (I was paranoid about it falling over so went a more traditional route) but I did have a 3 tier cake to feed 225 guests (I didn’t have that many but that was the suggested amount). The cake ran us around $600 dollars. We’re located in Cleveland, Ohio, and we went through a local bakery. We also had fresh flowers and not flowers made from icing so the cost there depends on your florist (we used Sunflowers and little blue flowers that were both in season).

Best of luck!

 

Edit: the type of cake will up the price as well!! If you have creme fillings or anything you can expect $1-2 more per “slice”

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

 

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cbgreen2:  That’s a lot of cake! Unless you are having about 500 people, you will not need that much cake.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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cbgreen2:  These photos are from the wilton webpage as examples using their cake fountain.

http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-306-1147-Fanci-Wedding-Fountain/dp/B0084U48YW

Like PP said it is a lot of cake and it would be expensive…delivery and set up would probably be an additional charge over what they typically would charge. You’d have to call around and see what local bakeries would charge. 

I took cake decorating classes at a local college…is there a culinary school or program that you could maybe have a student do your wedding cake? It would be cheaper than an established bakery and experience for the student.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

The first time I got married we had something similar to this. Since we didn’t need that much cake for about the same number of guests you sayyou are having, we replaced the little cakes with matching arrangements. It was very pretty.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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cbgreen2:  you can buy the stands at Michaels. The cake design itself is pretty simple & setting up really shouldn’t be that difficult. All you have to do is pop the pillars into place so I’m not sure that it would cost too much. I don’t have a cake like this but my wedding cake is about  $5.25 a serving because of the design.

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Sugar bee

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cbgreen2:  go to a backery and show them this pic. obviously the more cake the more money.  I don’t think that stands are going to cost that much. Obviously if you are having a smaller wedding you will do your accordingly but it’s definitely something that can be done. The flowers and the fountain will cost more. My mom had a cake like this for her wedding about 10 years ago but the cost was about 200 as she had her wedding in Mexico.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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cbgreen2:  My aunt made it, but if she had been charging someone to make all the cakes she would have charged about $800. That was in 1999.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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cbgreen2:  What is your cake budget?

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