(Closed) Bees! It’s 6 days until the wedding and we have no cake!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Want common sense?  Hurry to your best supermarket and order a small beautiful cake.  Have them bake a sheet cake in the same flavors.  Get to Homegoods or marshalls and pick up a cake stand with presence and beauty.  There’s your common sense. 

Oh and call your friend and apologize for being a lil batty around your wedding date.  Finally, get married and have one of the best days of your life.

Post # 4
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2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Get a few of your friends together and make cupcakes. It will be much cheaper and there are tons of brides who are using cupcakes instead of a cake. Make a small layer as the center to cut and the rest will be cupcakes. It is easy to do yourselves and very inexpensive.

I found a great buttercream recipe that everyone loved with the cupcakes we made for our wedding. We had cake but I wanted to make cupcakes as well. If you are interested let me know and I will post the recipe.

Post # 5
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@StormyRose:  I’m interested in the recipe!  🙂

Post # 6
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3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m getting 3 small cakes and displaying them myself on a Wilton cake stand.  With the 40% off coupon (I can forward that to you if you want) at Michaels, it came out to under $30.

With the 3 cakes, you’ll be able to feed about half of your guests.  As the PP said, get a sheet cake for the rest. 

It will be so much cheaper this way!

Post # 7
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honest question, if you’re trying to cut costs why are you spending so much on the cake?? Go to a local grocery store and find some nice sheet cakes, or get some DQ ice cream cakes. I have friends that did these and they were great.

Post # 8
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you have a Costco or big chain store nearby?  If so, then get pretty sheet cakes and call it a day!  I’m sorry that you found out the way you did, and money troubles suck at any time but so much worse when a wedding is in the mix.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee

First, let go of the drama with your friend and the aunt. Its not going to get you anywhere and will only further upset you. Your friend was trying to do the right thing, but ended up making it worse and the baker is definately wrong for putting your friend in the middle. But at the end of the day the outcome is the same. No cake

I agree with @dodgercpkl: That Costco or a grocery store cake would be just fine. Order a nice sheet cake for serving and a small cute little tiered cake for the cutting. You dont have to have a multi-tiered large cake that feeds everyone that you cut into.

Alternatively, as others have suggested there are lots of great options! Don’t fret. I bet it will turn out great.

Post # 12
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LuvMySailor: I’m not talking about wedding cakes… I mean, why not go get some sheet cakes to cut costs in the first place? $175 is a lot of money on a tight budget, I’m on a small budget myself.

Post # 13
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1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@heather25: <—- What she said.

I agree that it’s unprofessional for your friend’s aunt to call her instead of you when she had not received payment, but it also sounds like she was cutting you a HUGE deal as a favor. The way I see it, she was not doing this cake in a standard professional setup, but as a favor to you. Since this was not a typical professional situation, I understand her hesitance to call you directly. I don’t know why your friend didn’t call you right away when her aunt told her she would no longer do the cake for you, but I’m guessing she felt a little embarrassed or uncomfortable all around – her aunt was put in a bad position by you, and you yourself are having financial difficulties, which is awkward for friends to deal with.

Long story short – heather25 gave you GREAT advice. I suggest you take it!

Post # 14
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14402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do a cake stand display.  You can get serveral different size cake stands and cakes.  A single tier cake anywhere is so much cheaper and it can still look great if its set up well.

Post # 15
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree with the above it would be way cheaper to get a sheet cake or even make some cake or cupcakes. It may be a really fun project for you and your girls. 🙂

Post # 16
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second the cake stand / cupcake idea.  I went to a wedding recently where the groom made the cake (yes, the groom).  He used a cake stand and some cut flowers from local flower shop, and it turned out AMAZING.  I’m pretty sure the cakes were from a box, but you couldn’t tell.  I’m guessing it only cost around $50-$75 for everything and didn’t really take all that long either.  You could probably even buy the cakes and add the flowers if you don’t want to take the time to bake them.  Here’s a picture:

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