(Closed) Cake advice? Is it worth twice the money for the cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Maybe you can see if someone else can cut the cake for you. I think that if you don’t go with the person you have been working with you will regret it, even though it may cost you more because of the cake cutting fee. If it were me, I would find a way to make it work.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

What is the price per person of the cake from the associate bakery?  Are they $3/slice as well, so you would definitely be doubling your cake budget?  Or are they a bit more expensive, which would minimize the difference?  Has the venue’s bakery confirmed that they cannot do the style cake that you want, with the different colors?

After our wedding, once all the last-minute costs were factored in, I was glad that I had saved where possible.  The $300 (or however much) you’d be adding for this cake doesn’t seem like too much when it’s on its own, but when you add it next to the $400 extra for this, $200 extra for that, $125 extra for that, etc., things get unmanageable pretty quickly.

However, that being said, I was very glad that I had splurged on the things that mattered the most to me (like the music and food).  If cake is one of your top-level things, then can you just find ways to cut small amounts from the other portions of your budget, to make it work?  For us, I decided to eliminate save-the-dates and hire a less experienced videographer, in order to “pay for” the string trio for the ceremony and dinner hour.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

For $200 extra, it would definitely be worth it to me, if cake was my thing and I had a specific vision for what I wanted.  The cake from Randolph would probably be fine and delicious, but it doesn’t sound like it’s what you want.  As long as you can afford the extra $200 without it making a problem for you financially (or having to put it on a credit card or something), I’d go for the cake you want.

The cake topper sounds fun– make sure you post back with some pics, once it’s all decided.  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

$200 isn’t much…i’d spend the extra money. =]

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It seems like its almost a bit more than a wedding cake.  You have a hobby of making cakes and your Fiance has a hobby of lego’s.  If its only going to be $200 to incorporate all that into the wedding I would say its worth it. 

My Fiance and I just realized we left something out of the budget and its about an extra $200.  We are going to put up a penny jar in our house (stupid I know) and see how much of that we can collect just from change and extra small bills.  We are going to go ahead and book it, if we don’t save the $200 in the jar then I know we can pay for it, but I would feel less guilty about the extra money if I knew I saved it from pennies!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

do cupcakes instead….no cake cutting fee and you can do a variety of flavors….etc/

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Could you have a small cake made like you want for cake cutting then feed everyone cupcakes?  If you bring in cupcakes (from the creative girl), you shouldn’t be charged a cake cutting fee πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our place still charged us a cake cutting fee for cupcakes. Venues are boogers like that.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

spend the extra!!! I love supporting independent people as well.. and it sounds like she is more willing to give you what you want πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You’re a baker, hes a lego-maker, you have no debt, this cake idea is very important, and its only $200 extra to get it done? Pshhh!! Just do it! I dont even see the problem here!

Btw, I’m a baker too and we both know a cake is not just a cake. It’s a piece of art, its a symbol of your “sweet” life together, and its gonna be heavily photographed, which you will enjoy looking at forever. Do it! ;o)

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