Post # 1
Ok I need some opinions on this…
We are trying to decide what to do for our wedding cake, and keep the price as low as possible. And so far I haven’t been happy with the price quotes I’ve been getting. We are looking at 200 guests.
Here’s my idea:
5 different 10 inch cakes, each on their own cake stand: red velvet cake, carrot cake, chocolate cake, coconut cake, and traditional wedding cake.
Then we would have mini cupcakes that went with each kind of cake. We are looking at getting the mini cupcakes from Gigi’s. There would be one minicupcake per guest, and then anyone can eat the other cakes too.
What do you think? Good idea, bad idea? Is this enough cake per person?
Post # 3
I think it sounds like a good idea, but have you checked into the cost of that? Could add up quickly!
Have you considered having a “dummy” cake with one real layer to cut and then a sheet cake in the back to cut up and serve?
Post # 4
That certainly sounds like enough cake. You might actually end up with left over cake if you get mini-cupcakes for everybody. Remember that not everybody at a wedding will eat the cake. If you want to cut costs you could get a small layer cake for cutting and then display the cupcakes in a nice decorative way.
Post # 5
When I got quoted for a “traditional wedding cake” the lowest price I was finding was $2 per slice. The mini cupcakes are $1 each and I’m thinking I can get the 5 10 inch cakes at a low cost because I shouldnt have to special order them other than making sure the bakery will have them.
Post # 6
If you can get the 5 cakes and the mini cakes cheaper than a traditional cake then go for it. I would call some bakeries and see if that would change the price. You still might find it cheaper to go with what a PP said about getting a sheet cake.
If you like to bake you could always make the cupcakes yourelf to save some money. My Fiance and I are getting one small cake for us to cut and then I’m going to make cupcakes in a jar.
I don’t know if that’s something you would be interested in doing, but I found the idea here:
Post # 7
I would just do the assorted round cakes without the cupcakes. It seems like overkill.
Post # 8
Love that cupcake in a jar thing. I want one right now.
Post # 9
. Omg! I loooove the cupcake in a jar 🙂
. Def. enough cake, we r considering doing the same thing but getting our cakes from a diff. Bakery that doesn’t make wedding cakes to keep cost down.