(Closed) Cake- I changed my mind

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I haven’t really priced out my wedding cake and groom’s cake (we are still considering eloping, lol!) . . . but, I was anticipating spending about $500-600 for both?  Keep in mind that is a completely not-really-educated guess,  🙂 

But then again, we also cut the guest list from 200 down to about 100-125, so that also takes some of the cost out of the cake, too. 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s a lot, but that cake is a TON of work, so I don’t think that price is unreasonable!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with OttawBride. Not only do they have to make each leaf individually and attach it and not drop/break any and make pumpkins look like pumpkins, but then they have to transport it to your wedding without anything breaking. Oh and when making the leaves they have to hand color each one to make it look like fall foliage. Can you see where there is a lot of work involved in that sort of a cake? I don’t mean to rain on your parade or anything, but I’d probably charge about $1000 too if I was making it for you.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My plain jane three tier cake from the supermarket is costing almost $700.  I think spending that extra $300 for all that extra detailed work isn’t that horrible.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee

What about something like this? 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You could see how much a giant leaf would be. You know like those little maple leafs only like sheet cake size or something. Or do a pumpkin as a groom’s cake and the more traditional version for the main cake like MissCosmopolitan posted.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Or, what about separating the pumpkins instead of stacking them (to reduce the cost)?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you’re not completely opposed to a semi-traditional wedding cake, maybe they could do small pumpkins on the different tiers. Also, maybe you could shop around a little more and see if you can’t find a less expensive bakery. Don’t forget to check store bakeries because some of them do really good work on the side, too.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Your ideas are great; however, if you want an ace of cakes style cake, you are going to have to pay a lot for it. I wanted a cake like that too, but it was going to cost over $1,000.00 for 50 servings. I couldn’t justify that, so I compromised with myself and got one that is a little more traditional for just over $500.00, including delivery.

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