(Closed) Cake: something you don’t care for to save money? WIll it matter later?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1765 posts
Buzzing bee


On the scale of things that are most important to you and your Fiance, where does the cake fit?  If it is one of the most important parts of your wedding.  Do what you need to do to make it the best that you can.  Otherwise, it sounds like the baker with the Cream Cheese Filling and the buttercream frosting @ $1.80 is a reasonable way to go.  At least you both would be able to scrape the buttercream frosting off and still have cream cheese filling–and have a cheaper cake and no 4 hour RT ride to get it!  -Unless you wanted to do something besides a typical cake?  Could you get a small cake top –and cupcakes that you like? 

Post # 4
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would go with whatever is cheaper.  Cake is one of those areas that I REALLY didn’t care about and went with whatever was in my venue’s package.  I would have them serve the top layer and get yourselves some cream cheese frosted cake for your 1st anniversary.


You have your whole lives to eat expensive cream cheese cake – when you only have to pay for two servings.  As long as the buttercream cake is good (doesn’t have to be great), I think your guests will like it.

Post # 5
1129 posts
Bumble bee

I know this is off the radar, but we are doing cheesecake from Costco and turning it into a make your own cheeseake bar  It’s not traditional cake by any stretch, but for 100 people it is running us only $200 – $110 for the cake, $30 for the toppings (chocolate, caramel, raspberry/strawberry/blueberry glazes) and $60 for the beautiful DIY cake stands I made for them.  

There are other options if you are willing to walk away from actual wedding cake. 🙂

Post # 6
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yup I agree.  Go with whatever is the cheapest option.  I think it’s one of those things that it would be really nice to have, but you could probably live without it if you’re willing to!

Post # 7
413 posts
Helper bee

My vote is definitely for the lower cost option.  I agree with Sboston06 that you could have the cake you want on your 1st anniversary.


Post # 8
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We aren’t having a dance, so the food was really important to us. We live in a big center, though, and I have a cousin who owns a bakery, so we can have what we want for the price we want it.

That being said, why do you have to serve cake at all? My vote is that if you can’t get the cake you want, pick another dessert option. We’re also having wedding pie at the request of FH and i fully intend to cut that like it is a cake. 

Post # 9
35 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

When I was hunting for our wedding cake we found one bakery that made a cake that I still dream about. It was to die for! She said she’d charge $700 total. I shopped around some more and found a place that made decent cakes for $325. It was still good but not great. We just decided to go with the cheaper option because of costs and boy are we glad we did. For us, we didn’t even have time to enjoy our cake. 

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