(Closed) Cake tastings today, what to do?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you cut anywhere else to make up the difference?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

If you’re already over-budget, then go with the cheaper cake. It sounds perfectly lovely, and your guests will just enjoy their cake, not knowing that there was a more expensive option. There’s no reason to buy the best of everything for your wedding, just because it’s available.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If you are already over budget, go with the cheaper cake.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It depends on what your priorities and big ticket items are in your wedding. If you are splurging on a lovely and fancy dinner, the cake should be in the same theme. You wouldn’t want to have a filet mignon item and follow it up with sheet cake at a fancy restaurant (although sheet cake is amazing, it’s just not what you would expect). $200.00 can be broken down into a few changes in your lifestyle, or holding back on something else, like the above posters said.

If you are a foodie and food is important to you, go with the more expensive cake.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LuckyJuls:  Actually, sheet cake is a good point. OP, could the first baker’s price be brought down by doing a combination of sheet and tiered cake?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are they doing it by headcount? Ironically our bakery bakes the same sized cakes for 75-125 people… and charges by the “head.” Given that we were already serving dessert as part of our 11 course banquet, we gave a lower headcount and got the cake at a lower price. Sheet cake is also a great way around this.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you are over budget go with the cheaper cake.  In a year no one will remember what your cake tasted like except you.  Spend the money on something more lasting like photography.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Love dulce de leche, but I’d go for the cheaper cake. I have been to a few weddings where I’ve gone back while dancing to “taste the cake” and it had already been cleared… DARN IT!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Missloveknot:  I doubt each guest will want 2 pieces of cake. They may not like both flavors or may be too full for both. I think you should count 1 piece per person and get the more expensive cake. I have seen brides count one slice per person and still have half of their cake left over. You’d be surprised at how many people skip the cake either because they are too busy having fun or just outright don’t want any.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

if the second cake taste also ok, I say go with the cheaper one since you already overbudget.  As long as the cake is moist, people generally don’t remember what the cake taste like. 

 

Another route to go is to make a smaller cake display from the expensive one, and then have some sheet cakes served from the back.  It should bring down the price?

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