Post # 1
Long story short, my parents are hosting a party for their families after we elope and I thought I would suss out who I want to do catering and cake. LOWEST price I was given for a 6 person cake and two 10″x10″ slab cakes was $560. I didn’t want any scroll work etc done, just plain cake with buttercream icing and I would even provide the ribbon and two latex flowers for the top.
After the prices I received I decided I would look at buying the cake pans and just making them myself. Ive made a couple of party cakes for my younger sisters including three disney dresses and a masquerade mask so I figuired if they look ok in the trial (before I have bought any pans or boards) I will show my parents and see what they think.
My latex flowers are sitting on plastic wrap so they didn’t get sticky. The cake itself will be taller and less wide but you get the idea.
Post # 3
What about getting a cake from publix? I don’t think it would cost more than $75 fannals mall decorated cake from them. Also I would advise against putting latex flowers on a cake. it’s a common allergy.
Post # 4
I think you’ll be able to do it, just remember that you’ll probably need cake supports if you make a really tall cake. Best of luck, I’d love to see the pics of the final cake.
Post # 5
I agree with PP about latex. It’s a very common allergy!
Post # 6
I think your cake looks great! Of course, I am thinking of baking my own too!
Post # 7
The flowers I used to display in the pic already have a bobby pin and ribbon glued to the stem, those will be our button-holes / corsage. I’ve got others that I will be using a food grade sealer on as my younger sister DOES have a latex allergy and she will be eating the top cake with us 🙂
Post # 8
As someone with a mild latex allergy (so far!) please don’t put that on a cake! Because it is something I wouldn’t ever think about and there are a lot of people who could have a serious reaction to it! And there are people who it takes reacting badly to something to realize they are allergic to it. But I think it is a pretty cake.
ETA: I see you have figured this out! Yay.
Post # 9
We are in Queensland, Australia and the closest thing to what you describe is a Coles or Woolworths cake. They are ok but very average and they only do basic flavours and use a thin cream. We were hoping for a slightly more gourmet taste than what we can get for any weekend.
Post # 10
I think Michel’s and the Cheesecake Shop do celebration cakes much cheaper than cake maker or bakery. Are there any up in Qld that are close by?
Post # 11
@pink lantern: There are but I have never been a fan of either of those companies. Their products are sickly sweet and it’s kind of pointless when my partner and I won’t eat any of it 😛