(Closed) Centerpiece cakes instead of flowers

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think this is a great idea.  My girlfriend is doing it.  She’s having a a 12 inch round cake with like four layers and a couple smaller cakes in various sizes surrounded the large cake.

 

   She had this priced out.  For the large cake it would be 45 dollars and then another 45 for the three orbiting cakes.

 

  I think she’s making them herself.  She went to Joanne fabrics and they offer cake baking/decorating clinics.  I think it’s saving her A LOT of money

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m doing centerpiece cakes as well.  The only quote I have received is $60 per cake – 10 inches w/ 2 tiers.  I think it’s a little high, but I haven’t done much more research.  It is on my list of things to do this month.  Our tables will have 16 ppl per table, so we need bigger cakes.

I’m making my own cakestands for cheaper than we could have rented.  They’ll look better and they’re in our colors.  If you want to see pics/know how I did it and what I used, just send me a PM with your email address.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are doing this for our reception in the Seattle area later this month.

For the cake, our baker is charging us $350 for a 2-tier cake for our head table and 24 single tier cakes for the rest of the tables.  That’s for a specialty cake, filling, any decoration we choose, delivery and setup.

Just a warning – we went to one of the well-known traditional wedding cake bakers in town and they wanted to charge us about $1,000 for the same cakes because of their pricing structure (and cakes tasted equally good at both places!) So check out lots of bakeries in different areas to make sure you get a fair price.

We also made our cakestands out of glass dinner plates and parfait glasses for about $2 each.  They are pretty expensive to buy or rent, especially if you need a lot of them like we did.

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