(Closed) Dessert help (budget)

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Are you serving cake and dessert or just cake or just dessert?  I would only serve one or the other to save money.  $6 is a little high for mini desserts but your cake will probably equal that once you pay the cutting fee to the facility and the cake fee to the baker.  So then it depends on what you want; do you want to just serve dessert?  Or cut a cake and serve slices to your guests?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m fully in the “I’m at a wedding, give me CAKE” boat.  And it can work out in your favor – even with a $3 cutting and plating fee, if you find a cheap baker, you could come out a few hundred ahead.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

go with the cake

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Then I vote cake.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Cake!

Post # 10
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Why not serve cake? If you’re looking for something unique, maybe choose some fun or different flavors? 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I’d actually go with the mini dessert and maybe have a small cake to cut and not serve.

It seems like it would be much easier this way. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re having about a dozen friends and family make various kinds of desserts. Would it be possible to use an outside vendor to make desserts that don’t need cutting. Would they still serve the stupid cake cutting fee? Like if you had cupcakes or mini pies or truffles.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

What about cupcakes?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

How about if you order just a small cake(mostly for the cutting and for show)and have them make a sheet cake to cut for the guests.

Also, a kind of fun thing I’ve done for brides is bake several cakes(like 1 per table) and she and her bridesmaids get together and decorate them.  Every table gets their own cake. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@engleman10513:  Depends on location, style, type of frosting, and how picky you are.  In Ohio, getting a buttercream cake, you can definetly get one for $2 a slice, or less.  There are brides who have had wonderful cakes from WalMart and Publix, but the selection is smaller – you are limited to what they have in the books, at least at WalMart, and only a few flavors.  But a cake there is about $1 a slice.  Best cost savings is buttercream only, no sugar flowers, no fondant, minimal hand piping, and keep it to one or two standard flavors and standard fillings (no coconut creme cake with mango filling).

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