(Closed) How Hard it is to Bake a Wedding Cake…?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

They only offer cake so they can justify charging you for bringing your own cake. Quality is obviously not the important thing here. A friend of mine was just joking yesterday that she’d just bring cookies because you don’t have to pay a cake cutting fee for cookies!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i agree.  cake baking and decorating is not as easy as it looks.  if their from scratch cakes are that bad, they should just use a mix.  many bakeries use mixes for uniform results and when an average person tastes a from scratch cake, they usually say the cake is disgusting or too dense or too dry…many people grew up on betty crocker cakes that their moms made.

fondant, gumpaste flowers, and piping takes a lot of skills.  i once spent an entire weekend piping 100 icing roses to prep for my cake decorating class then i discovered that i was piping them incorrectly.  i was going clockwise instead of counterclockwise.  i just laughed. 

i looked at many venues that push their own in-house cakes.  and it is pretty standard for many places to charge a cutting fee.  our venue comes with a cake but they let us choose from two professional bakeries.

Post # 6
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

That’s pretty lame.  I would totally try to get out of that provision of the contract.  Contracts are made to be negotiated.

Post # 7
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5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

that outside cake fee is outrageous.

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