(Closed) Lets talk Wedding Cake — POST PICS, PRICE, & FLAVOR!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 62
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9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t do the big tiered wedding cake thing, but I just wanted to pipe in and say that there’s no way you need 150 slices for 100 guests. Even when you get the correct number of slices per guest you end up with lots of left over cake. There are plenty of people that don’t eat cake or will share a slice.

Post # 63
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2350 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m getting a three tier cake for $600 to feed 18 ppl. We r going to have the caterer serve huge pieces. Not ur standard 1x2inch piece. sorry I dont have a photo but its white with lace appliques, ombre green sugar roses, a dark brown ribbon and bow with red velvet and cream cheese and lemon cake with lemon creme filling and vanilla buttercream. 

Post # 64
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Here’s our cake. It was 3 tiers and 3 flavors and cost $374 from a local bakery (we’re also friends with them so I think they cut us some slack). We also had a small grooms cake included in that price. Our bottom flavor was vanilla cake, the second was lemon (my FAV!), and the anniversary tier is carrot cake. The flowers were fresh, except the peonies which were made out of sugar. The icing was Darling Husband and my favorite, cream cheese icing! It was honestly the BEST wedding cake I have ever tasted. It was enough to feed 75 people but we ended up having between 55 and 60.

 

 

 

Post # 65
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1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We will be doing a three tier cake in this style and in a brighter shade of mint.

The cake will feed around 70-80 people and will have a bottom tier of chocolate with vanilla filling, a middle tier of chai spice cake with Khalua filling, and a top tier of vanilla cake with vanilla filling and fresh strawberries. I don’t know what it cost because the cake was incuded in the price of the venue, we had a list of approved bakers and just had to choose one to work with. 

Post # 66
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413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

I am most likely going to Publix for my cake, it was tasty enough and im surprised by the different styles they offer. i do NOT want fondant, and am perfectly ok with a fake cake and a sheet cake in the back… so totally need to discuss this with someone.

my other concern is this, Fiance and his father are Diabetic. what do i do about that? do i go with the trend and maybe make a small grooms cake that will feed him and his FI? what do we do for the traditonal cake cutting (and smashing of cake, which we both agreed on we wouldnt do… maybe a dab of frosting on his nose. LOL i probably wont be able to resist.) or do i just make the top tier of the cake sugar free and then i just eat from the rest? i dunno?? its an odd logistical question for me to fathom

Post # 67
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1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Mom’s paying for the cake 🙂
It will be 650 for 3 tier.
 

Post # 71
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ours is a 2 tier cake to feed up to 40 iced in ivory buttercream with a simple piped design and fresh flowers. . First layer is German chocolate with coffee mocha and whipped cream filling. Second is vanilla with raspberry. . 120 bucks.

Post # 72
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59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I LOVE the cakes you’re considering!  I really wanted an ombre cake but our baker didn’t have an airbrush.My mom’s friend did ours and she didn’t do the dream cake job I had always imagined, but they tasted really good and she gave us a good deal.  And I’m glad, looking back, that I didn’t spend that much on the cake.  We had really yummy food, and people didn’t really even eat the cake because they were so full!

Our wedding cakes were vanilla & chocolate with raspberry filling.  It was $300 for those 2, 2-tiered cakes which fed 75.

I surprised my husband with a grooms cake, which was just a simple red-velvet sheet cake with his car on it, which she charged me $65 for.

She threw in lemon & chocolate gluten-free cupcakes for our celiac family members for free.

I DO NOT suggest getting more cake than # of guests you have.  We ordered cake for 75, had 200 guests (unexpectedly), and had leftovers!

ETA: Why do all my posts have crazy spacing?! How do I fix it?! 

Post # 73
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2552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have about 7 inspiration photos saved, but this is my current front-runner:

As for flavors, I’m thinking one layer vanilla with cookies and cream filling, one layer chocolate with caramel buttercream filling, and one layer of white almond with lemon raspberry filling.

Post # 74
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340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Oh goodness, I didn’t realize cakes were so much! Haven’t gotten to that point of planning yet. One of the venues I looked at told me to save mony, we should do one or two tiers of cake and then have the free upgrade of a chocolate fountain with snacks. Reason being is she said the waitresses toss out 60% of wedding cake pieces so it’s really money going down the drain. Not sure if it was just for that specific venue or if that may apply everywhere, but I guess it’s something to keep in mind if any bees would like to save some cash.

Post # 75
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6739 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsBananas:  that is gorgeous (even my Fiance said so! lol) and not too expensive at all! what flavor did you keep for the top tier?

Post # 76
Hostess
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Barbiestylez:  Aww thanks! Yeah the fondant was brushed with some type of edible sparkle, it was really pretty in person.

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