(Closed) Need an affordable wedding cake

posted 8 years ago in Cincinnati
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I have heard that some people even have a “fake cake”  (I think they use styrofoam and then actually frost it) so that it looks like a real cake, with a piece of cake placed in the bottom layer so you can give each other a piece.  Or you can have a small cake made and then whoever cuts your cake will then cut up your sheet cakes in the “kitchen” and then serve it so no one will be the wiser!  Or you could choose to have a small cake on top of a tower, with cupcakes underneath, but that would probably still be quite expensive to do for that many people.  Do you have any family or friend that would be willing to make the cake for your gift or for less than the going prices?  I have heard that grocery store cakes may cost less than a bakery.  Another idea: Maybe you could buy or make several size cakes and decorate it yourself, with already made sugar flowers and brooches and pearls or something?  I know I have seen places on the internet where you can find already made sugar flowers.  A friend made my daughter’s wedding cake, and decorated it with champagne grapes and flowers.  You may just have to be creative in your situation.  Good luck!  🙂

Post # 5
Hostess
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I haven’t yet found any bakeries in Cincinnati charging less than $2.75 a serving. However, check a grocer like Kroger. Kroger makes fantastic cakes, esp if your design isn’t going to be too ornate.

One of the most reasonably priced bakers I’ve found is: http://www.aspoonfullasugar.com/weddingcakes.php

Post # 6
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we are doing coldstone cakes it was $45 per sheet and will serve 50 ppl!!!!! i love me some coldstone

Post # 7
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1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We used Cindi Newton who is in Franklin, she does it out of her home.  We had 100 people and did a three-tiered cake and had sheetcake to serve a total of 120 people plus our top tier anniversary layer.  I think we paid around $150.  We tasted 4 places including Ele (place in Dayton that most people swear by) and this was the best.

Post # 8
Hostess
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@guitargirl: How did you find her?

Post # 9
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1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

one of my photographer references suggested her. I found my invoice- my memory was off. Cost was $209 total, including round tiers- 6/8/10 plus a “small full sheet”, plus $20 for delivery. Her company is called Signature Cakes.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Feel free to ask if you need any other vendors- we had GREAT vendors (and reasonably priced) except our caterer, who I would NOT recommend. Our wedding was in Dayton, we used vendors from Cinci up to Yellow Springs.

Post # 11
Hostess
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@guitargirl: Thanks for the info! I may send you a private message at some point if I need help. 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Sam’s Club also does cakes and cupcakes at reasonable prices – they even do weddings! If you or a family member has a membership they are worth checking out – cons are limited flavors.

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