Post # 1
So originally the plan had been that my Aunt would help us bake our own cake. I can’t have regular cakes, and while Publix makes sugar free cakes they can’t do they for things like wedding cakes because they are premade before they make it to Publix. So we had planned on baking the cake, and the taking the Publix premade sugar free cakes and fitting it into it so that I can have some. I loved the idea, thought we had it all figured out. Then I started getting worried we just wouldn’t have the time. My Aunt is out of town and will be flying in for the wedding and I was worried it would end up being to rushed. Fortuantly I found a bakery here in town that makes sugar free cakes – no sugar free frosting though 🙁
Her design she sketched up is gorgeous and her pricing was pretty good but I am just having a hard time justifying spending $450 on a cake when while we can’t make one as beautiful as she can it would still be yummy.
So I guess my question – any of you on here do your own cake? Was it worth the savings or did it end up being more of a hassell then it was worth for you?
Post # 4
Since I am in the area, I think you should shop around. Our cake is only 200…
The only other thing I can think of is to have two cakes: one small tier of sugar free and than the regular cake. You can use to the sugar free one for cutting pictures and not have to worry about fitting it inside, making it less stressful and less time consuming.
My cuz made her own cake. She actually only had one tier of real cake and the rest was foam with sheet cake in the back. It was all frosted to look like a cake. This might also be a good option for you, since you can make the cake tiers and have sugar free tier for cutting…
Post # 5
Cake has just about as much sticker shock as flowers do!
I didn’t “love” our cake, and to be honest, its probably one of the areas I am most dissapointed with the value it brought to the wedding relative to the cost. For $600 I feel like I should really love something. The cake tasted great and Publix didn’t do anything wrong, I just didn’t want to spend the time figuring out exactly what I wanted.
I think your best bet might be having the bakery make the cake and you guys just do your own sugar free tier for you guys to cut and eat.
Personally, if you are already trying to DIY your own flowers, I wouldn’t also try to DIY your own cake.
Post # 6
Thanks for the input! We actually went and met with publix and they are doing our cake for $275!!! Plus I have a $20 off coupon 🙂 We are taking two of their pre made sugar free cakes and then stripping them down and they will re decorate them. One will be used as the top tier for us to save, then we will have regular round 12″ cake, then under that we will have 3 round 8″ cakes – one of which will be the second re decorated sugar free cake. I’m so excited I can’t even tell you!
Flowers looks like we might be having a florist do them now – we are meeting with some next week. The amount we would need will be too little to try and get whole sale flowers.
I’m still just so happy about Publix doing our cake – I really really love their sugar free cakes. Now I just need to select a design….