(Closed) sheet cake

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

I think it’s a fantastic cost cutting idea, and many brides opt to do it.  Some brides even have frosted styrofoam layers of cake to cut back on costs.  Your guests will not notice at all.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have been to a few wedding where the frosted styrofoam and small "show" cake were used.  The only reason I knew about it was because I was good friends with the bride and she told me.  Otherwise, I never would have noticed.  However, if you have a fondant round "show" cake and a buttercream square sheet cake, the people who get the edges will be the ones most likely to notice the switcheroo (although they probably won’t mind, especially if the cake is good).

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think sheet cake is an awesome idea!  I am considering it myself.  Have you looked into costco?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I considered doing this, but it turned out that the bakery I used charged the same per slice whether it was a sheet cake or a tiered cake.

The cake wasn’t my thing- I wanted to save on the cake and spend money elsewhere.  I actually got my cake from a grocery store bakery- they charged $2 a slice, I provided pictures of what I wanted and they replicated it.  All of my guests raved about it and lots of people asked to take home leftovers.

My advice would be to shop around.   You wouldn’t think that grocery store cake would be good, but it was very good.  Also, they must have planned for HUGE slices because I had 130 guests and only ordered cake for 100 guests and we had LOTS of leftover (despite the venue cutting generous slices and not many people turning down cake).

Depending on where you get your cake, you may not have to do the little show cake/big sheet cake switcheroo.

Here’s a link to a picture:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8cf31b3127ccec5c0dc718d4f00000070O08IctmrJuyag9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I had the same thing happen as Rosychicklet – I originally wanted to just have a "show cake" with iced styrofoam and a sheet cake in the back, but my baker charged the same price either way (tiered or sheet) and either way, I needed to feed 115 people some cake.  So we just went with the tiered.  It ended up to be just over $300 for a cake big enough to feed 125 people – spice cake with apple filling and buttercream frosting.  the design on the frosting wasn’t very intricate, so that cut down on the cost.  But, if you’ve checked with your baker and she’ll do a sheet cake for less, then go for it!  Oh, another idea might be to buy bake the bottom tier (for you to cut) and then buy the styrofoam yourself and ice it yourself and then go with a sheet cake from Costco.  Sorry for the rambling… good luck!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thats smart. wow

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