Post # 1
Can anyone recommend a baker who would be willing to make a small cake for 50 people that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? All of the vendors I’ve contacted either have 100 serving miniums or want more than $10/slice to “make it worth their wild.” While I don’t begrudge bakers from making a living, I just can’t bring myself to either buy twice the cake I need or spend more than $500 for a small cake. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
You could try Cupcake Heaven in Haymarket. I’m not sure what their pricing is but they are more of a mom ‘n pop shop so I imagine they would work with you. Their stuff is great!
Also, what about just going to Wegman’s? I know it’s a supermarket, but their bakery is just as good as any independent bakery!
Post # 4
I would check Wegman’s as well. I’m getting my flowers done there. Another option is CakeLove. Not sure about the price but it’s another place to at least call.
Post # 5
I second CakeLove, it’s amazing. It looks like from their website that they make cakes that serve 70, maybe they can work with you on your numbers. http://www.cakelove.com/cakes_wedding.php
Post # 6
Loved loved loved working with Victoria’s Cakery in Fairfax. My whole wedding cake was like, $300 for 100 people.
Post # 7
My mom does wedding cakes at very modest prices. She used to do catering as a profession but she is a defense contractor now though she still does wedding cakes and birthday cakes on the side. Pm me if you are having trouble finding what you are after and I can put you in touch with her. We’re in Clifton, VA, right outside of DC. 🙂
Post # 8
I ordered my cake from Keishas Kakes and she is very afordable (it is a small business). She does all cake sizes and cupcakes too! I ordered 12 dozen cupcakes in 3 different flavors instead of a wedding cake and eveyone at my wedding raved about how good they were. And i paid about $1.40 per cupcake and that included delivery, set up and rental of the cupcake stand. The carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting were amazing! Good luck
Post # 9
I see Wegman’s was suggested, I was going to suggest a store bakery like Whole Foods or maybe even a restaurant that sells desserts. If you don’t need such a large cake, think of places you would call for a birthday cake.