(Closed) Thoughts on this Wedding Cake, Please!

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: If I say yes, which option of cake?
    Get the cake with four real tiers that feeds 200 people for $800 : (34 votes)
    49 %
    Get the cake with three fake tiers, one real tier, and a sheet cake that feeds 100 for $750 : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Get the cake with three fake tiers, one real tier, and buy the sheet cake elsewhere for $500 : (25 votes)
    36 %
    Don't get this cake. Please state reasons why, ie it's too expensive or just ugly. : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Looks beautiful and sounds delicious!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    #1 – mmmm cake.

    Vanilla/strawberry sounds like a crowd pleaser, and not to out there, and the design is quite classy 🙂

     

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    It’s beautiful, but include the sheet cake in your plan to save some money!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Olive12:  I swear that poll wasn’t there when I answered.  I would either do all real, or just one tier and the sheet cake.  The second option doesn’t sound worth the hassle of fake tiers to save fifty bucks.

     

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Go with the least expensive option. You will be surprised how far a wedding cake will go. I was so worried we would not have enough cake for our wedding, and I ended up with more than half of it leftover. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    That is A LOT OF DESSERT!  I’m not complaining, i love dessert! =) But even weddings with that guest count AND ONLY a cake still end up with left over cake. Then you add, creme brule AND dessert bar! I definetly think you’ll have some left-overs.  I’d make sure that the venue (or whoever cuts the cake) will allow you to take the left overs home. 

    Ex: some places will just cut the whole dang thing and by liability, won’t allow any pieces that have been cut and laying out be sent home.  So I’d make sure there was a strategy to only cut what is needed, or do a few fake layers.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    I second going for the cheapest option! Our wedding cake was supposed to feed, at max, 100 people, and our baker said that we probably wouldn’t be able to save the top tier because it would all be eaten. In the end, we had more than the top tier left over!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Olive12:  Hmm, I have no idea!  Do you know what your baker charges for sheet cake?  It might be easier to have him do both cakes since they’ll be delivering them, but if you can save by getting it somewhere else, then by all means!

    I’m no real help since we’re very lucky that FI’s aunt just happens to be a cake maker and she will be making ours as her wedding gift to us.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d just do the whole real cake. $50 isnt much of a savings. Or can they do an entire fake cake and you just get sheet cake from them?

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