Post # 1
My Fiance and I want to a bridal show and because of my FI’s great skills on the catwalk, he won us a free cake with a cake maker just north of Toronto.
Well the cake isn’t exactly all free, we apparently get $400 worth of cake, 2 teirs, a 10″ and 8″ (I think those were the sizes), and that feeds about 75 ppl. We are looking to have 100-110 people at our wedding, also my Fiance is adament on having at least 3 layers on the cake (the cake was one of the only things he can visualize for the wedding…lol). So we asked how much it would be to upgrade to a 3 layer cake that fed about 100 ppl , (12′,8′, 6′). Well the lady (cake maker) says it’s $150. So that is a free cake for $150…ok not bad…
then the lady says that she HAS TO deliver the cake….no other option even if we wanted to…well the issue is that our wedding is in another city almost 1.5 hours away from where her shop is. She says that she will charge another $150 for delivery. (for the record, if we went with the regular 2 teir that was free in the certificate, the baker would allow for a us to pick up the cake, eliminating the delivery fee) So thats is a “free” cake for $300. This isn’t a lot in the grand scheme if wedding cake prices….it just rubbs me the wrong way that she is just throwing these numbers out, the “prize” we won was just a way to make us spend more money. Also this cake maker had only had ONE flavour for us to try at our cake testing (wouldn’t even bother to give us other flavours) oh and our prize we won just includes BASIC decor on the cake….just coloured fondant and maybe a little pintucking. We don’t get more then one flovour if we wanted…she charges like $200 for that…this baker just shoots out prices!!
Well my venue our reception is held, has a baker they work with. I called and she offeres a 3 teir cake for about $350 as well (a discount because of our venue), but we get to choose a different flavour per teir no charge, also she will include decor we want like multiple flowers and such…all in the price. The cake doesn’t have to travel for an hour, so there is no risk in delivery…and I because of another situation we may be able to work out a deal to even get the cake for a little less (so it will look to be around $300 also) or a bigger cake for the same price, and no delivery.
I like the second cake baker option better, but now my Fiance and I are trying to figure out what to do with our certificate for the free cake.
Also we have to figure out our choice by Feb 28th, as the “free: cake option expires then.
Post # 3
Can you use it as a grooms cake, leave it at 2 tier and have someone pick it up for you? She sounds like a pain in the ass
Post # 4
@MrsRichard: That’s a good idea.
@KingsDaughter: I hate it when things are “free” but only if you spend $$$ – sooo, not free at all then!
Post # 5
@MrsRichard: haha you sorta took the words right out of my mouth. lol
@ladyartichoke: Exactly…I know at the end of the day $300 is a good deal…but it rubs me the wrong way that she likes to throw out prices
Also the cake maker (the one we won a cake with) specializes in East Indian style wedding cakes. EVery cake she does looks like it belongs in an Indian wedding. Not that I have a problem with an Indian wedding, they thrown very lavish beautiful weddings…it’s just not the astetic I was going for for our main wedding cake.
I think I like the idea of a grooms cake. Do you guys think there will be too much cake? My Fiance will still insitst the main cake have a minimum of 3 teirs (his vision not mine lol)…Did any of you guys have or seen a grooms cake at a wedding?
Post # 6
@KingsDaughter: I don’t think it’ll be too much cake! I’m having a 3 tier wedding cake that will feed our 90 guests but I’m also having a 2 tier grooms cake that’ll feed about 25, so we’ll definitely have extra cake but hey who doesn’t like to take home cake lol
Post # 7
@KingsDaughter: IMO, there’s no way to have too much cake. Absolute worst case, you send slices of free cake home with whoever wants some. I may be a glutton, but I’ve never left a wedding thinking, “I wish they’d given me a smaller piece of cake.” Wedding cake is almost always stingy little wedges. Fill ’em up!
Post # 8
Get the two cakes if you can! Then there will be for sure enough and lots of options for the guests!!
I love cake…can you tell?
Post # 9
@MrsRichard, @moriah, and @fvsoccer
lol point taken!!! so true….how can ther ever be too much cake!!! You are right, wedding cake slices are stingy as well…and if I know anything about my family..they can eat when the time is right , esp on a celebration…so I guess it’s more cake for all!!!
Post # 10
actually thinking about it…in the case of my wedding…the free cake should be the “bride” cake…because my Fiance has almost full say on how the main cake is going to be…lol.
Post # 11
I went to an event this weekend and there was a candy/sweet table set up. Everything was done in green and white, and they had a small cake as a centerpeice to tie it all in together (sorry no picture)
So I came with the great idea, to get 2 cakes for the wedding. One large cake that will be in the main ballroom, on display. The main wedding cake, just set up on a table of it’s own. We will cut that cake!
Then a smaller second cake, in the adjacent room (that is where the bar is, the venue also has a few chairs and couches) on a dessert table in coordinating colours (my wedding red black and white…so maybe that cake will be red mainly, since black and white candies are usually never tasty). The cake will be a centerpeice but not be the main attraction. So 2 cakes, and one takes the spotlight!!!!