(Closed) Wedding Cake Woes

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You should look at Mrs. Cowboy Boot’s amazing pie buffet! I think she detailed # and costs in her posts.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m doing a cake buffet instead of a traditional stacked wedding cake and it’s absolutely saving me money!  The baker I’m using charges $40 for each 10″ cake which serves up to 14-20 people.  That’s somewhere between $2 and $3 a slice!  Plus I get to pick different flavors for each of the cakes and don’t have to pay a delivery fee because transporting them isn’t a huge scary issue.

But you could definitely do a mix of things too!  Some layer cakes with different pastries, cookies, pies etc.  Find a bakery as opposed to a person who only does wedding cakes and you’ll have a lot more options.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We had 3 desserts included with our package and after our tasting the desserts were 100000x better so we canceled the cake!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For my sister’s wedding, we are doing cupcakes and having a single tier for the cake cutting. At first my sister and her Fiance were going to bake the cupcakes themselves but they did a trial run to see how long it would take to make 200 cupcakes and came to their senses =)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think the cost would be the same if you did gourmet cupcakes. They just plan on doing regular grocery store cupcakes in a combination of chocolate, regular yellow cake, and red velvet. I am going to have to ask my sister what the final cost came to. They have a grocery store chain there called Farm Fresh that’s pretty good.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are having a course of mini passed desserts served during dancing and then cupcakes. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re having a “normal” wedding cake that smaller (70 slices) and then supplementing that with a sheet cake that will be held back in the kitchen. That way no one realizes that our wedding cake wasn’t big enough to feed everyone and we pay waaay less. (Sheet cake is only $1/slice!)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My sister ended up buying 200 cupcakes and a two layer 8 inch cake for $177. That should be more than enough for the around 115 guests.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I hate cake from bakeries!  I don’t know what it is, but to me they all taste the same.  We are doing a small traditional cake and then serving from sheet cakes in the kitchen.  Our venue is also doing a small assortment of mini pastries and chocolate covered strawberries at each table.  We’d love to do a dessert buffet, but our venue wants an extra $10 per head for that (which would include cakes, cheescakes, mini pastries, etc.)

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