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Wedding cake idea
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: Ketrinna in san jose, CA.Posted: August 27th, 2009 03:08PM
Hey my friend just got married and had about 100 guests. Instead of trying to get a cake that would feed all of them, she got a smaller cake that was beautiful and then got two sheet cakes in the same flavors. The wedding party got the actual cake while the guests were served the sheet. She saved quite a bit this way
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Search for small bakeries/single pastry chef companies
Amount: $2.50 for the cake
Posted by: "The Topping" in Indianapolis, IN in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: August 3rd, 2009 07:08AM
Number of Slices: anyCake Type: any
Decorations: any
Just a note from a Cake Artist, make sure to REALLY search your local area for talented pastry chefs(or if you don't have time, that's what bridesmaids are for!) Generally, if you can find a smaller bakery or single out of house chef, they will take more time to make your special cake personal & unique and are often less expensive. Ask around, check out business cards posted at reception sites. But also note, more flavors, more details = more artistry= more $. Remember, you're buying a work of art!
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special wedding cakes
Amount: $350.00 for the cake
Posted by: cakes by roberta in sullivans Island, SC.Posted: June 20th, 2009 09:06AM
Decorations: any
As a baker, I feel it's important to be fair about the cost of a wedding cake. There are a lots of expenses that can go along with what you may want. (more details/flavors/size = more time = $'s) The important thing is to remember this is a one time deal and decide on what you want and have it made to your liking. Shop around for the right price and talent. A wedding cake can say something about you. It is very special on your day.
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careful creating your own cake
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: suzy in new orleans, LA.Posted: June 15th, 2009 08:06AM
Decorations: any
Please be careful stacking layer cakes you have purchased. Most standard layers will not stand up to the weight of another cake being set on top them. Tiered cakes take supports that are placed into the cakes.I have been involved in the wedding cake business for 20 years.
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Suckers
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: Alexa in San Francisco, CA.Posted: April 17th, 2009 06:04PM
Number of Slices: 60Cake Type: tier
Decorations: frosting
Luckily my mother makes wedding cakes that taste fabulous (fondant looks great, but tastes disgusting), so my wedding cake is free. I feel sorry for everyone who has to be reamed by the wedding industry. Everything else in our wedding is ridiculously expensive for very little frills. If I didn't have such a talented mother, I'd go the route that the smart people have and purchase round cakes and stack them myself. But for those who have money to burn, the wedding industry is more than willing to provide the fireplace. Cheers!
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classic summer wedding
Amount: $100.00 for the cake
Posted by: brandi2006 in tucson, AZ.Posted: March 21st, 2009 01:03PM
Number of Slices: 300Cake Type: tier & sheet
Decorations: silk flowers
I purchased 3 round plain decorated cakes from Sam's club and a sheet cake, we then purchased a cake stand from Michael's stacked the rounds and put our own flowers on top of the cakes. it was gorgeous delicious and affordable
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Cupcakes
Amount: $140.00 for the cake
Posted by: Beccaanne11 in duluth, MN.Posted: March 1st, 2009 07:03AM
Number of Slices: 250Cake Type: cupcake with top tier cake
Decorations: buttercream, chocolate seashells
For a friend's wedding she purchase a three tier cardboard stand and i decorated it with ribbon. I made white cupcakes with raspberry filling and chocolate with custard. they were decorated with buttercream and chocolate seashells. the top tier was a cake to keep. kind of a lot of work but easy to serve and a little different then an ordinary cake. got more compliments on this then anyother i've made.
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cake
Amount: $1,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: molly90909090909 in new york city, NY.Posted: February 22nd, 2009 07:02PM
Number of Slices: 89946Cake Type: white holly bean
Decorations: white with pink and green flowers
the cake was huge and everyone got 5 small peices
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classic rose themed
Amount: $350.00 for the cake
Posted by: red rose cutie in IE, CA.Posted: December 20th, 2008 10:12PM
Number of Slices: 150Cake Type: 3 layer
Decorations: fondant and rose petals
my mom made my cake! the first layer was a white cake with red food coloring and white cream filling, then a globe separater from michaels (we filled with silk rose petals)and then a white cake with rasberry filling and then separated by grecian colomns and topped with a rich red velvet cake with white buttercream filling. all was covered in fondant (expensive stuff!) and plastic pearls draped around and then topped with red rose petals from my garden. the topper was from joann's and it had S with rhinestones red (CUTE!) and each layer was so pretty cut up and guests got a choice of flavors- each of which matched the linens and flowers!
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I spent less on real cake than on Dummies!
Amount: $425.00 for the cake
Posted by: Julie in Salem, NH.Posted: October 28th, 2008 06:10AM
Number of Slices: 150Cake Type: 4 tier incl. anniv. layer
Decorations: BC, BC swags and lots of roses
I once was fooled by the whole "fake cake" premise too. Here's my story...

The cake I wanted was 3 stacked layers with the top one on pillars, Gold cake with strawberry preserves and buttercream, clusters of raspberry colored buttercream roses and green ivy vines and white swags. I priced it with a local baker to get real cakes and another baker who does real and dummies...

Guess what? I would have BEEN a dummy to pay $300 for an identical STYRO cake and another $300 for sheet cakes to feed my guests. $425 vs. $600? A NO BRAINER!

As it was explained to me, it costs the baker money to buy styrofoam OR real ingredients. The decorating is going to be the same artistry on either cake, so I'm still paying for someone's time/talent. Then I STILL have to pay for real ingredients and some labor to frost the sheet cakes and add at least SOME decoration to make the slices look decent when they're served to my guests and not something served in the school cafeteria!

I'm so glad I went with REAL cake. The price was better, my guests knew they were getting a slice of my beautiful and delicious wedding cake, and I wasn't left storing a fake cake in a plastic bag in my attic!
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replies to Lorianne in Atlanta, GA. and GP in Naples, FL.
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: SweetResults in Framingham, MA.Posted: October 28th, 2008 04:10AM
Lorianne - brilliant and realistic way to have a very nice wedding cake on a tight budget. Props to you!

GP - I would definitely see about being able to get a cake from somewhere else, while there are many places that will charge you that price, that seems a bit high for the style they are promising you. Also a 6" and 8" should feed 34 people, but you can't really make a nice tired cake smaller than that. Also beware of a cake cutting fee (maybe $1.50 per serving) if you get your cake somewhere else, valid cost on the part of the venue, but can sometimes be negotiable.
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Styrofoam and icing still cost money!
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: SweetResults in Framingham, MA.Posted: October 27th, 2008 08:10PM
The notion that you will save money by having a "fake cake" for show and sheet cakes in the back to serve is ridiculous! It still takes ingredients and TIME and TALENT to create a "fake" cake for show. It takes just as long to decorate a Styrofoam cake as it does a real cake, no price break on that here! You are paying for the artistry. Cheap cakes aren't good and good cakes aren't cheap. :-)
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To CG in Lee, MA
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: Doris in Folsom, CA.Posted: October 16th, 2008 10:10PM
Number of Slices: 180Cake Type:
The cake was not free. Someone paid to make this cake. Have you checked the cost of ingredients lately? The fondant alone had to be very expensive. Yes, it might have been free to the bridal couple but someone paid dearly to make this cake and you should be extremely grateful for the generosity.
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Perfect Wedding Cake
Amount: $350.00 for the cake
Posted by: Fiona in Denver, CO.Posted: October 14th, 2008 03:10PM
Number of Slices: 100Cake Type: red velvet
Decorations: 3 tier fondant with pearls
A Local Bakery called Mermaids Bakery made my red velvet cake and my favors. The cake designer Diana is a rockstar! She is full of wonderful ideas, which helped a lot. I decided on wite fondant with pearls and a tiffany blue silk ribbon and bow at the base of each round tier. I had a very strict budget and I just shopped around because I wanted it to taste great and look pretty too. I got the best of both worlds. I bought my topper from Mermaids too, it was Silver initials. my favors included silver dipped almonds in a pretty little clear box with a tiffany blue ribbon, just awesome! They delivered my cake, I have to say my Mermaids experience was perfect.
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Wedding Cake
Amount: $600.00 for the cake
Posted by: Janice in Santa Clara, CA.Posted: October 2nd, 2008 09:10AM
Number of Slices: 350Cake Type: 5 total tiers with 2 on pedestals
Decorations: basket weave, water fountain
Went to a local filipino bakery instead of a fancy place. The flavors were ordinary, but the cake looked like a million bucks!!
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nephew's cake
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: CG in Lee, MA.Posted: October 2nd, 2008 05:10AM
Number of Slices: 180+Cake Type: 2 flavors
Decorations: brushed embroidery
four tiers plus cake an extra small cake for cutting in kitchen. MMfondant covered, roayl icing for decorations. chocolate/kahlua and yellow cakes. buttercream flavored fillings. Cake topper was heart inside heart from Michael's. Gorgeous cake, much photgraphed. If you are willing to work hard, you can have a wonderful cake for very little money.
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wedding cake
Amount: $125.00 for the cake
Posted by: Lorianne in Atlanta, GA.Posted: May 31st, 2008 11:05AM
Number of Slices: 3 tiered cakeCake Type: wedding
Decorations: basic with trim
I went to the local grocery store and ordered 3 indiviual cakes a 6",8" and 12" vanilla with white frosting and red trim.. I then bought a cake stand that holds the 3 cakes on individual levels. I brought the cakes with me to the reception placed the cakes on the cake stand and then put real roses on top of each cake....I saved a bundle!!
here is an example of how to do it yourself. http://www.efavormart.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1361
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Extraordinary Design
Amount: $3,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: Astrid Kipperburg-Liago in Seattle, WA.Posted: February 22nd, 2008 04:02AM
Number of Slices: 400Cake Type: 8 Different Cake Flavors, 16 Fillins
Decorations: Extraordinary Eiffel Tower Design
Mark Caldwell of Everett Washington Created a one of a kind masterpiece for my wedding.  Sharing a love for France, Mark was able to artistically re-create Paris' Eiffel Tower to an brilliant likeness.  The entire cake was frosted in a light buttercream then overlayed in sculpted white chocolate.  The cake was then airbrushed with gorgeous color and then finished with gold leaf.  After the cake was assembled on site, Mark spiraled white rununculus, white hydrangea, white roses, white miniature cala lilies, looped beargrass and swarovski crystals.  Centered on top of a satin draped round table, his creation towered just over 9 feet tall!  We could not have ever dreamed of something ourselves.  Our cake creator sat with us and brought our love of Paris and created the very place that my husband Bradley proposed.  Thank you Mark!
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reply to GP in Naples, FL
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: frugal bride in Santa Clara, CA.Posted: February 11th, 2008 12:02AM
GP, $18 per slice sounds awfully steep. Sylvia Weinstock, the superstar cake designer for celebrities and royals, typically charges $17-20 per slice. Unless there's something extraordinary about your hotel cake, I believe they're ripping you off. Can you get the cake elsewhere, or is it a part of the hotel package? Maybe it's negotiable.
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Wedding Cake
Amount: $325.00 for the cake
Posted by: Christy Brown in Kingsport, TN.Posted: February 7th, 2008 02:02PM
Number of Slices: 116Cake Type: 3 tiered: Marble/white/choc
Decorations: flowers on top
If you know local vendors, make sure you price around, they are all different. I heard about my vendor from someone else & she priced my cake at 1/2 what the others wanted to do a 3 tier stacked cake with different flavors and little decoration. Plus, she gave a great deal for the groomscake: $50 to do a sheet cake with a soccer ball on top designed to look like it was breaking through a net!!!
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Wedding cake
Amount: $468.00 for the cake
Posted by: GP in Naples, FL.Posted: January 29th, 2008 07:01AM
Number of Slices: 26Cake Type: carrot with butter cream
Decorations: fresh flowers
Hi

I am an English Bride getting married in Naples FL in May. I can't help but feel my hotel where I am getting married is taking the mick a little. I am having a 6" and 8" two tiered carrot cake with buttercream icing decorated with fresh flowers. They want to charge me $18 per slice. I think this is a little excessive, thoughts welcome?!
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Wedding Cake
Amount: $400.00 for the cake
Posted by: Rebecca in Wheatfield, NY.Posted: January 15th, 2008 07:01PM
Number of Slices: 110Cake Type: Original Design
Decorations: Cake Top and Figurines
Our cake was an original design from a local vendor. The cost included everything from the consultation to the delivery and setup. We are having a snowmobile wedding with a snowmobile cake topper, with the Wilton Bride Running after the Groom cake topper. The cake is a sheet cake made into a design with mountains, evergreens and a stream running through the mountains down to an iced over pond which will be in front of the actual sheet cake. For the time and amount of detail, this is an amazing price!
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A Fabulous Cake
Amount: $1,200.00 for the cake
Posted by: Christee in Manassas, VA.Posted: September 24th, 2007 06:09AM
Number of Slices: 218Cake Type: 5 Tier Multi Flavor
Decorations: Fondant
The cake was huge and delicious. 3 Layers were French Vanilla Almond with Raspberry Filling, 2 Layers were Chocolate Cinnamon with Strawberry Filling. Vanilla Buttercream with Homemade Marshmallow Fondant and Royal Icing Decorations. Price included Delivery and Setup.
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Wedding Cake
Amount: $250.00 for the cake
Posted by: Cindy in Plainfield, IN.Posted: June 23rd, 2007 08:06PM
Number of Slices: 270Cake Type: Tiered
Decorations: Simple
For my daughter's wedding,I purchased white cake mixes for $0.93 & premade Wilton white creamy decorator icing(using coupons from JoAnn Fabrics & Michaels for 40-50% off. I ordered soft premade fondant pearls. I also ordered gum paste flower sprays to top off the cakes. I purchased cake boards, boxes, & accesories from our local cake making store. All these things made for quite a savings!
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save on cake decorations
Amount: $519.00 for the cake
Posted by: frugal bride in Santa Clara, CA.Posted: June 11th, 2007 01:06AM
Number of Slices: 100-125 peopleCake Type: 3 layers - stacked
Decorations: flowers from my garden
The florist was going to charge about $40 per cluster of flowers, and I was looking at 3 clusters for each layer of cake. In the end, my mom decorated the cake with fresh hydrangea blossoms from my garden -- it was beautiful, and I saved $120.
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