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Wedding cake: How much

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Where are you getting/got your cake?  How many people is/did it serve and how much did you pay for the cake?  Post pics too is you have it!  TIA

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm
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missdoxxy
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Our cake was less than $300 from Whole Foods Market.  We bout a sheet cake also. 

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm
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we got our cake from Euro Delights bakery in San Jose.  ours was a 3-tier cake that served 150 guests.  filling was mango mousse & whipped cream icing (i think).  it was pretty good!  we paid a total of $440 including $65 delivery charge.


one thing I didn't like is that she hardly used any of the flowers I bought for the cake decoration.  I brought 2 bunches of lisianthus flowers (dark purple & light purple) which had around 10 open flower heads plus blue-dyed dendrobium orchids (approx 15 flower heads).  She didn't like the lisianthus, saying that she usually uses them as an accent only.  well, what the heck did she do with the rest of em?? use them on someone else's cake?  and she didn't use my blue orchids at all. 


here's our cake


   we got our cake photo 2145288-1 

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 5:46 am
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I'm doing a dessert bar, which includes sheet cake for about 80 people, lemon bars, and brownies. The cost is about $7/head, and I'm using Pinkie's Bakery in SF.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 5:47 am
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Our cake is to serve 165 people and is $750 with Delivery and Setup from Gala Bakery in San Lorenzo.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:29 am
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Mine is free, my mom has been a baker for over 10years and has done countless weddings. So I scored in that department.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:38 am
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Ours was $820 from Edith Meyer Organic Cakes in Santa Cruz. We had a total of 150 guests, and the cake was for around 75-80 people and we bought sheet cake for the rest.


Her price was definitely not the cheapest but we fell in love with how fresh her cake tasted!


Ours was 820 from photo 2145641-1

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:39 am
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Sugar Butter Flour in Sunnyvale



  • 3 tier, round, fondant

  • 2 half sheets

  • 1 quarter sheet

  • Serves 175


Grand total: $777.50


Sugar Butter Flour in photo 2145898-1

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 7:22 am
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around $500 for two-tier cake and a bunch of mini & regular cupcakes with filling. served 140 ppl. Jasmine Rae's Bakery in SF.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 7:59 am
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Pigglywiggly and Missdoxxy, what a great deal you got!  It's my understanding that florist and bakers just keep the leftover flowers from your order.  sometimes though they have to actually repurpose them somewhere else.


To all of you brides that are getting free cake, lucky you.  Good ones are definitely not cheap.


Lingy and M4rcla, your cakes are beautiful.  I've been going back and forth in my head between buying a cake that taste yummy but will cost more $ or buy one that is ok at about half the price.  In general, I don't like the way asian bakery cake tast.  It's fluffy to me.  On the other, other bakeries tend to be oversweet. 


FI and I did several cake tasting over the last two weeks, The Buttery in Santa Cruz, Sweet Tooth Confection, and Linda's Bakery.  We love the tast of Sweet Tooth Confections cake.  They have really unique flavor pairings too.  Linda's bakery was very typical asian style.  For any brides out there who are looking for a nice looking cake and a baker who won't scoff at your budget Linda's Bakery is a good choice, however the flavor is limited.


So here's my inspiration pic and what the proposal from STC came out to be:


Cake, WhiteDisplay cake to feed 120-130 people calculated at $7/slice on 125 people


1/4 sheet to feed another 40-50 at $45 (we are having asian style banquet with dessert served so for 300 people we are ordering a cake to feed about 200 people)


Rolled fondant design with vertical and horizontal lines and decorated with purple and fuschia/berry orchids.


delivery and set-up $30


Total $955


Too much? 


 

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm
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We are getting our cake from Mazzettis in Pacifica. Nicely price and very good customer service!


http://www.mazzettisbakery.com/

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm
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meri.my, I think $7 is at about at the end of the middle to the start of the high range prices. Ours came to about $6.50 a slice, I think. I wouldn't say that the price you were quoted was too much. Sounds like the quality is there for what you are going to be paying.

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

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