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Cakes

I'm not sure how to even begin looking for a cake.  Any recommendations?  I really don't want to go to a million cake tastings, I just want something good and inexpensive (don't we all...).  Thanks in advance!

Re: Cakes

  • edited December 2011
    I would recommend going to the Bridal Extravaganza if you want to try a bunch of cakes at one time/place. This is how I picked my cake last year. All the cakes are delicious but you can shop around and compare prices all in the same place. I ended up going with Classic Cakes by Lori in Dripping Springs...her cakes are BEAUTIFUL, delicious, AND reasonably priced. The bridal show is June 6th. Hope this helps!

    austinweddings.com/bridalextravaganza
  • SarahPLizSarahPLiz member
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    edited December 2011
    I second that recommendation. Lots of bakeries charge for tastings, so you get a better deal by going to the bridal show and tasting a lot in one place for just the ticket price to the show.
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-austin_cakes-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:126Discussion:d987fbc7-edbf-4e19-b483-ccdd53a4bfe1Post:12c1f9c3-bd30-40db-823f-119d169d6490">Re: Cakes</a>:
    [QUOTE]I second that recommendation. <strong>Lots of bakeries charge for tastings, so you get a better deal by going to the bridal show and tasting a lot in one place for just the ticket price to the show.</strong>
    Posted by SarahPLiz[/QUOTE]

    <div>None of the bakeries I did tastings with charged us. The pps make a good point about having a lot of options available to you at the bridal shows, but you won't get to taste specific flavors of your choice. I think it will give you a good idea of what is available, but unless you are set on one of the flavors at the show, you'll probably need to do tastings anyway. </div><div>
    </div><div>FWIW, I did tastings with Michelle's Patisserie, Torte Bella, and Matty Cakes (all of which were free). A lot of the brides on this board rave about Michelle's Patisserie, but I wasn't a big fan. The cakes were stale and the flavors were off... she also didn't seem to care about our business. Torte Bella was wonderful. Their cakes are delicious. Matty Cakes is great as well. The cakes were outstanding and his ideas were amazing- he is truly an artist. Good luck with the cake search!</div>
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  • edited December 2011
    i am using sugar mamas to do my cakes. they are a cupcake shop but will totally do wedding cakes by special order. they have wonderful flavors and olivia is so sweet and accommodating. she's been as excited about our set up as i have been, which is so much fun. did i mention the delicious flavors? they'll also hook you up for a tasting with 6 cupcakes to try out.
  • edited December 2011
    I second the Sugar Mama's Bakeshop recommendation.  The tasting is complimentary and the flavors are so unbelieveably good.  

    Cupcakes are a good way to save money if you are open to them!  We are doing 16 doz. cupcakes plus 1 cake for the groom and I to cut, and we're coming in well under budget. 
  • edited December 2011
    I went with Gimme Some Sugar.  Carrie and Jen are so fun to work with and extremely creative.  Their prices were the lowest I've found.  (300 for a wedding cake and grooms cake) for our 50 guest wedding.  They also throw in a anniversary cake for free.  Their samples were huge, and they let us take them home after the consultation.  :-)  We enjoyed every tasty bite! 
  • edited December 2011
    I was lucky and didn't have to pay for my cake tastings. I tried Lone Star Bakery and Fantasy Cakes in Round Rock and Jane Naivar's Cake Creations in Taylor. Jane works with Forest Creek Country Club a lot and just about anywhere from Dallas to way south Austin. We are going with Jane and she charges only $2.25 a slice! Her cake is great! A friend of mine who got married last September used her and that's how I found out about Jane.
  • edited December 2011
    I was lucky and didn't have to pay for my cake tastings. I tried Lone Star Bakery and Fantasy Cakes in Round Rock and Jane Naivar's Cake Creations in Taylor. Jane works with Forest Creek Country Club a lot and just about anywhere from Dallas to way south Austin. We are going with Jane and she charges only $2.25 a slice! Her cake is great! A friend of mine who got married last September used her and that's how I found out about Jane.
  • reddswifeyreddswifey member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-austin_cakes-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:126Discussion:d987fbc7-edbf-4e19-b483-ccdd53a4bfe1Post:17f4dc36-1e82-4b2a-9c23-ff98a0e59484">Re: Cakes</a>:
    [QUOTE]I would recommend going to the Bridal Extravaganza if you want to try a bunch of cakes at one time/place. This is how I picked my cake last year. All the cakes are delicious but you can shop around and compare prices all in the same place. I ended up going with Classic Cakes by Lori in Dripping Springs...her cakes are BEAUTIFUL, delicious, AND reasonably priced. The bridal show is June 6th. Hope this helps! austinweddings.com/bridalextravaganza
    Posted by knsbride87[/QUOTE]

    i second this lol. i had a friend refer me to lori and we went with her! she is awesome and so are their prices
  • sherylchsherylch member
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    edited December 2011
    Cakeism!  Melissa is the best!!
  • edited December 2011
    I'm using Dream Bakery. They do cake tasting, and their cakes are at a great price! It's $2.75 per slice for buttercream, and $3 or $3.25 for fondant. My cake is a mix of the two, and it's under $400 for 100 people! Their cakes are delicious!
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