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Cake... Help

Hi Ladies. I need some help. I am looking for a baker to do our wedding cake for our May 8th 2010 wedding. I need it to feed at least 100-115 people and not go over our budget of $200-$300. Does anyone know of a baker in the St. Louis area that maybe able to do it? Thanks

Re: Cake... Help

  • aprilrose975aprilrose975 member
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    edited December 2011
    We got our at Lubleys.  It was I think about $160.00.  It feeds 150.  They taste awsome and as long as you keep the decorating simple they are very reasonably priced.I was told by our baker it is the fondont that drives up the price of the cake.  If you stick to buttercream the price is very reasonable.You can call them and set up a tasteing.  Be sure to try the rum cake.  It is too die for.  We are having a two tier cake one tier chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and the second tier rum cake with bavarian cream filling.  And it was around $160 if I remember correctly.
  • edited December 2011
    OMG thank you so much!! Where are they located at? That just took my stress level way down thank you so much!!!
  • aprilrose975aprilrose975 member
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    edited December 2011
    http://www.lubeleysbakery.com/Weddings.htmhere is their website.  Have fun.  We also had a tasting at McArthers but they were more expensive and did not taste as good.  IMO
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Wonderland, they're very resonable.  http://www.weddingwonderlandcakes.com/
  • edited December 2011
    I am also using wedding wonderland. We went to Lubley's and found that the base price was good but they charged extra for all of the details and once we factoed in delivery fee and the way we would like it decorated etc that wedding wonderland was much less expensive.
  • edited December 2011
    I second Lubeleys! They do an AWESOME job and the cake is sooooooo yummy! They are also very very reasonably pricedWe had 110 RSVP, only 103 showed. Our cake was supposed to feed up to 120 people.Our actual wedding cake fed around 90 people and that was $200. (this includes the delivery fee)We did an extra sheet cake which fed up to 30 people (I believe) which was $35.And we did a ribbon design so that was $25. So all in all it was around $270 with tax.
  • shawna77inilshawna77inil member
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    edited December 2011
    Our baker told us that the wedding cake "serving size" is approximately the size of a pack of cigarettes.  I don't know about anyone else, but I've never seen anyone cut a piece of cake that small.  LMAO  Take that into consideration when getting your cake.  Our cake was supposed to feed over 300, we had about 250 show and we only took home 8 pieces.  That included a grooms cake that we didn't even take into consideration when looking at servings.  I thought we would go home with TONS of cake when we got all of our RSVPs back.  I sure was mistaken, and I'm glad that we ended up ordering "so much extra" by their standards.  The cake was awesome and we got raves on it for weeks, but I don't think that was a huge factor in portions that we had left.
  • homestarr718homestarr718 member
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    edited December 2011
    I also am using Wedding Wonderland.  I am having about 175-200 people and for a 5 layer cake, it will only cost me about $350.  $1.75 per piece.
  • edited December 2011
    I was at a friends wedding last weekend and the cake from Lubeley's tasted horrible. You could tell that the cake had been frozen.  If you are going to order cake, I would make sure they use fresh cake.
  • shawna77inilshawna77inil member
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    edited December 2011
    McArthurs also freezes their cakes.  Have to be careful with who you use!!  If they are cheap cheap, there is probably a reason.  You'll ALWAYS get fresh cake at your tasting, but not necessarily so on your big day when the 200 people eating it are certainly going to have an opinion.
  • edited December 2011
    hey shawna, just as a note about the size of a piece of cake...

    i used to work catering and thats generally how big you cut slices of wedding cake.  i've never heard it described as the size of a pack of cigarettes but that is a good description!

    if you are cutting your own cake then you will have larger slices.  if your caterer is cutting the cake, then it will be smaller pieces.  something to keep in mind.
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