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What size cake??

We are planning on 200 guests, trying not to spend an outrageous amount of money on a wedding cake. I would like to get a tier cake. I have heard that I don't necessarily have to get a cake to feed 200 guests. Is this info true/not? What are some ideas to save money?
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Re: What size cake??

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    jhawthorne85jhawthorne85 member
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    edited December 2011
    Well, think about it. Not every guest eats cake..so try to aim for like 175 people. Also-Don't let anyone fool you about using styrofoam and using sheet cakes for the back...It will cost almost as much money to decorate styrofoam then it willl to make a cake. (That's what every bakery i went to said) Get a plain flavor of cake, vanilla, choclate, marble...and no filling..So you would just be paying a base price on a cake. Bakery's usually charge for the design on the cake too, so make that simple...


    Or if you don't care at all..Use sheet cakes for the back from Sams club, and have a small cake for you and your hubby to cut!
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    edited December 2011
    Hi!  I was just looking into this last week.
    You can look at getting a tiered cake to feed 25-150 people, depending on the size you want, and have a sheet cake in the back to feed everyone else.  A tiered cake will probably cost $2.50-6 per person, depending on the bakery, and a sheet cake will be $1-3/slice.  
    If you want a larger looking cake you can also have fake layers (styrofoam and such) and just a real layer on top, and serve most of your guests from a sheet cake in the back.  
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    Sue-n-KevinSue-n-Kevin member
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    edited December 2011
    If you REALLY want to save money, I'd do the smaller tiered cake then get the sheet cake from Costco..........their cakes are amazing, a sheet cake decorated beautifully with white frosting, roses, etc, and a vanilla (or chocolate) mousse filling is $17. It feeds 48 people. The only issue is someone has to pick it up and take it to the reception venue. Also, find out if the caterer has a "slicing fee".
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    edited December 2011
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    krystnbkrystnb member
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    edited December 2011
    I spoke with a few bakers the other day. I got a quote of $380 for a 4 tiered wedding cake to feed 150 people and a sheet cake to feed 100 I thought it was reasonable. The cake was really yummy too!
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