Posted in General | 8 November, 2011
One of th few things I don’t have organised yet is our wedding cake. I see the disbelief on your faces – but it’s true!
As requested by Craig; who’s exact words were “I don’t care as long as it’s chocolate”, I am trying to find a small two tier chocolate mud cake. Our reception package at Elmswood Estate comes with a selection of four, count them, four desserts, so we didn’t want to add another dessert that wasn’t going to get eaten.
So far the quotes I have received vary from $350 all the way through to $700. Now given the amount of work that is involved in creating a wedding cake I do understand the costs involved, and I really do believe this is one of those things where you get what you pay for. But the budget bride in me fainted into my coffee.
So as with all dilemmas I went to the lovely ladies on the forum to see what they had experienced when looking for a wedding cake. There were some interesting topics – lots of glowing recommendations and even more brides who didn’t even get to taste the cake!
One of the more interesting discussions was based around the cost. How much is too much? If the cake is a really important element of your day then is $1000 too much for cake?
Now I am a amateur baker from way back so I can appreciate the time, effort and talent it takes to put together some of the glorious creations I see on our site everyday. Not to mention if you are buying quality ingredients the price can sky rocket. But cake is just a dessert to me, it I don’t have a piece at the wedding it won’t be the be all and end all.
Having said that if we are paying $700 for cake there better be a piece for Craig and I!
So is cake something you would splurge on or is it just more food to you?