How much is too much?

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!

It is one of the list that is on our B list; along with flowers, transport and invitations. Not saying that these things aren’t important – but these are the things we couldn’t fit into our budget.

Wedding cakes Alison Louise Designer Cakes

One of our amazing suppliers - Alison Louise Designer Cakes

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.

Wedding Cakes - Bell's Cakes

Bell's Cakes - cakes custom made to suit your wedding theme. So pretty!

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!

Wedding Ckaes - CakeCity

Couture cakes from CAKEcity

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?

Wedding Cakes - Sugablossom Cakes

Sweet treats from Sugablossom Cakes

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.

Wedding Cakes Frosted Indulgence

Seriously stunning cakes from Frosted Indulgence

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?

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