Anyone shipping cake to site??
Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:44 AM
I really need another cake option fast. Our site is just lovely etc, but the cake was the worst thing we have ever tasted. And it was just ridiculously priced, even for this resort. It was so bad that I wouldnt serve it to my guests if it were free!
I tried local bakers, and that hasnt worked. I didnt even get to taste these. First one got ill, second one never got back to me for tasting while I was visiting. Im taking that as a hint on reliability.
Now Im trying to find someone good, preferably on the west coast who would make and ship a cake to Hawaii. Any ideas thank you
Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:54 AM
If you really want to do this, look at bakeries in LA or anywhere that has a direct flight to Hawaii. Most bakers who do this will send someone to accompany the cake. They will set it up and make any last minute fixes or decorations. You have to figure travel and possible accommodations on top of the cost of the cake.
It will probably be more budget friendly to research bakers in Hawaii. Look for places that have won local awards or that provide references.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:36 AM
I just had the vision of the beautiful cake and all of that goes with it, but as things are going...I dont think its going to happen. Not happy at all with the resort. They are trying to "make it right" as they KEEP saying and they want us to come to the resort everyday when we arrive leading up to the wedding to keep tasting cakes so they can get it right. Lets see....have the stress of cake tasting everyday, or spend the time with family and friends who are flying in from all over to be with us? Needless to say, I wont cake taste each day. No excuse for them to not have it right the first time. At $12 a slice!!!! Please. Funny thing is the cake is the most over priced item on their list and it was just horrible.
Thanks for the ideas
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:23 PM
There are some great sleuthers here on BDW. If you narrow down the search area for bakeries, I'm sure we can come up with something. And what's your deadline?
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:09 PM
Just a thought!
Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:53 AM
I agree with Savannah, where in Hawaii are you getting married? It is really hard to believe that there isnt someone on your island who can make a decent cake, especially because Hawaii is such a popular spot to get married. Have you checked through the Hawaii threads and posted a cake query in there?
Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:42 PM
Ok...the wedding is in Kona (at four seasons). I made contact with what seems to be the biggest bakery there and she never confirmed a tasting..?? So I just left that alone thinking it might not be reliable. They were great with responding by email when they they told me to send a non refundable $250 deposit. I said I'd bring it when I came to taste and communication dropped.
I know costco is there and they have good cake. Is it too werid to show up at the four seasons with costco cake:) ? It could be a great cost savings and one of my BM's actually does cakes so she could do a little decorating I guess.
I was even thinking about getting a fake cake just for photos!! You can rent those.
Keep the ideas coming. If anyone can vouch for a baker in Kona let me know. Wedding is May 2nd.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:54 AM
This post is really just a cautionary side note - have you asked the 4S about any possible fees for bringing in an outside cake? My venue at the Wynn quoted me an cake "cutting" fee of $9 per slice for an outside cake. Needless to say, we are thus pursuing alternative options.
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