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#1 Miss Sunshyne

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    Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:54 AM

    If so, where are you getting it from and how are you transporting it?

     

    Sadly my resort has cakes that..... let's just say I can do a better job :( lol

     

    I'm from NY/NJ and cakes are like important as our wedding dresses...lol

     

    So I'm doing the next best thing...fake! It doesn't cost that much, will look beautiful in pics, they leave a hidden slice behind so that you may insert a piece of cake for the cake cutting ceremony and either have the resorts cake in the back to serve.... or I'm thinking of just going with the desert table that is all ready included in the menu, since cake usually always goes to waste :(

     

    I'm interested in knowing what you ladies think?

     

     

    I'm getting my cake from  Burgundy_and_Ivory_Fake_Wedding_Cake__17894_zoom.jpg instead of the flower I want a large pencil starfish, the fondant will be a pearlized teal and the ribbon color will be coral.

     

    They are chaging me $235 for it.... :)


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    #2 Iamalldiva

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      Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:51 PM

      I understand about you not liking the cake the resort is making, I feel the same way about my resort.  I think if it's in your budget and you dont have travel/shipping worries, go for it!!!



      #3 starchild

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        Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:02 PM

        You learn something new every day!  I had no idea this existed.  It isn't my type of thing but if it floats your boat and it's not a hassle to get it to your venue I say go for it.



        #4 mochamakes3

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          Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:58 AM

          That is a pretty simple cake design. Very simple for $235 and you don't even get a real cake! You could probably just cover foam dummy cakes on your own for about $50.



          #5 Miss Sunshyne

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            Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:42 AM

            My cake is being design I just used that pic as an example, but thanks for the tip... I don't want to go the diy route though. The resort is charging $500+ for a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting...horrible, either way I won't be pleased.

             

            Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

            That is a pretty simple cake design. Very simple for $235 and you don't even get a real cake! You could probably just cover foam dummy cakes on your own for about $50.




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            #6 Janet1480

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              Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:41 PM


              OMG! is this what they are charging for cake???? I really need to start looking at the prices and lists they sent me to start breaking all these things out!!! CRAZY! i thought cake was included? Or is this because you asked for a bigger cake to accomodate your large # of guests?
               

              Originally Posted by Miss Sunshyne 

              My cake is being design I just used that pic as an example, but thanks for the tip... I don't want to go the diy route though. The resort is charging $500+ for a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting...horrible, either way I won't be pleased.

               


               


               


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              #7 Miss Sunshyne

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                Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:48 AM

                Janet look at your excel sheet!! lol, even though I am having 100 guests, $5/a slice for vanilla cake or $8/a slice for more corny decorations!! no thanks! I was really disapointed with the price and the pictures of what they offered as a "wedding cake".

                 

                I think the cake is included only if you go with a Package.

                 

                Originally Posted by Janet1480 


                OMG! is this what they are charging for cake???? I really need to start looking at the prices and lists they sent me to start breaking all these things out!!! CRAZY! i thought cake was included? Or is this because you asked for a bigger cake to accomodate your large # of guests?
                 



                 



                 


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                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

                   

                  how will you get it there?  It's covered in fondant so that would get messed up in a suitcase.  It will also take up a lot of space.  With airlines charging by the bag, space is precious.  

                   

                  What about replacing the cake cutting tradition with something else inspired by the location of your DW?



                  #9 Miss Sunshyne

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                    Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:09 AM

                    Well the baker I'm purchasing it from will have each tier (3) one smaller than the other boxed separately they also roll the fondant on styrofoam days prior to my scheduled pick up so it will be dry and it won't get messed up, I will carry it in a gift bag and just let the TA know at check in, I've already checked with my airline it's allowed, it's not consider food and each box will be small/separate enough to be able to pass through security.

                     

                     

                    Hard task.... don't wanna think about all I'll be carrying my dress included but I will have dear FH helping me with it all.... A price I will pay to have it done my way.

                     

                    Originally Posted by Morgan 

                     

                    how will you get it there?  It's covered in fondant so that would get messed up in a suitcase.  It will also take up a lot of space.  With airlines charging by the bag, space is precious.  

                     

                    What about replacing the cake cutting tradition with something else inspired by the location of your DW?



                     


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                    #10 Janet1480

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                      Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:18 AM


                      I dont want to look at it now!!! LOL

                      Janet look at your excel sheet!! lol, even though I am having 100 guests, $5/a slice for vanilla cake or $8/a slice for more corny decorations!! no thanks! I was really disapointed with the price and the pictures of what they offered as a "wedding cake".

                       

                      I think the cake is included only if you go with a Package.

                       



                       



                       


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