See? Some People Will Pay $5K For Cake!!

Decorating By ccr03 Updated 25 Apr 2008 , 6:07pm by KathysCC

ccr03 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 3:15pm
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I'm a celebrity gossip nut icon_lol.gif , saw this today and thought my fellow CC would get a kick out of it.

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes filled a rented Hollywood Hills home with $17,000 worth of fresh flowers and spent almost $5,000 on cakes for daughter Suri's second birthday bash on Saturday. The couple ordered personalized cakes from Los Angeles' Sweet Lady Jane bakery for all 24 guests, and a four-tiered treat was served up to the birthday girl. Cruise also ordered $230 worth of cupcakes from LA bakery Sprinkles - wife Holmes' favorite cake shop.


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lanibird Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:34pm
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Holy cow, that's a lot of cake!

CambriasCakes Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 5:13pm
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All that cake for 24 guests?? Sounds like my kind of party!

Now to only find a picture of it..........

Ironbaker Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 7:41pm
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Wow that is a lot of cake!

OK, I found the main cake picture:

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Why does that man look like he's about to take a chomp out of it? icon_lol.gif

She is such a cute little girl.

ccr03 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:35pm
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What do people do with all that leftover cake!!??!

It's a pretty cake for a pretty girl! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 9:20pm
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It doesn't look like a lot of cake to me - just a lot of moola!

SugarBakerz Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 9:26pm
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the cake he is carrying was HER cake... according to the qoute.... that probably was a lot of cake if everyone had individual ones... it looks to me like he is holding it up with his chin.. hehehehehe

she is a lovely little lady, looks like mommy with Tom's nose!

poshcakedesigns Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 9:40pm
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LOL where can I find these cake shoppers? A few of these per year and I could work less than part time. icon_biggrin.gif

weirkd Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 9:41pm
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I cant see all those Hollywood people even eating cake? They probably had a line to the bathroom to purge it all! lol
Must be nice to have that kind of money to throw around!

lchristi27 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 9:43pm
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Wow! What's funny is that I bet anyone on this website could do that cake easy! I mean its cute and all, but $5,000 for that? Seriously..

FromScratch Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:01pm
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HA!!!! Purge it all!!! icon_lol.gif

That's not a huge cake.. 4-6-8-10.. 65 servings (by my chart anyway). I'm sure she got to smoosh it all up. And $230 isn't a ton of custom cuppies when you order from Sprinkles. They are close to $50/dozen when they are custom orders I think. It's $36/dozen for off the shelf.

Ahh to have that sort of disposable income.. *sigh*

Cute cake too!!

mamabaer Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:01pm
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Exactly what I was thinking lchristi27!

Chef_Stef Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:02pm
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I can hear myself taking this order: "Yep. $208.33 per serving. We think that's fair."

yummymummy Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:03pm
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I was thinking the same thing too....$5000 for that cake seems a bit much...but who am I to say!

She is super cute! icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:22pm
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I wonder where they got it from?? Does anyone know?

lanibird Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:37pm
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The OP said Sweet Lady Jane Bakery:

http://www.sweetladyjane.com/

Oh to have $$ like that to spend!

FromScratch Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:41pm
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Well look at that.. I pulled a dumba$$ and missed that totally. icon_redface.gif

Thanks for point it out though! icon_smile.gif

What a crappy website though.. for $5000 for a cake order they sure did skimp on the site.. icon_lol.gif

Shelle_75 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:41pm
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Some people just have too much doggone money!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:43pm
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Under wedding cake prices on their website it says that they begin at $7 per serving. Does that mean the whole cake can be displayed on a (coffee cup) saucer? icon_smile.gif

lanibird Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:50pm
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Well look at that.. I pulled a dumba$$ and missed that totally. icon_redface.gif

Thanks for point it out though! icon_smile.gif

What a crappy website though.. for $5000 for a cake order they sure did skimp on the site.. icon_lol.gif




icon_lol.gif I think the whole "paid $5000 for a cake" kinda took over the message making it easy to miss who made it! icon_lol.gif

Ironbaker Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 11:05pm
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LOL @purged. Surely.

Well, the OP says they paid $5,000 in cakes. This big one for Suri and then personalized ones for each guest. 25 cakes for $5000 is OK in my book. If you can get it, good for you! Having JLo and Pete Sampras on your client list probably helps too.

weirkd Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:20am
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They said in the little blurb that it was Sweet Jane Bakery.

jwong9664 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:28am
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i'm prob not supposed to tell, but we just had a bride (at a wedding planning firm that i cannot disclose the name of icon_wink.gif) pay $26000 for a sylvia cake! can you freakin' imagine?!? ahh what a life it must be...

Chef_Stef Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:47am
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Actually, just doing some quick math...this *could* make sense.

If that is a 4, 6, 8, 10 cake, serving, say, 80 wedding size pieces, and guessing @$9.00 a serving, that's $720.00. Add $230 for the cupcakes. And 24 guests, if they each took home an 8" individualized cake with 24 servings at about $7.00/serving each, for $4032 in guest cakes...that's

720 + 230+ 4032 = $4982.00

Zowie. Not unreasonable, just very, very generous...if that's how it worked.

P.S--LOL at the purging. Who in that group, besides Suri and maybe Tom, would even finish a piece of cake? Maybe that's what the cupcakes were for. Or maybe the 4-tier is a dummy--it sure looks like it's not very heavy, the way he's carrying it...

melmusick Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:49am
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Must be nice to have all that moolah!
My husband and I recently went to Beverly Hills and I purchased 2 dozen cupcakes from Sprinkles. I just had to go there after I heard that Oprah gets her cupcakes from there. It was $80 for the 2 dozen. They were o.k. but I thought they'd be better. They were kinda dry and didn't last very long. They all had a colored dots on the top indicating which flavor they were. I never made it over to Lady Jane Bakery...now I wish I had made time to go there! icon_smile.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:02am
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LOL @purged. Surely.

Well, the OP says they paid $5,000 in cakes. This big one for Suri and then personalized ones for each guest. 25 cakes for $5000 is OK in my book. If you can get it, good for you! Having JLo and Pete Sampras on your client list probably helps too.




Okay, well that's a bit better. I don't remember reading that there was any other cake besides the one in the photo on this thread.

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i'm prob not supposed to tell, but we just had a bride (at a wedding planning firm that i cannot disclose the name of ) pay $26000 for a sylvia cake! can you freakin' imagine?!? ahh what a life it must be...




How many servings? Do you know? I've tasted one of Sylvia's cakes. My husband told me I could have done better. icon_biggrin.gif

Chef_Stef Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:17am
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Yeah on the Sylvia cakes, I just had a bride tell me that her (Sylvia's) yellow cake that I gave them to try was "Moist enough, but could you make it not so dense? I mean, it's good and everything, but...it's not like anyone's going to be lining up for seconds."

icon_eek.gif ...icon_evil.gif I was not amused. I figure, if it's good enough for Sylvia's brides, it's good enough for mine.

Ironbaker Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:35am
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LOL @purged. Surely.

Well, the OP says they paid $5,000 in cakes. This big one for Suri and then personalized ones for each guest. 25 cakes for $5000 is OK in my book. If you can get it, good for you! Having JLo and Pete Sampras on your client list probably helps too.



Okay, well that's a bit better. I don't remember reading that there was any other cake besides the one in the photo on this thread.




Oh, it was in the very first post.



I just read on another site that they spent $17,000 in flowers and a grand whopping total of $100,000 for her birthday party! Must be nice to be Suri Cruise! All family and close friends, no celebrities.

Here's a better pic of the cake. The theme for the party was butterflies.

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xstitcher Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:10am
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I think you all could have done a way better job on the cake! So many of the cakes on here are real beauts!!

bashini Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 9:55am
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That cake looks like its leaning to one side. And I know that there are so many talented members here, who could have done far more better job than that.

And I have to say, that the web site is crap.

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