Castle Wedding Cake For 35?!

Decorating By MikeRowesHunny Updated 20 May 2008 , 1:13pm by wgoat5

MikeRowesHunny Posted 19 May 2008 , 7:20am
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OK, I have a couple who are enquiring about me making them a castle wedding cake like the Disneyland castle pictured below, but they only want 35 servings icon_confused.gif ! I think that at that size it is in danger of looking like a child's birthday cake. What sizes of cakes would you use, and how much would you charge? I've done a castle wedding cake before, but that was for 120 servings, I suppose you could eliminate the square cake the castle is standing on, but that would still give 48 servings!:

What would you tell this couple?!

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akgirl10 Posted 19 May 2008 , 8:16am
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First of all, your castle cake is beautiful! It seems to me that a castle cake requires a little grandeur, I just don't think it will look right with a 35 serving cake. I think if they want a castle cake they will just have to buy extra servings.

CakeRN Posted 19 May 2008 , 8:29am
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you could do a castle cake but you would have to charge more than for just the servings. You could do the center as cake and do the rest of the castle in styrofoam.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:09am
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Well, I've suggested adding in styrofoam tier/s, or just putting a customised styrofoam castle topper onto a 2 tier cake (the easiest and cheapest option!). We;ll see what they say - I'm doing this through a wedding planner, so it's all a bit disjointed, but at least she agreed that a Disney castle for 35 was going to be difficult!

Homemade-Goodies Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:44am
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48 is not that much more, if you ask me...or the slices can be bit larger than planned for the 35 cake. Of course more money for them, but if they want it to look any way mature - rather than a kids' birthday cake - you'll need the extra room to work with, and they will need to adjust to it.

Your cake picture you attached is do such lovely work!!! icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:51pm
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It's ok to tell a client, "You can't have that design for only that many people .... here's what we can do instead...."

My example is a bride who wants a 5-tier cake for 75 people. Sorry ... I can't do that.

wgoat5 Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:58pm
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Ohh I like #2 icon_smile.gif for a wedding

wgoat5 Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:02pm
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Here's another one ... looks cute.. the couple could be a bride and a groom icon_smile.gif

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Amanda518 Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:10pm
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I like #2 as well.. it is really nice for a wedding. thumbs_up.gif

wgoat5 Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:12pm
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Here is two more icon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:13pm
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I know they would feed a lot more then you need but... you could scale them down... use different colors.. even do all white.. with light shades of the brides colors icon_smile.gif

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