My First Wedding Cake!!!

Decorating By calebsmom45 Updated 23 Sep 2008 , 1:33am by DebBTX

calebsmom45 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:22am
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I did it! My first wedding cake came out perfect! No problems, nothing. It was stressful up until the time I started setting up but then it all came together and I was doing the happy dance. It was for my sister and she loved it. Thanks for all the help I got, I think I asked a milllion questions! I also made the grooms cake. Here they are!

As I said, these cakes were heavily inspired by many of the people on here especially peggylicious, cathyscakes and torysgirl87!! Thanks!

Just one question...I do not sell cakes, I just make them for family and friends so I have no idea what a cake like this would run. Any ideas? It was 12,10,8 with hundreds of gumpaste hydrangeas. Wasc with cream cheese and strawberrry filling. Thanks, I just want to be able to tell all the people who ask me "what would a cake like that cost?"

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Dixiegal01 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:29am
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calebsmom45, you did a fantastic job, the cakes look great! I know your sister is so proud of you....take a bow! I don't know what the pricing should be, I'm like you, family and friends so far....very little money making going on here icon_wink.gif

summernoelle Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:36am
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Wow-it was really lovely. I love hydragea blossoms-gorgeous!

icer101 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:36am
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hi, your wedding cake is very pretty... very neat job.... love the flowers... all you other cakes look fantastic also...

calebsmom45 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:38am
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Thank you so much! It is great when other people tell you they love the cake, but I really appreciate the comments from other decorators the most!

KHalstead Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:41am
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I would charge 302.50 for that size cake covered in fondant with filling, for hydrangeas I'd probably charge about $.50 each

jescapades Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:49am
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wow, the wedding cake is stunning! and the groom's cake is very cool! you did an excellent job and should most definitely be proud! i would estimate about $280+ for a cake like that. according to my pricing, it would be about $210-$215 for the cake and $40-$50 for the flowers. it looks like fondant, so i would add $10 to each layer.

btw, the pictures of your sister playing her dh's drums are an awesome touch!

calebsmom45 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 1:02am
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calebsmom45 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 9:51pm
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Anyone else have any pricing ideas, especially anyone from around Georgia or South Carolina. It just seems like no one I know wants to pay for a cake like this or any other fondant covered cake. I wish they would or I might consider looking in to doing this and not killing myself chasing kids all day but I just do not see how it is worth my time business wise. I appreciate all the comments and help!

DebBTX Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 1:33am
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I would price your Bride's cake at $409.48.

Almond cake - 86 servings x 2.68 = 230.48
Strawberry BCC filling - 86 x .25 = 21.50
Fondant - 86 x 1.25 = 107.50
Gumpaste flowers - 200 x .25 = 50.00

-Debbie B.

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