The Knot Asks...

Decorating By cakedoff Updated 28 Jun 2011 , 5:07pm by jennifercullen

cakedoff Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 11:15pm
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"You told us the best wedding advice youve been given, now share the worst!" My response was "Advice from The Knot: "Cut your cake servings in half to save money at your reception" REALLY DUMB!" So, what do the rest of you think?

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Occther Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 11:28pm
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Have a dummy cake and serve sheet cakes - its cheaper.

Cakebelle Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 12:41am
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Originally Posted by Occther

Have a dummy cake and serve sheet cakes - its cheaper.

Ditto! icon_rolleyes.gif

leah_s Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 12:44am
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ditto x 3.

Paying for your cake twice is always a money saver. <sarcasm

cakedoff Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 12:52am
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Ha! Thanks Leah...thinking the same thing. WHAT is more significant of a wedding tradition than the cake. I say cut out all the ridiculously heavy appetizers so folks can enjoy their meal and the following fabulous cake!

labmom Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 2:50am
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I charge for the dummies and to decorate the dummies.. so to have the dummy cake and then purchase sheet cakes which I don't do.. I only do layer cakes for the kitchen they aren't saving money in the long run.

Also, this making less servings than your guests is nonsence.. What are you going to do put a sign on the tables.. cake and no cake? so that people
can choose. Or auction cake pieces off to the highest bidder, and the money going to the bride and groom?

If you want to save money get rid of the silly favors, and the long food appitizer hours. And thousands for a dress??? really/???
But forbid $300 -500 for a desert for your reception.. a piece of art!!..

cakedoff Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 3:08am
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Yup, Labmom,...Let's pay $5 - $8 a head for appetizer to spoil the dinner, but, not spend $3 - $5 a head for a grand dessert or a artwork to admire. Doesn't make much sense.

amygortoncakes Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 3:31pm
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This isn't really the worst advice but I get tired of hearing this:

"You should start a business!"

Just because I made a cake that you can't make, doesn't mean I have the skill set to sell them...nor is it legal in CA, nor do I know anything about starting a business.

People are shocked when I say I would rather work in someone elses bakery decorating

1Cake-At-ATime Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 4:28pm
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Watch...I predict the next thread will start with "SHE ASKED FOR A DUMMY WEDDING CAKE FOR FREE?!"


The best wedding advise I have would be to spend as much on a cake, as you would a ring. We have price tag rules for everything else dealing with the wedding (ring must be 3 times his pay, etc), what about the cake?

jennifercullen Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 5:07pm
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@amygorton I have that too! One of my friends has recently done a business course round here which on completion she got a business start up grant and she amongst others are practically begging me all the time to start a business cake decorating, I try to explain to them that I may be good enough to wow you, but actually if you paid 2 or 3 or 4 times the price from a 'professional' bakery I doubt you'd be as impressed.

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