Should I Consider A Wedding Cake A Gift?

Baking By Mazo611 Updated 19 Sep 2015 , 2:00pm by Mazo611

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Mazo611 Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 2:09am
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I agreed to make a wedding cake for my niece.  She had ordered mini-cheesecakes, but decided that she would also like a cake for cutting.  It was not in her budget to have both.  

After all is said and done, the supplies to make this cake (not including pans and tools, which I already had) is well over $100.   Now I wish I had told her from the beginning that this would be my gift to her, but I didn't say that....although I never indicated otherwise either.

i don't want to be tacky, but I'm feeling like this is what we would have spent on a gift.  

What would you do?  Should I give her a card and write something like "I was honored to make your cake"???

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Gingerlocks Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 2:44am
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There is nothing wrong with gifting a wedding cake; I'm gifting a wedding cake for my bff in two weeks. I did however start out with letting her know that was her wedding gift; it is difficult after the fact to do that but I do think you can tactfully do it. Maybe write in the card something along the lines of "I was so happy you both let me gift you a wedding cake. I glad I was able to be apart of your special day." Just something that makes it clear that 'the cake was your present'; but in the future you need to be clear from the start that, this cake is their gift. 

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Happyfood Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 2:54am
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@ Mazo611, I think that is a nice way to handle your situation. 

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Apti Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 3:57am
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What Gingerlocks said.  I recently did a graduation cake for a neighbor's daughter and said, "I would be honored if you would let me bake the celebration cake as my graduation gift to (insert name)". 

If I were you, I'd say to your niece, "Thank you for letting me have the honor of making your wedding cake as my wedding gift to you and your husband." 

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MBalaska Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 4:14am
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@Apti  beautifully said !!

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costumeczar Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 12:19pm
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what they said.

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 12:36pm
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an idea for the idea pot is to be sure the photographer gets a nice shot of you and the cake so you can have it framed for her --

then a twist on that -- when we went out west to do my niece's cake -- my sweet little sister (ok she's older but shorter -- take your pick there :) took pictures of the process and made a collage including a nice shot of the cake to give to me and it was a wonderful thank you --

cake picture thoughts for you

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Mazo611 Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 2:00pm
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Thank you everyone!    

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