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Can This Be Done? Wedding cake for $300

post #1 of 105
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My sister has a co-worker who is planning an October Wedding. The Bride states between the two families, the plans are to invite 700 guests.

The bride is trying to save money by limiting the budget for the cake. She really wants a yellow cake covered with chocolate frosting. She only wants to pay $1.50 per slice. Can this be done?

Need some ideals as the best way she can pull this one off. icon_confused.gif The bride is really convinced that she can find a cake for $300.00 total. TIA
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post #2 of 105
So she only wants to spend $1.50 per serving - and is limiting her cake to 200 servings for 700 guests because her cake budget is $300.00?

Think she needs a reality check...

Does she know she can save all that money by making her own wedding cake:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-98621-.html

HTH
post #3 of 105
Agreed that the only way she can do this is to buy a small cake and not provide a serving per guest. Realistically she is looking at a slice per table... better get a lot of forks.

My suggestion would be to cut the guest list - seriously 700??
post #4 of 105
yeah something is wrong with her math. 700 servings x $1.50 = $1050.

But here's what pisses me off. She's planning a big 'ole PARTY for 700 of her "closest and dearest" friends ..... and she wants to pay $300 for cake.

Tell Miss Tight A$$ that for 43 cents a serving, she'll be lucky to get day old Twinkies.

And she better get a reality check REAL fast or her Bridezilla gene is going to surface and it will be everyone else's fault that she can't have a "nice" wedding.

Sorry, but in my old age, I just have zero tolerance for crap like this anymore.
post #5 of 105
the answer is nope
Being up to my elbows in cream sounded a lot more glamorous!
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Being up to my elbows in cream sounded a lot more glamorous!
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post #6 of 105
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha - that's what I'd say in response to her request! Debi's right, bride can't do maths to save her life.

Even a super cheap grocery store is not going to give her a wedding cake for less than 50 cents a serving!
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post #7 of 105
Can't honestly believe you thought somebody here would be able to give you a solution for THAT budget icon_wink.gif

700 people? Why do people ON BUDGETS always want the most number of guests? Don' they know the easiest way to cut your budget is to limit your guests!!

I'd go back to her with a couple of POSSIBLE scenarios!!

MY SOLUTION .... use her 300 bucks to make a giant ALL-DAY SUCKER - it can get passed around and everybody gets to have a LICK!! icon_razz.gificon_biggrin.gif

cause she is most certainly making a SUCKER OUT OF YOU!
post #8 of 105
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Originally Posted by ApplegumKitchen

Can't honestly believe you thought somebody here would be able to give you a solution for THAT budget icon_wink.gif

700 people? Why do people ON BUDGETS always want the most number of guests? Don' they know the easiest way to cut your budget is to limit your guests!!

I'd go back to her with a couple of POSSIBLE scenarios!!

MY SOLUTION .... use her 300 bucks to make a giant ALL-DAY SUCKER - it can get passed around and everybody gets to have a LICK!! icon_razz.gificon_biggrin.gif

cause she is most certainly making a SUCKER OUT OF YOU!



LOL-All day sucker, haven't heard that in a long time.

Seriously, what are these people thinking. I don't know 700 people I could invite. Debi is right, she should go to the Day Old Store & stock up on Twinkies. I know she may be a friend of your sister & your sister may want to help out by having you do the cake but like everyone else said, I'd run as fast as I could!
post #9 of 105
OMG, 700 people and $300 for cake....if she can afford that many people, they can certainly shell out some more cash for cake!
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post #10 of 105
Laughing histerically....Applegum kitchen..That was too funny!!!

Un Huh....cake for 300 bucks....Cake Natzi....NO CAKE FOR YOU!!!

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post #11 of 105
I usually try to stay out of these kinds of discussions because they make me sooo mad, but I am feeling particularly irritable today. I am so tired of people who want something for nothing! For some reason they have this sense of entitlement and everyone owes them something.

I'm sure they don't go to the grocery store and try to negotiate the price of a gallon of milk, but don't mind asking me to spend 3 days working for free so they can get a cheap cake!

Maybe the real problem is they don't really know what does into the making of a wedding cake, especially one to serve 700 people. Maybe the article JanH posted would be helpful.

Sorry for the rant, but my nerves on edge today!
post #12 of 105
Sure, she should make her own cake... Like this one http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/07/inspiration-vs-perspiration.html or like these http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2009/01/big-day-big-wrecks.html

I think that any of those would qualify as a $300 cake for 700 people icon_lol.gif
post #13 of 105
I totally agree with Debi.
post #14 of 105
She can't even do the Krispy Kreme thing for 300$, last time I had one of their donuts it was 60cents.
The only way to do a cake to serve 700 for anywhere close to 300$ would be to go to Sam's and get 7 full sheets, and even then I think they are 47$ each at my Sam's, so that would put her $29 over "budget".
post #15 of 105
Tell her that you've heard mud pies are cheap and healthy... You know, organic. And you have a seemingly endless supply of ingredients.

Mu ha ha ha ha!
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