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#1 markandme

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 10:28 AM

I am a bit budget conscious on our cake for the wedding. I would really love a beautifully decorated cakes with intricate swirls and stunning colours but i just cant justify the cost to H2B. I was wondering if anyone knows where i can get a simple 3 tier Butter cream iced cake (i have a picture but i have no idea how to post it) inexpensively... or if you know a cake maker who works from home ANYWHERE in the Brisbane Area

ok i dont know if this will work. i am a real pleb at this...this is the cake i want, without the flwers, we already have cake toppers

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#2 Shellsibelle

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:49 PM

Look here for details of someone I recommend. I am using this cake maker for my wedding. She is fabulous!! She is in the inner north of Brissie. I wouldn't say she is inexpensive, but she isn't expensive either. And she will make your cake exactly as you want it to be smile.gif

How many guests are you having at your wedding? If you're having about 50 or so, you could just have two real tiers in your cake, and one fake one to make it three tiers but not be as expensive smile.gif

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:09 PM

I'm in Sydney so any recommendations won't help you, I'm afraid. But what we did was have a local cake place (that we knew and loved) make a very basic two tier cake with ribbon (similar to your picture) and then put the toppers and some flowers on it ourselves. It looked lovely and was easily $300 less than a "wedding cake". I guess I would recommend going to some local abkeries/cake shops and looking to see costs of basic cakes.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:37 PM

We used a place at Springwood called R0bert0's Cheesec@kes.

We personally had chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache icing. We paid (from memory) about $150 which was for a two tier cake with enough cake for dessert sized pieces for 70 - 80 people (and we had leftovers even after most of our guests had seconds!). They iced and put the ribbon around (we supplied the ribbon) and then we just put the flowers on ourselves. This was it:

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I know they do other types of cake, not just mudcakes. I'm not sure about butter cream icing. I do know however that the cake was absolutely delicious. My Mum has a friend who used the same place for her daughter's wedding and they said their cake was delicious too.

The only downfall I can think of is that we had to get the cake from Springwood to our reception venue in Brisbane ourselves but for me it wasn't that big a deal as Dad did it on the morning of the wedding and that kept him busy while the girly stuff happened. wink.gif
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE(Shellsibelle @ Apr 9 2008, 04:19 PM) View Post

Look here for details of someone I recommend. I am using this cake maker for my wedding. She is fabulous!! She is in the inner north of Brissie. I wouldn't say she is inexpensive, but she isn't expensive either. And she will make your cake exactly as you want it to be smile.gif

How many guests are you having at your wedding? If you're having about 50 or so, you could just have two real tiers in your cake, and one fake one to make it three tiers but not be as expensive smile.gif

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This is exactly who we're using as well Michelle! I found Sarah's prices to be very competitive.

She is really friendly too.

Shoot her off an email - she usually replies to them the same day, if not the next.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:30 PM

Hello what we did for our wedding was make the cakes well my mum did and took the cakes to a cake decorator to get them decorated. If you want the name of the place i used pm and i will let you know its a small shop on Brisbane north at Strathpine.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:14 PM

My mum does wedding cakes and has made hundreds!

If you are looking at butter cream though you will need to have it done the day before, otherwise the icing wont be great. Normally your ganache can be done a few days in advance, and the royal icing can be done weeks in advance... so just something to be aware of.

Are you looking at the real flowers and dodda vine for your decorations?

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this was mine.. It was mud with choc ganache icing.

And my mumma made those flowers.. idnt she clever! I didnt want anything too structured with the flowers, more like they were tumbling.. hard to explain.

We bought the dodda vine though.
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#8 cakelover2011

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:21 PM

I would personally recommend having a look at King of Cakes.

I ordered a cake from them for my son's birthday a couple of weeks ago, it was simply delicious. happy.gif




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