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    Default Places to buy a birthday cake??

    I am organising my son's 1st bday/christening and have been looking at cake stores but haven't found anything under $400.
    Does anyone have suggestions where I could get a less expensive cake? Even f it is someone that works from home..
    Also would it be cheaper to get a cake for 70 people or do 70-80 cupcakes instead?
    Thanks in advance

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    One of the ladies at work got her wedding cake at the cheesecake shop. They have really nice designs

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    Hi OP, I see that you're in NSW so unfortunately I can't give any recs but just thought I'd reply about cost. I recently got quotes in QLD for my DDs first birthday cake and found that the cake worked out cheaper as most places don't sell cupcakes for less than $2 each and you have to get enough for 1 cupcake per guest, whereas you can get a smaller cake and cut smaller slices with a bit of cream or ice cream on the side and most people aren't that fussed.

    Have you considered making your own cupcakes? It would be the cheapest option if you made a big batch of homemade cake batter, and if you're worried about decorating, many cake shops sell pre made icing which is super east to pipe on top in a swirl with 1 piping bag and 1 nozzle, which would probably still work out cheaper than buying either a cake or cupcakes ready made.

    HTH

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    Www.cake2therescue.com

    If you want to make your own I use them all the time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvarela View Post
    I am organising my son's 1st bday/christening and have been looking at cake stores but haven't found anything under $400.
    Does anyone have suggestions where I could get a less expensive cake? Even f it is someone that works from home..
    Also would it be cheaper to get a cake for 70 people or do 70-80 cupcakes instead?
    Thanks in advance
    I know a lady who does cakes (I ordered an 80's cake and a Peppa Pig cake) and paid less than $250 each. She lives in Sydney. PM me if you want her number

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    I have a great cake lady in st George area of Sydney - she makes anything - for DS 1st she replicated his favourite pirate rattle, his 2nd was a 3d Humpty Dumpty ( both were $180 to feed about 50) I think she charges $2 a cup cake - then I also have a ice cream cake guy in the Shire that made DS a lightening mcqueen ice cream cake for his 3rd birthday for $120

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClearCrystal View Post
    Www.cake2therescue.com

    If you want to make your own I use them all the time now.
    Thanks for this link! They look great! Does the icing come pre cut or do you have to roll out the fondant and cut the shapes? Does that make sense?

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    You roll fondant out and cut yourself but they include all templates/cutters you need.

    I'm loving it.

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1398401313.870174.jpg cake I made today

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1398401341.559495.jpg cake I made a little while ago.

    I made the footy jersey too.

    This is coming from someone who loves baking but always sucked at icing cakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClearCrystal View Post
    You roll fondant out and cut yourself but they include all templates/cutters you need.

    I'm loving it.

    Attachment 53419 cake I made today

    Attachment 53420 cake I made a little while ago.

    I made the footy jersey too.

    This is coming from someone who loves baking but always sucked at icing cakes.
    Wow your cakes look great!

    Thanks again for the info, dd2 wants a butterfly themed party, I've been freaking out about making a butterfly cake! Definitely going to try this site...

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    For my DD1's christening cake I made a large cake, frosted it in buttercream, put a ribbon around the bottom & added a "spray" of flowers & love hearts I ordered from a cake decorating store. It looked lovely and tasted fabulous, plus it was heaps cheaper than getting the full cake made. I think it cost around $25 for the "spray".


 

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