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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25-04-2014 00:33 #1Junior Member
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Places to buy a birthday cake??
25-04-2014 00:58 #2
One of the ladies at work got her wedding cake at the cheesecake shop. They have really nice designs
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25-04-2014 01:32 #3Senior Member
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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.
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25-04-2014 07:44 #6
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
25-04-2014 07:54 #7
25-04-2014 14:49 #8
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.
25-04-2014 19:35 #9
25-04-2014 20:07 #10
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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