Recommendations to maximise your cake budget?

Question Asked: 3/07/2019 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Luscious Me

Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Central Coast

(1) Posted: 14/03/2020

Several factors influence the price of a wedding cake.  Some ingredients are more expensive than others but also the amount of time needed to prepare a wedding cake is quite variable depending on the type.  The choice of decorations and level of detail of these are also signifcant factors.

I'm happy to work with couples to create the ideal cake for them bearing in mind their priorities and budget.  There are usually various options available that do not involve compromising on quality.

The Painted Cake

South Australia State Wide

(6) Posted: 3/07/2019

There are a number of things you can do to help with the cost of cake.  The biggest price point difference is whether you want fondant covered with hand made gum paste decorations or not.  This has more to do with the time taken, rather than the materials involved.  A 3 tier, fondant covered cake with handmade gum paste flowers can take weeks to prepare, depending on the elements involved.

If you're wanting to look for a less expensive, yet still beautiful cake, the naked / semi-naked / buttercream cake are very on trend and look stunnging with fresh flowers.  (Just be mindful that not all flowers may be in season at that time and some flowers can be toxic) so make sure you talk to your decorator about what flowers you choose.

Fresh flowers, in most cases, will be less expensive than handmade decorations.  

Think about the type of cake you are looking for.  Some couples still like to go for a traditional fruit cake, however, bear in mind that the mixed fruit and materials for a fruit cake can be quite expensive also.  

Mud cake is very popular as it is a good stable cake and when treated with love, it will be beautiful and fresh.

Anyhoo, that's a few of my thoughts,

Hope that helps


The Painted Cake

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