Sunshine and Wedding Cakes…Who knew?

Wedding Cake.  Yummy!  I LOVE IT.  And this is something I would ALWAYS let a pro handle.  I am one of those gals who likes her guest to have the best.  How can you do that, AND be a Cheap Party Chick?  Well, I asked Sunshine Stewart of…

Sunshine Stewart's Website
Sunshine Stewart’s Website

to let us in on a few of the tricks of her trade, and boy did she deliver.  Check it out in the interview below.

 

 

 

Jen:

  OK, Sunshine, I’m a bride, I’m coming in and have 150 guests coming to my wedding what should I expect to spend to feed them all?

Sunshine:
Our wedding cakes start at $2 a serving so you should expect $300 – $500 for a cake to feed 150 people, THOUGH – we will work to fit your budget.  There are many ways to save money and many options to add if you are interested in spending more. 

 

Jen: I’ve seen people do “cupcake cakes” is that any cheaper, or about the
same?

 

Sunshine:
Yes – cupcakes can be less expensive. Our cupcakes start at $18 a dozen.  Again, we can add edible glitter to make them sparkle, filling, or fancy laser cut cups if you have money burning a hole in your pocket. 

 

Jen: What options are available to me as far as mini cakes, tiered cakes,
cupcakes, sheet cakes?  What’s the most expensive way to go?

Sunshine:
We have done many cupcake weddings.  That seems to be the big trend right now.  I have also seen smaller cakes on each table to use as center pieces or to make different flavors available.  We have done a smaller tiered cake for pictures and cutting with sheet cakes for feeding the masses (this is probably the cheapest way to go). We even have an order for “wedding pies”.  This is something that was highlighted on Food Network a while ago.  This particular couple is ordering 8 different pies that we will decorate with hearts and their initials and such for their big day.  I think the most expensive option is to get a great big, multi tiered cake covered in fondant. 

Jen: In general, when I walk in to a bakery and want cake for my wedding,
what should I be fairly clear on before I even hit the door?

Sunshine:
You should have an idea of what you are looking for and your budget!  It is easy to get caught up in all the extras and the scent of icing and cake will numb your brain into believing that you Have to have it and you can afford anything!  There are lots of websites out there, if you find a cake online that you fall in love with print it off and take it into the bakery with you.  They will tell you if they can do that or not.

Anything else you would like to add……..

SUNSHINE: I would also like to add that this is still cake and you (and your family and friends) are going to eat it – I sure hope it tastes good and you don’t have to take out a loan to pay for it.  Our bakery can fit any budget – let us know what you can afford and we will work with you to accomplish your dream wedding cake at a reasonable wedding cost and it will taste AWESOME!!  I put my name on it!!!

 

One last note from Jen.  It is always important to me, when choosing vendors, that the people I work with are genuine, fun and enjoy what they do.  I was blown away by Sunshine.  She is the real deal.  And as my sign said at the show, “You can have your cake AND pay the bills.”  Sunshine is here to help you do just that!

 

 

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