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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:30 PM
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How much do custom cakes usually cost?

I went to a bakery yesterday to order a birthday cake for Jack, I wamted a cowboy hat shape to feed about 30 people. They quoted me $200! That is more than my wedding cake cost, and that one was covered in fresh berries and fed 100!

They told me a 10x10, undecorared one layer square would be $45!

Is that bakery just super expensive or are those normal prices?
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:32 PM
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I would go talk to people at various Walmarts and Krogers. Often they can do a custom cake at a Walmart/Kroger Price
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:34 PM
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I have a friend who used to make custom cakes.
She would charge $75-$100ish and they were beautiful.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:36 PM
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i have a friend that is the decorator at a grocery store in mckinney, i dont think they charge nearly that much.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:36 PM
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45 for an undecorated cake is high IMO. What were you looking for exactly? Costco makes a good basic cake. I used the Cake Lady in Richardson for Seth's 4th bday.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:36 PM
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Ok, I was expecting around $75. I don't want a "walmart" cake but I didn't realize they did custom stuff.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:38 PM
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ideally I want a cowboy hat, either on top of A square cake, or the entire thing a 3-d hat.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:41 PM
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I think the only way to can get a GREAT custom cake for less than $100 is knowing someone. Jaron's cake was $130 this year and it was the cheapest cake he has ever had. It was just a one layer cake. Good Luck!
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:43 PM
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I paid $80, I think, for Haley's cake last year. $200 is way too much IMO.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:45 PM
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$200 does sound like a lot to me, although I think anytime you get into custom shapes, even for a flat layer cake, it gets expensive. Have you tried Central Market? I used to work there and some of the decorators there are amazing.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:47 PM
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That seems like a lot of $ but I know when you are talking about special shapes and stuff the price goes up. When I was looking for Xander's cake for his birthday I was quoted $175 for a treasure chest one. That's why I ended up doing cupcakes. LOL
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:47 PM
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I usually pay between $75-$100 for custom cakes.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:50 PM
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that sounds price for a basic cake, but if you want a 3d hat, it sounds right about what i'd expect.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 12:54 PM
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The only person I knew that did these at a reasonable price (and were AMAZING) no longer can I hope she is able to again someday

I'd think between $100-$200 sounds about right (although it still sucks). The one I just did for the last baby shower I had was over $100 and it didn't have anything 3d or anything..it was fondant....but it was wonderful. I got it from the Cake Stand in McKinney and they did it perfectly.
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Old 07-25-2008 Friday, 01:29 PM
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Yeah for a 3D custom cake I'm not surprised they quoted you $200. I paid $70 for Stella's cake and it was a single layer round cake (no fondant) with polka dots; it fed 30, I think....stoooopid!

Thayer, send me that cake info, too, please.
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