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Affordable but AWESOME wedding cakes - Dallas

Does anyone know of reasonably priced bakeries for wedding cakes who can also create on the fancier side in Dallas, TX? Preferably closer to Irving?

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  1. What kind of price range (total not per person) do you consider reasonable? That will help alot with recommendations.

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      1. re: maylamtx

        It's not near Irving, but we got our cake at Dallas Affaires and, while it was 8 years ago, it was around $450 for I think 150 people maybe a few more. We had one layer of white chocolate cake, one layer of dark chocolate cake, fresh strawberries with Italian cream in between and a luscious buttercream icing. Nicely decorated and topped with a gorgeous selection of roses. It was scrumptious to say the least and they were delightful to deal with.

        Romano's has very beautiful fondant covered cakes. Not sure of the prices. I don't think the cake is as good as the ones at Dallas Affaires, but they can get much fancier since they do the fondant.

        1. re: dalaimama

          I got married in February of this year and we used Romano's.

          We got bride and groom's cake for $915 I think. It was the cheapest place we found here locally. Unbelievably it was also the best!

          It was not fondant covered though, it was butter cream iced (not real fond of fondant). We had Rasberry Swirl for our White Cake and Chocolate Strawberry Passion for our groom's cake. The groom's was very simple sheet cake with chocolate shavings on it. Another excellent favorite is the Grand Marnier.

          I think the thing that is so unbelieveable with is how moist the cakes were! We very much enjoyed it and they were incredible to work with!

    1. Not in Irving , but you should check out Henk's/Black Forest Bakery in Dallas.....'tis located roughly at Greenville at Northwest Highway . Very good cakes of all kinds at very rewasonable prices .

      1. Panini Bakery is supplying our wedding cake.
        6063 Sherry Ln
        Dallas, TX 75225
        (214) 363-1225
        They're not near Irving, but they would be worth your while to look into. They are supplying us with a wedding cake that serves 125 + 75 chocolate cupcakes (we're doing cupcakes instead of the traditional groom's cake) all for $575. Sophie, the owner, is really great and easy to work with - and, most importantly, the cake is extra tasty. They have beautiful designs, too!

        1. Wow thanks for all the feedback, I will definitely look into all these places!

          1. We used a great company called "The Cake Guy" last October. The cake was BEAUTIFUL! I gave him a picture out of a bridal magazine that I thought was pretty and he re-created it exactly. The only info I still have for him is his e-mail- thecakeguy at aol.com

            He's a school teacher who makes wedding cakes on the side. It was less than $500 for 150ppl. The cake was quite yummy too.

            By the way, most of the other places mentioned will be at least 800- 1000 bucks for 150ppl, at least according to my research last summer.

            1. Oh gosh. Good to know. Does the cake guy have a shop or is it an at-home business?

              BTW, I always hear about people doing sheet cake as a cheap way to stretch the mileage of your cake, but do people actually do that? I would feel a little weird/rude to ask the baker do that for me...

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              1. re: maylamtx

                The Cake Guy is an at-home business in Cedar Hill. We didn't need to use sheet cakes. In fact several of our tiers were fake- styrofoam covered in frosting.

                1. re: maylamtx

                  When we got married last Spring (not in Dallas) our baker recommended a "kitchen cake" as a way of extending the cake...as we got a much higher response rate than we originally planned. Instead of adding another tier at $3ish per slice, she did a kitchen cake for like $1.60 or something like that. She did a nice three tier cake and then a sheet cake in the same icing and when it was sliced and put on plates after we cut the cake, no one knew the difference. That might be an option for you.

                2. Keep in mind that wedding cakes are prices are usually based on the number of guests - a person price; which can range tremendously depending on the complexity of the decorations.

                  I haven't wedding cake shopped in Dallas, but here's a few to add to your list:
                  Frosted Art
                  Le Gateau
                  Rush in Deep Ellum
                  Casa Linda Bakery - I'm guessing it might be the least expensive.

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                  1. re: pepper131

                    Strictly based on taste, Casa Linda cakes are my favorite cakes in Dallas. I have only ordred very simple birthday cakes from them so I am not sure how about the creativeness of their designs for wedding cakes.
                    Dallas Affaires makes lovely cakes, but they are more expensive than Casa Linda. However, they have donated some spectacular cakes to a charity I used to work for and so I always like to give them a plug.

                  2. We are having our cake done by HNB Gourmet. It is a husband and wife owned gourmet catering business, and they are so energetic and passionate about food. If you go for a tasting you will be blown away. I am getting a three tiered cake with fondant with decorative piped designs for $3 a slice. They don't have any cakes on display in their store but the taste is amazing and they have some pretty lofty clients (they just did Ross Perot's birthday cake).

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                    1. re: vegastodallas

                      There is a lady that we know that works every day towards starting up her cake store front. She has been making cakes professionally for over 20 years. We have had her cakes for birthdays several times. Last month we were at a wedding for friends. We were amazed with the bride and groom's cake and did not know who had made the cakes. The cakes were beautiful and fabulous looking, and tasted incredible too! We were shocked when we found out that Leslie had made them. Then again, we asked ourselves why were we so surprised??! She ALWAYS does such an amazing, and incredibly awesome job on all her cakes! Google Leslie's Cakes Plano / Allen/ Frisco and you will find just a portion of her work that she has done over the years. GO Leslie! We are rooting for you and now that your cake shop will rule them all when you acheive your dreams! YOUR CAKES ARE TRULY THE VERY BEST! AND... YOU ARE ALWAYS SO SWEET AND CARING WHEN IT COMES TO GIVING THE BEST WITH YOUR CAKES AND SERVICE!!!

                    2. I would also add Aston's Bakery on W. Lovers Lane to the above list. Last night, we enjoyed an incredible "Champagne" birthday cake large enough to serve 50 guests.
                      Judging from last nights fabulous cake, I would imagine they probably do some really good wedding cakes as well. The cake was amazing to look at and, delicious! And, I know it only cost $68.00.
                      http://www.astonsbakery.net