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Apr 30, 2008 04:06 PM

wedding cakes

hi everyone. my wedding is approaching. its in October. about 150 people. any suggestions on where to get my wedding cake. to be honest, i want to find something fairly cheap and nothing extravegant.
would $300 be out of the question? i have no clue what a wedding cake costs. i know you can get really nice ones for thousand bucks, but is there something simple that costs around $300

any suggestions for wedding cake places in LA would be apprciated


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  1. In that price range you might want to check out one of the Chinese bakeries in LA Chinatown like Phoenix Bakery or Queens Bakery on Broadway.

    1. Our cake was included in our wedding package (well, we did pay a small fee for an "upgrade"), so I cannot comment on overall cost, but we were delighted with our cake from the Cakery Bakery in La Canada-Flintridge. We just celebrated our 1st anniversary, and finished off the top of the cake which had been in the freezer for a year. It was still tasty!

      1. my daughter is getting married in july. we have tried the cakes from phoenix and they are great. we have ordered. for the price, check them outl

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        1. re: justanotherpenguin

          one additional note. when my wife & daughter started checking out bakeries, most asked which cakes were being considered, then set up a tasting time. phoenix asked which three cakes were being considered, and made three small (?5 inch?) rather tall cakes, which they gave us to take home and sample. there was enough cake to feed a small group!!! and they were all good.

        2. I don't know how much my wedding cake cost because like another poster, my cake was included (except an upgrade charge)...but I got it from Torrance Bakery and it was quite good. It didn't seem like an expensive bakery, but who knows. I don't know the price of this either (I'm guessing it's more than Torrance Bakery), but there is a small family-run bakery in Manhattan Beach called Lido Bakery that makes the most delicious cakes (much better than my own wedding cake, which i really enjoyed), and does beautiful cake decoration for all occasions. I have a feeling it will be too expensive for your budget, but I think it's worth calling and asking.

          1. Chiming in again...never had a wedding cake that was bad.
            Check out Phoenix Bakery or Queens bakery first then shop from there. Their wedding cakes are based on their trademark strawberry/cream (whipped cream-not overly sweet like butter cream) cake. You can buy a small cake or slice to see if you like it. They also have different fillings if you want something different.