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Aug 25, 2009 11:08 AM

Momofuku wedding cakes??

I'm a David Chang fan, but I find this bordering on the offensive. $350 for a "we don't do fondant or frosting" wedding cake?? That thing looks like something a 10 year old could slap together in 5 minutes!

Seriously... what are they thinking?

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  1. well, according to the Bridal Association of America, the average cost of a wedding cake in 2006 was $543...and there's a good chance it's gone up in the past few years. what are they thinking? David Chang is one of the current darlings of the culinary world, and people who can still afford to pay a premium in this economy will likely fork it over it just to say that Momofuku did their wedding cake.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      There's a reason why wedding cakes averaged $543 in 2006 -- they take a ridiculous amount of time and effort to make. Fondant, frosting, sugar work... it's all very labor intensive and takes a great deal of skill. What Momofuku is plopping out -- David Chang, culinary "darling" or not -- is pretty disgraceful looking and in no way is worth the price of admission. There is so much debate about "is it worth the $XX" when it comes to celebrated chef offerings -- this very much appears to be, without question, one of those moments to scream a resounding "no."

      1. re: jrhsfcm

        i never said i *agreed* with it. i was merely suggesting that it might be their reasoning.

    2. I love Milk Bar but it *is* overpriced so it's not a surprise. Also depends on how many people it could serve -- Two Little Red Hens' wedding cake is $8/slice, so it would serve a little over 40 people at the same price (and they don't do fondant either.) I can see the cake fitting into a rustic sort of wedding.

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      1. re: uwsister

        The website says it has 60 servings not including the keepsake top layer, so I'm guessing it's a bit larger than it appears on screen. I got married earlier this year, and I can affirm that $350 is a bargain compared to a lot of what's out there - fondant or no - especially in New York.

        This is totally a personal preference thing, but I'd probably prefer this to spending twice as much for something that doesn't taste as good but is beautifully decorated.

        1. re: cjd260

          If it's 60 servings w/o the top layer I agree that it's a bargain for a wedding cake!

      2. Maybe it's some type of fabulous tasting cake? I wouldn't pay $350 for that!

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        1. re: cheesecake17

          I was about to say i would pay for it,(I love MB!! even though I've only tried 2 items - I stuill feel I love it!!) but then I really looked closely at the picture and - wow the thing looks REALLY small for $350

            1. re: LeahBaila

              It is one of the most hedious cakes i've ever seen. period

        2. OMG... charge an extra $25 and frost why don't ya! Or at least cut the layers straight.
          That is not a pretty cake though I'm sure it tastes delicious.

          1. Fondant sucks, as do 99% of wedding cakes. But then again, if you are at a wedding, you are most likely drunk, so either you are drinking jim beam in lieu of cake or can barely taste anything, so who cares what the cake tastes like.