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Inexpensive wedding cake or wedding cupcakes

Danielle11 Sep 10, 2009 04:31 PM

Getting married in October and need to find a bakery that will offer a wedding cake or wedding cupcakes at an inexpensive price while maintaining quality. And I'm so sad Sensational Cupcakes in Saugus closed... :(

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    tweetie Oct 31, 2009 06:22 AM

    Lakota Bakery on Mass Ave in Arlington Heights makes amazing cakes. The owner, Barbara is very nice and will certainly work with you to make your wedding cake wishes come true.

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    Lakota Bakery
    1373 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    1. cassoulady Oct 29, 2009 08:26 AM

      I have know a lot of people to make wedding cupcakes themselves as a way to save money. I have always been a fan of Party Favors in Brookline, not sure on prices though.

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      Party Favors
      1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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      1. re: cassoulady
        Allstonian Oct 29, 2009 09:16 AM

        Somebody bumped this thread yesterday, but since the OP says she was getting married in October I doubt very much that any new posts will help her...

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        gardgen Oct 29, 2009 07:23 AM

        Friend of mine had Konditermeister do one cake layer as a wedding cake and she just bought lots of other cakes, made little lables and put them on a beautiful cake stands which she bought at Christmas Tree Shop... She did wedding for 200 for less than your budget and it was fun and very pretty.

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          random amblings Sep 11, 2009 07:04 PM

          Donna's Cakes in West Roxbury does a lovely job, the cakes are pretty and delicious, and more reasonable than most places.

          1. chickendhansak Sep 11, 2009 04:26 PM

            How many cupcakes do you need?

            Lyndell's in Ball Square in Somerville will do you a good deal and probably within your budget unless your wedding is absolutely massive -- I can say from personal experience.

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              Danielle11 Sep 12, 2009 07:58 AM

              I have 90 guests attending so I would probably need 100 cupcakes

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                tallullah Sep 12, 2009 01:35 PM

                I love the cupcakes at Whole Foods @ $3.99 each you'd be able to do it for well under $700. With a simple stand you could get a 6 inch cake for cutting and you'd be all set. The WF cupcakes have huge roses and I think would make a beautiful display.

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                  chickendhansak Sep 12, 2009 02:10 PM

                  That's approximately what we got and it came in at a fair chunk less than half your budget including their delivery fee. So even cheaper if you can arrange pick up on the day. They will not loan you a stand, but they can be had for around 30 to 40 dollars. They will let you sample and can do custom decorations.

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                    hazel240 Oct 30, 2009 01:24 PM

                    I second Lyndell's, they did cupcakes for my wedding and everyone really liked them. They're not available in as "fancy" flavors as you'd find from a wedding cake baker, but they were scarfed up none the less! The manager Karen suggested ordering 2 per guest, which I didn't do, but I wish I had because the cupcakes were gone very quickly when we put them out for a buffet. I did a ton of research in the Boston area and Lyndell's by far (very far) was the cheapest. We had yellow cake with chocolate frosting, red velvet, carrot cake, oreo, and peanut butter. Raves all around.

                2. enhF94 Sep 11, 2009 04:07 PM

                  perhaps a student at Cambridge School for Culinary Arts? They send e-mail updates to students on this kind of thing fairly regularly, so a system is in place.

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                    bricarr1 Sep 11, 2009 03:28 PM

                    Is this what you had in mind?

                     
                     
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                      sailorblue Sep 11, 2009 12:56 PM

                      I got married 2 years ago and was shocked to discover how expensive wedding cakes could be. We were very happy with Icing On the Cake in Newton (http://www.theicingonthecake.com/) and found them to be the most affordable in the Boston area at about $2 a slice. Our cake was so delicious (unfortunately for us) that people had seconds and there wasn't any left over after the reception.

                       
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                        VintageMolly Sep 11, 2009 01:44 PM

                        Second this. Our cake came from there. It was delicious, attractive and we received many compliments on how good it was.

                        One thing to note, they don't do fondant covered cakes (the website explains why).

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                          MParente Sep 11, 2009 01:46 PM

                          I always think that by the time dessert is served people are off dancing and having a good time- a lot of people don't even eat it. What about something smaller like cookies, ice cream sundays or sandwiches, a chocolate fondue thing.... If the pictures of cutting the cake aren't important to you then do your own thing! We did Ben and Jerry's sundays at my wedding last year and it was a huge hit and I didn't miss the cake cutting thing at all.

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                            MenuPorn Sep 11, 2009 03:01 PM

                            We had a cake but we also had a dessert table with petit fours, seasonal fruit turnovers, some chocolate desserts, that kind of thing. Frankly that's where everyone headed and not to the cake.

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                              Danielle11 Sep 12, 2009 07:57 AM

                              That's a really cute idea!! That's why we were thinking of cupcakes because we're not traditional and are having a low cost wedding. Did you buy the sundays from a particular store?

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                                MParente Oct 28, 2009 08:07 PM

                                Danielle, I just saw your follow up question- if you call the Ben and Jerrys on Newbury they should be able to quote a price for you. Ask for Jason Sweeney- he is the owner or Ryan is the manager. They did an amazing job- provided whipped cream, ice cream and brownies for sundays. You could probably just get tubs of ice cream from them and the get everything else at Costco for real savings. Good luck!!!

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                            macadamianut Sep 11, 2009 12:55 PM

                            I bet Cosco would be just fine. While it's not icing on the cake it will probably do just fine and keep well within your budget. I think Cocso has excellent products. Budget weddings are very in right now.

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                            1. re: macadamianut
                              Danielle11 Sep 12, 2009 07:55 AM

                              Someone else suggested Cosco. I'm going to give them a try

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                              marcreichman Sep 11, 2009 12:52 PM

                              My wife and I had cupcakes from Sugar in West Roxbury at our wedding. Very reasonable!

                              1. MenuPorn Sep 11, 2009 05:29 AM

                                what does "inexpensive" mean to you?

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                                  Danielle11 Sep 11, 2009 12:47 PM

                                  Under $700

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                                    tallullah Sep 12, 2009 05:53 AM

                                    For how many people? What price per cupcake are you looking for?

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                                      Danielle11 Sep 12, 2009 07:55 AM

                                      The wedding is about 90 people

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