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Where is the best place to get a wedding cake? Best value for the $

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We are looking for a place that offers a great value for what you get. We would like something nice, but it does not have to be over the top as we are not having the traditional formal wedding and something that is a little more fun and less formal. It does not have to be in Manhattan, any borough will do. We are in Queens and the reception will be in Brooklyn.

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  1. You should check out thesweetpeace.com. She did a wedding cake for our friends' wedding and it was amazing.

    1. Margaret Palca in redhook offered me a great price for a 3-tiered wedding cake and her cake is delciious. but ultimately we just bought 3 cakes from black hound, their cakes are lovely and delicious--not wedding cakes but you said you wanted something more informal...

      1. I visited Two Little Red Hens the other day and thought their cakes were both beautiful (in a fun, informal way) and very well-priced.

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        Two Little Red Hens
        1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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        1. re: loratliff

          Once they know it's for a wedding (eg. tiers will tip them off), prices will go up from the price list.

          1. re: Miss Needle

            Where did the OP say they wanted tiers? They said "something a little more fun and less formal" so that didn't scream traditional tiered wedding cake to me.

            1. re: loratliff

              There was no indication that they wanted tiers. I'm just using tiers as an example because this is what happened to me when I used them to bake my wedding cake. Once they found out it was for a wedding, they changed the pricing from per cake to per person which essentially doubled the price. If the OP ever decides to use Little Red Hens, I thought it would be good for the to know that.

              ETA: To the OP, if you decide to use Little Red Hens (which is on the UES), I would highly recommend going to Ladybird (in Brooklyn) instead. They were a lot more professional and had their act together when it came to larger cakes than Little Red Hens -- though I got married many years ago, so things could have changed at Red Hens.

        2. Why not also post on outer boroughs, since you will be celebrating in them. There may be fabulous places that us manhattanites are unaware of.

          1. We had a small wedding and had a delicious and beautiful cake from Soutine, on 70th St. west of Columbus. I agree, though, that you should also post on the outer boroughs board. There are wonderful bakers in Brooklyn.

            1. Baked in Red Hook also does wedding cakes. We actually just went with the plain layer cakes since we didn't want "wedding" cakes. The salty caramel dark chocolate cake was great.

              As for the question of "value", I think most traditional wedding cakes run at like $9 to $15 a slice. Be warned...

              1. Just had a fabulous cake for hubby's bday from City Cakes in Chelsea on 18th St. LOTS of foodies at the party, lots of raves. They do fun and outrageously delicious cakes and I did not find prices to be prohibitive. I would def add it to your exploritory list.