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May 17, 2006 05:41 PM

wedding cake under $1,000???

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Hi All,

I'm getting married in October and need a yummy cake for about 100 people. We would prefer it to be under $1,000.
i know about Sweet Lady Jane, Susina and the Cake Divas.
Any other suggestions?

Thanks so much,


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  1. I don't know how much they charge, but I'd assume Porto's Bakery would be cheaper than the others you listed. I really enjoy their cakes!

    Check out the link below for more info.


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    1. re: The Oracle

      Porto's is about $3.75 - $6.00 per person depending on what you get. Helena Wirth Cakes in Van Nuys is also good.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Agree on Helena Wirth. She perfectly copied a Martha Stewart cake for $6.00/person in November 2000.

      2. re: The Oracle

        My brother got married last July and they had a Porto's for 150 people for $700. 3 Tier, 3 different flavors, decorated with fresh flowers. It was beautiful and really yummy too!

        1. re: The Oracle

          We did Porto's for our wedding - just over 80 people. It was fantastic - we actually did one larger cake for ourselves and did a variety of the smaller ones. It was a HUGE hit.

        2. If you're in the San Gabriel Valley, try anyone of the Hong Kong-style bakeries. They should be a lot cheaper than $1,000 for 100 people.

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          1. re: Ray Tam

            I agree with you on the Hong Kong-style bakeries! They're so delicious (not overly sweet) and such a steal at their prices!

          2. Try either Plusko's in the valley and Thousand Oaks or Ruby Bakery in Eagle Rock (323) 259-9052 for their phenomenal strawberry and whipped cream cakes. Very reasonable.

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            1. re: WildSwede

              Pluskos is wonderful, I second that recommendation. Reasonable prices for very high quality cake with real dairy whipped cream --though if you're looking for avant garde or even upscale design it's not the place. Also it's a problem keeping it cold if the wedding is outside. Real whipped cream+Outdoor Summer Wedding=Potential Problem! But wow, white cake with champagne filling and whipped cream, or strawberries with the same filling, or the special and delicious chocolate cake with sliced bananas, custard, and whipped cream. Mmm!

            2. Kings Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance makes good wedding cakes.

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              1. re: prc49

                My brother just got married and had his cake from Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance. It was awesome. I would recommend the paradise cake and the dobash... though the hopia is good too.

                1. re: tkkordic

                  My wedding cake was from King's Hawaiian as well. We got a ton of compliments because we had the tri-colored Paradise cake and guests were so surprised by the color. The flavor and fluffiness nearly did them in. Since then, I've had at least two friends ask me for King's contact info because they wanted to use them for their weddings too. If that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is.

                  Plus, our three-tiered cake for 150 guests was under $500. Your proposed budget of $1000 for 100 guests is $10 a slice, which will get you a wedding cake at any bakery in LA, even the high end ones, unless you do a lot of up-grades in terms of fancy decorating.

                2. re: prc49

                  We get most of our cakes from King's Hawaiian and always have people raving about the cake.

                3. Gelson's Viktor Benes bakeries do splendid wedding cakes. Mine was a princess cake, which is white cake, raspberry preserves, fresh whipped cream and marzipan. Very elegant design (exactly what I asked for, and I am picky) and many commented that it was the best wedding cake they'd ever have. My sister-in-law still insists on small princess cakes from Gelson's at all functions.