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Wedding cakes in Canberra?

By clairehunt - 7 April 2011 22

I am looking for a cake maker to make simple wedding cake for January 2012. I am not wanting to pay more than $200.

Just a two tier mud cake to feed 80 people (or if you have any cheaper suggestions?).

Does anyone know a baker who works from home or even just someone who is good at making cakes?

Any suggestions would be great! Thanks 🙂

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Wedding cakes in Canberra?
franzipami 8:00 pm 11 Jun 11

We had a very simple slab (one layer) wedding-cake from the Continental in Queanbeyan. It was $160 for the cake (Italian Torte) which was supposed to feed up to 80 people and an extra $30 for native flower decoration. We had about 53 at the wedding and had very generous portions as it also served as our dessert.

We didn’t want the ‘wedding look’ and preferred that people eat the cake rather than take it home to be forgotton. As non-cake eaters we were really pleased with the cake – would thoroughly recommend the Continental.

Gerry-Built 8:52 pm 25 May 11

A friend recently started making special occasion cakes as a business… you could try getting in touch with her… prices from $130, but I don’t think that will get you the cake you are after…

My wife and I had a simple three-tier cake, Large caramel mud, medium chocolate mud, and the small top layer, a traditional fruit cake. We had quotes from just $200 to just over $500; but that was 10 years ago.

One lady told us about a “repair” she’d done for an $800 cake from Sydney, which didn’t make the trip to Canberra intact. When she pulled the marzipan back, the cake was just several $3 Woolworths Fruit Cakes! These are not the cakes you are looking for…

amycatwiz 5:57 pm 25 May 11

I can recommend Little Miss Cupcakes from my dealings with her thus-far. Very well priced (for wedding cakes) and she makes sample boxes of cake for you to taste-test.

erephyshy1 12:29 am 10 Apr 11

try Louise Martin cakes, she is brilliant. Her work won the wedding cake first prize at the Canberra Show 2011

ns 3:42 pm 08 Apr 11

Give Jane at Sweet Dreams Cakes a call on 0412 285 545. She works from home and while I’ve never had her wedding cakes, her cupcakes and birthday cakes are amazing. She’s fantastic at the creative stuff too.

Lazy I 12:02 pm 08 Apr 11

Rogue said :

Cakes of your dreams in Queanbeyan is fantastic – http://www.cakesofyourdreams.com.au/cakes-weddings.php

They have such a fantastic range of cakes, and if you order some samples on Thursdays, you can pick them up to try on Saturday ($2 per sample) – they taste brilliant.

As much as I agree with you and recommend Cakes Of Your Dreams wholeheartedly, I am not sure there is much on offer in the sub $200 price range to feed 80?.

Rogue 11:48 am 08 Apr 11

Cakes of your dreams in Queanbeyan is fantastic – http://www.cakesofyourdreams.com.au/cakes-weddings.php

They have such a fantastic range of cakes, and if you order some samples on Thursdays, you can pick them up to try on Saturday ($2 per sample) – they taste brilliant.

jennybel75 8:19 am 08 Apr 11

into Temptation – Cakes of Desire in Tuggeranong might be what you’re looking for. Great cakes and reasonable prices and they do chocolate, white choc’ or caramel mud:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Into-Temptation-cakes-of-desire/135576513180979

OpenYourMind 10:06 pm 07 Apr 11

the secret is not to use the ‘w’ word. If you say the ‘w’ word it will almost certainly cost you more than $200. We sneakily did most of our wedding without mentioning it was for a wedding and we saved heaps and our wedding was an enormous success. A couple of things including our cake we had to mention wedding and they ended up being the most disproportionally priced and most disappointing. It’s an awful feeling when you realised you are being scammed because you are getting married.

Davo111 9:18 pm 07 Apr 11

McDonalds offers ice cream cakes for reasonable prices.

molongloid 9:02 pm 07 Apr 11

+1 for Annie’s Cake Place. Did our wedding cake in Feb 2007. It looked great and tasted fantastic. Was more than $200, but it was fancy.

beejay76 8:22 pm 07 Apr 11

Short Cut Creations http://www.shortcutcreations.com/

This is the business of a friend of mine. She’s only recently started doing cakes professionally, but has been doing cakes for ages and ages. Her stuff is beautiful, and tastes delish. No idea about prices! She works from home. Give her a ring!

ddesire 5:54 pm 07 Apr 11

+1 for Sugar and Slice Cakes, she did our wedding cake and it looked and tasted incredible. Very well priced too.

Jack Kirby 2:27 pm 07 Apr 11

Can really recommend Flute in Fyshwick (8 Barrier St 8am-3pm M-F). We went around to a bunch of places and asked for a cake and got one price, and a wedding cake and got a price that doubled the normal price (apparently due to the extra care taken with a wedding cake!!). Flute didn’t do this and was a pleasure to deal with, if only so you have an excuse to taste their creations!

I’ve also heard good things about Sugar and Slice Cakes.

Congratulations and good luck with finding reasonably priced wedding-related goods and services!

KaptnKaos 1:11 pm 07 Apr 11

Annies Cake Place
Shop 8, Crawford Cntr 166-168 Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

They did our wedding and naming day cakes (enough pieces for 70-80 odd people), very reasonable prices, you can select from simple to way over the top designs, fruit, mud or other cake inside. Very highly recommmend and very pleased with their help and advice.

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