Tag Archives: Cakes

35 Ways to Save on Cake (and Other Desserts)

Divine desserts (including your cake!) for less.
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Sharon Naylor
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Swirls of buttercream, cascades of iced ribbons and blossoms — wedding cakes are the stuff of dreams, and it’s the rare guest who doesn’t look forward to the prospect of that magical last course. But there’s no sugar coating it; the cost of confection perfection can soar. Especially these days, with desserts (and dessert tables) such a major trend.

(The national average cost of wedding cakes and desserts will be $451 in 2013, jumping to $466 in 2014, up from 2012’s $437. In areas like New York City and Napa, CA cakes can run as high as $1,200-plus.)

No worries! We’ve gathered loads of ways to slice your costs.

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Wedding Ideas by Color

From bouquets to bridesmaids dresses, centerpieces to cakes, get tons of inspiration for every color of the rainbow.
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Kristen O'Gorman Klein
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Red Wedding Ideas

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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Cake

Want your cake to wow? Here's how to guarantee confection perfection.
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Sampling cake flavors and choosing from a rainbow of frosting colors make working with a cake designer a truly delicious task. To be sure your just as satisfied with the end result, follow these steps.  

1. Ask Around 

Begin your search for a cake designer about three to six months before the wedding—even sooner if you want an in-demand pro.  Some bakers' schedules start filling up about a year in advance. 

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