Not easy. My mom and I went to our local Publix on Sunday, since my fiance and I both LOVE Publix cakes and would love to have one as our wedding cake. I had budgeted $500 for the cake. Oh silly me.
To just get a big wedding cake to feed all our guests, it would cost $700. WHAT?? At Publix?? Clearly I have been disillusioned on how much cakes cost. My friend told me that her cake that fed 160 people cost her $800. Holy crap.
But I think I'm getting close to figuring it all out. If we do a three-tier cake from Publix, it will feed 100 people and cost about $300. Something like this (but with different decorations):
Then we can supplement that with a bunch of little cakes from Publix - which will be cheaper and add lots of fun variety. I mean, check out some of these fun cakes they can make for us!
These run about $20/each and serve 10-12 people. They are so beautiful and add so much variety! I'm really hoping this will all work out.
Did the cost of cakes suprise you? How are you handling the sticker shock?