Friday, February 20, 2009

Low-Budget Wedding Cake

In 2004, I organnized my cousin's wedding. I got the shock of my life when we found out their wedding cake cost P40,000!!! The cake was made by one of the top/most popular pastry chefs in teh country. It was a 3-tiered fondant, carrot cake trimmed with real roses. Like many of the wedding cakes I've encountered, only the bottom layer was edible. I told myself then that when my turn comes, there's no way I'll be spending P40,000 on a cake that isn't entirely edible.

So now my turn comes and it's time to look for a wedding cake. I'm actually not a wedding cake fan. I love dessert buffets! I'm a sweet tooth and so is my fiance. We want to be able to serve good dessert without breaking the bank. We listed down our favorite cakes. We will buy 1 or 2 of each cake and serve them in a cake buffet. Fabulous! And yummy!

The cost of the cakes ranges from P600 to P1,5000 each. We have a budget of P10,000 to P15,000. Here's my initial list:

Estrel's Caramel Cake

Frozen Brazo de Mercedes from Dasmarinas Village, Mkti (photo from ourawesomeplanet)

Langka (Jackfruit) Sans Rival from M Cafe (photo from clickthecity)

Crepe Millefoglie from Pepato (no photo available)

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Chelsea/M Cafe (photo from

Straberry Shortcake by Mrs. Yulo (both photos from chuvaness)

Mango Bravo from Conti's

Choco Overloar from Contis (photo from


carlamaldita said...

good idea sis! sarap naman ng cake buffet na yan!

btw, will add you up in my na lang din sa link mo.

giday said...

Hi sis so yummy naman, happy preps.

a.k.a. KC said...

hi sis,

good thing ikaw din pala you like that kind of idea... actually ako kasi ganyan din gawin ko, but DIY dessert buffet naman :)

since i love cakes and brownies ng GBS & RRBS (gets mo na? ;-P ) gusto ko kasama sila sa wedding ko kaya semi-DIY yung dessert buffet namin

Practical Pinay Bride said...

hi W@W sistahs! thanks for dropiing by. i'll put links on my blog and add you guys in.

KC, i'd love to have DIY desserts! if only i could bake. i was thinking of putting in baked goodies of our relatives. we have cousins and titas who bake and h2b's family is from malabon and they're known for sapin-sapin. thanks for the tip!

ketchupplease said...

hi sis ichi! i added you na in my link. :-) i've been looking for that strawberry cake supplier for years... mrs. yulo pala.. sis, hope you can give me her contact number/address.. thanks so much!!! :-)
-Trina (W@W)

lenj said...

ohh, i love mango bravo from conti's! yum yum! happy preps! ^__^

maan said...

w@wie sis here. =) love the idea sis! galing! =)

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