Our Wedding Cake Expert Explains The High Cost

Wedding cake expert and owner of Sprinkles Custom Cakes in Orlando, FL weighs in on the high cost of ordering a custom wedding cake. For this reason, he asks, “Have you ever heard of the saying, ‘good, fast, or cheap… pick two?'” Usually you hear this in contractor circles full of talented craftsmen or engineers. As a rule they are highly sought after for their skill and expertise. Certainly it applies to the skilled artists involved in creating your perfect wedding cake as well.

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Let’s say you are remodeling your home. Obviously, you want the finished work to turn out good. But if it is a rush job, it certainly won’t be cheap. Conversely, if you need the work to be inexpensive, in addition to fabulous, you’d better be prepared to wait for the work to be completed. Without getting into economics, it is because you need an expert whose skills are in high demand.

Identically great bakers and cake decorators are also highly trained. Moreover they are expert sugar artisans and craftsmen. Don’t believe me? Think about it this way. Most people go their whole life only being exposed to the world of custom cakes through the lens of highly produced/edited TV shows or movies. But have you ever actually seen a custom cake come to life in real-time? For instance, hand painting of gold leaves and perfectly measured designs can take hours to complete. Similarly the engineering involved in creating a stable 5, 6 or 7+ tiered wedding cake. 

cake decorating in progress by Orlando custom cake artist
putting sugar leaves on a cake

As See On TV and TikTok and Pinterest

At one time, you could only see unbelievable cake creations come to life in the span of 27 minutes plus commercial breaks. Now, thanks to Pinterest and TikTok, you can watch a whole custom cake. Starting from baking and prepped. Then to decorated and cut. All in under 1 minute.

As a rule, the average consumer is aware that advertisements are full of carefully staged sets and made-up models. Also cleverly composed, and often highly edited images and videos. On the other hand, most people are shocked to find the very same thing also happens to cakes featured in magazine photo spreads and Pinterest-worthy styled shoots.

However, what viewers don’t see are the scores of trained artisans, sculptors and painters. Coupled with engineers, and production assistants tirelessly working to make the final product seem effortless.

That is not to say some of the incredible designs out there are impossible. Rather incredible, impossible designs can certainly be created! Only instead of movie magic, you need time and the experience and expertise of a true cake and sugar artist to make the impossible a reality.

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Richard says, “Here at Sprinkles Custom Cakes, we have always taken a personal and detail-oriented approach to each and every request. That is to say, it is not lost on us that clients come to us when they have something big to celebrate. As a result, every request is important to us.” Unquestionably, speak with your cake artist about available options to get the WOW in your wedding cake, but with in your budget. 

People think: “a big milestone means I need a big cake”. But Richard says, “we beg to differ!” Certainly a similar feeling can be achieved in a smaller cake. For instance, add show-stopping designs on part of the cake. Or incorporate a meaningful detail. Likewise, as the client, you can provide accents like figurines, silk flowers, cake toppers, or a cake stand. Finally coming together to create your incredible cake.

Of course request a quote first. Assuredly allowing your custom wedding cake company to get a feel for what your needs and design preferences are. Also ask for other design options or alternatives. Indeed whether your cake is 6 tiers tall or 1 tier,  it still serves as a stunning centerpiece for your perfect wedding day. For all of these reasons, request your quote weeks in advance of your event. 

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gold white 3 tier wedding cake
1 tier wedding cake by Sprinkles Custom Cakes
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drip cake by Sprinkles Custom Cakes

Thank you to Richard, owner of Sprinkles Custom Cakes, for the expert wedding advice. For more wedding advice and inspiration, visit the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog.  Also attend an I Said Yes! Wedding Show or I DOs and BREWS event to taste wedding cake and dessert samples and meet these artists in person. 

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