Former MDLS now Mrs. K
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$10,000 Wedding Cake!!!!

Former MDLS now Mrs. K, on July 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM Posted in Planning 0 34
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What could possibly be in a cake that would cause it to cost $10,000!!! They just mentioned in the news that supposedly Chelsea Clinton's cake will cost this much. Seriously, I know she is purportedly having 500 guests but come on $10,000!!

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Latest activity by Nan-sayy, on July 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM
  • Former MDLS now Mrs. K
    Master October 2010
    Former MDLS now Mrs. K ·
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    Can any online cake vendors/pastry chefs please enlighten me?

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  • Mz_Sunshine
    VIP September 2011
    Mz_Sunshine ·
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    Lol they probably will charge like 200 or more to cut the cake lol lol

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  • Kelsey
    Super March 2011
    Kelsey ·
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    That is outrageous! Is it swarovski crystal encrusted? We have about 100 people attending ours and it is only $420 for a fondant covered 3 tiered cake with custom cake stand.

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  • LutaWolf
    Master March 2011
    LutaWolf ·
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    She is having alot of guests so there is probably going to be one cake she cuts then some other cakes to give some cake to her guest then the more tiers on a cake you have the more it costs.

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  • mrsTJL
    Dedicated May 2012
    mrsTJL ·
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    IDK Y her cake is costing so much hubby and I have a little over 500 guest and our cake is only $2500.00 well maybe it's because we're getting a Tiffany Box cake big enough for 90 ppl and small Tiffany Box cupcakes for our 450 guest


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  • Former MDLS now Mrs. K
    Master October 2010
    Former MDLS now Mrs. K ·
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    @Mrs. TJ-that is so cute!!! Love those!!

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  • MB's Mom
    Super June 2011
    MB's Mom ·
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    I think this is a classic case of knowing how deep the pockets are for the bride's parents. 500- even at $10/slice (which I think is outrageous) is only $5000.... yikes. Makes our $500 for 200 ppl a major bargain!

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  • mrsTJL
    Dedicated May 2012
    mrsTJL ·
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    @MDLS- thanks... each cupcake is going to be in its own miniture glass cake stand


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  • kelseyj
    VIP August 2010
    kelseyj ·
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    I heard on the radio that just the porta-poties (i guess they are those really nice ones that have sinks and stalls in them... like an actual mobile bathroom, is costing 15,000!!!! Holy crap! I guess they are spending 3-4 million on the wedding, but the lady on the radio show made a good point... last year the Clintons made like 10 million or more in charitable donations... and Chelsea is their only child... so at least they have some kind of heart and aren't totally selfish... what gets me is that tax payers have to foot the bill for the secret service that will be there...

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  • Former MDLS now Mrs. K
    Master October 2010
    Former MDLS now Mrs. K ·
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    Idk-maybe the baker has their own staff/cake servers specifically serving/bringing the cake to the tables??? Who knows??

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  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
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    Actually Kelsey, the Clinton's are paying $200,000 for security. There will not be much more Secret Service than what usually stalks them...

    We can complain all we want, but hey- if the Clinton's want to stimulate the economy, be all means! They can send some of the money to me if they want...

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  • Mrs. Yady
    VIP November 2010
    Mrs. Yady ·
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    Agree with MBs Mom, they just upsell to those with the money so I am sure they will be throwing in there some extra charges and things that they do not need nor asked for.

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  • LutaWolf
    Master March 2011
    LutaWolf ·
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    Typical costs:

    The average cost of a wedding cake is $543, according to The Bridal Association of America.

    For wedding cakes, most bakeries and pastry chefs charge by the slice. A low-end option would be a smaller tiered cake in chocolate or vanilla paired with a sheet cake for cutting for around $1.50 a slice.

    A mid-range two- or three-tiered cake in a standard flavor such as chocolate, vanilla, carrot cake or lemon poppy seed with buttercream icing and minimal fondant decorations can run $5 or $6 a slice.

    A high-end multi-tiered gourmet cake with flavored fillings, fondant icing and elaborate fondant, gum paste and sugar decorations can run $10 or more per slice.

    Additional costs:

    Decorations make a big difference in the per-slice cost. Fresh flowers are one of the easiest and least expensive ways to decorate a cake.

    Fondant, which can cover a cake in a smooth, satiny shell, is one of the most expensive; it can add $1 or more per slice. Elaborate fondant decorations increase the price even more.

    Cheesecakes and cakes with nuts, dried fruits or special cream fillings can add $1 or more per slice.

    Most tiered wedding cakes must be delivered and assembled on site by the baker or a staff member to prevent a cake mishap, and delivery charges can be $50 to $100 or more, depending on distance and size of cake.

    Some caterers charge a cake-cutting fee when figuring the total cost of your wedding cake. Cake-cutting fees can run $1 or more per slice.

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  • Former MDLS now Mrs. K
    Master October 2010
    Former MDLS now Mrs. K ·
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    @mrs. TJ-I think that is going to look so cute!! I've seen those individual cake stands and wish I could think of a reason to buy them for myself!! That is such a nice touch!

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  • \m/ ^ ^ \m/
    Super September 2010
    \m/ ^ ^ \m/ ·
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    I think that the price of her cake is crazy, but she is the only child & Daddy's got the money. I am sure her wedding will be a ballroom magical night.. but I'd never, even if I had the funds, pay $10K for a wedding dress, or cake, or even the venue. LOL.

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  • Former MDLS now Mrs. K
    Master October 2010
    Former MDLS now Mrs. K ·
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    @kelsey-whoa, I didn't know they have those types of port-o-potties! Never been in one of those, lol!

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    Master November 2010
    Mrs. Turner2B ·
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    Wow. My wedding cake is included in my venue pkg so I have no idea how much it will cost but maybe she's having something silly like tons of crystals or something on it?

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  • J
    Dedicated July 2011
    Jennifer ·
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    I bet there are jewels in it! LOL! Every bite gets a prize!

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  • Analy aka T-waffle
    Master October 2009
    Analy aka T-waffle ·
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    That puts it at about $20/ slice, which I would think is actually low for a celebrity wedding cake....

    Mine was $8 slice...

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  • FMS, the barefoot wife!
    Master August 2010
    FMS, the barefoot wife! ·
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    Well, she is going to have to make sure she has a slice for everyone, so 10k for a cake, doesn't surprise me, I like the $125 for our three little cakes better, but hey, that's just me!

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