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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jan 31st 2015
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    I have arranged a meet with a cake lady for the 15th Feb but I'm stunned at the different prices quoted
    For exactly the same cake, I have been quoted £700, £350 and finally £230
    I'm wanting something fairly basic and just cannot get my head around the huge price differences.
    I think what's done me is the £700 was quoted by my OH's brothers girlfriend!!! To be honest, I'm quite angry about. I didn't expect it for nothing but certainly not the highest price!

    Oh well, I've had the last laugh
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 7 years ago
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    That is a huge difference in prices. At least the lower two are kinda near each other, but £700!!!!!! Jeez.

    Nice cake by the way.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
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    I know.... And she's 'family' lol!

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
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    Maybe she thought you would choose her anyway so chucked a price at you thinking you would go for it.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
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    True.... She obviously doesn't know me that well lol x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    £700 is an awful lot of money and way more than the average couple would spend, can't believe that's a "mates rates" quote as well, that's astronomcial! £230 is a fab quote. I've been quoted around the same for a naked cake so that's without the icing and detailing etc... So Fab quote x

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 4 years ago
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    I would be a bit concerned by the 250 one that the quality would be good. Defiantly make sure you have a tasteing and see some examples of their work. That's very cheap for so much cake.
    Ours is costing 250 and is only a 3 teir with no ribbon

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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
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    Our cake lady would charge around 250 -300 for that type of cake. Obviously the more detail the higher the price. 700 for that is ridiculous, you would expect so much more detail on each tier for that kind of price. Always book a tasting before putting a deposit down. We loved our tasting ;) x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Yes I'd say definitely attend a tasting session and see as much of her work as possible before putting down a deposit. In reality, that is still a lot of money for a bit of cake, but in wedding terms it is a good quote x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    What does your brothers GF take you for? I'd slap her with a loaf of bread for that! Shocking. How rude.

    I'd have a tasting and ask to see a portfolio of the cheapest, and if you're happy with their work, go for it! Gorgeous cake! X

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 4 years ago
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    April. LOL

    My cake is costing £500 delivered but we have a lot of detail in the cake and the woman's cakes are out of this world. Cant wait to go for my final tasting in May.

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 31 months ago
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    Lol April. That's excellent!!!
    That seems an awful lot compared to the other 2 quotes. As if she's purposf trying to rip you off!

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 4 years ago
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    It could be that the SIL was full of good intentions but priced herself out purposely so that she didnt need to do it and can enjoy the run up to the wedding.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I'd like to think that was true Elizabeth but she could have just said she would prefer not to do it if that was the case!

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
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    yeah thats true.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
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    I agree ladies..... As soon as she said £700 i thought WHAT????? Im not a mug

    As i said, im meeting with the lady on the 15th Feb and i have seen her website and had recommendations from friends..... she is preparing samples too so my healthy eating is out of the question that day lol....

    The deposit is only £30 so worst case scenario, i secure the date and then change my mind, i only lose £30. I know i shouldnt think like that because money is soooo tight but hey,

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
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    Crikey! £700 for cake?

    We had 2 quotes, one for £600 and one for £400 both including delivery and set up. The most expensive one was based really close to our venue and her cakes were dry and tasteless. The cheapest one was a 45 minutes drive from the venue around the m25 and her cakes were so moist and full of flavour. No prizes for guessing who we went with.

    Decide after tastings who you want to go for and who you get the best vibe from helps.

    Think your FBIL 's gf is taking the p155.

    It's a beautiful cake.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
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    Thanks IDL

    I'll see how it goes and post an update lol

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 31 months ago
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    Good luck! :)

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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Blimey I'm getting my cake for free however for £700 I would expect a lot more detail and cake etc than what you at looking for.

    Cheap doesnt mean it won't be nice, bear in mind I'm having a 3 tier cake and the cost of the stuff to make it is so cheap, most suppliers can make a cake for next to nothing and then stick a lot of money on to the final cost for making it. Some people don't believe in charging too much for the labour. X
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    • *The NewMrsMalin*
      CommentAuthor*The NewMrsMalin*
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 31st 2015
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    Wow £700! I had the same when I was looking for quotes; my cousin's now wife didn't give me any 'family/mate rates' either and quoted me the same as everyone else. I wasn't expecting the cake for nothing either but she made my other cousin's cake for just the price of the ingredients :(

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