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We specialise in customised cakes!

We design & bake customised cakes for events like Weddings, Receptions, Birthdays, Corporate Events,  and many more! We have a variety of flavours and our signatures are Raspbery Vanilla, Chocolate & Red Velvet. And we are competent in a variety of designs! Here’s how you can get started:

Contact us @ 96422662 or send us an e-mail to cakes@carouselmoments.com with answers to the following questions:

  1. What & when is your event?
  2. How many people are you serving?
  3. What is your event theme/colour theme?

If you already have an image a cake that you really want, please attach it the email. Alternatively, you could fill up our find out more and consultation form here!

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How to budget for your wedding cake


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Couples often deal with the crisis of decided how much they should spend on wedding cakes. As much as deciding on a budget is not a straightforward process, it is not very complicated either. We have listed a few tips to help you get started!

1. Do your digging!

Start with your research on various cake shops to find out how much wedding cakes cost generally. To find out prices, you do not have to enter into the entire process of consultations and tasting sessions, you would just need to enquire on prices of a bakery’s past cakes.

Another way to find out cake prices would be to ask the people you already know; friends and family. Find out where they got their wedding cake from, how many people the cake fed, and how much it cost. Also, get pictures and as many details as you can! That would be enough to start on the next step.

REMEMBER:

  • A more well-known and sizeable cake shop does not necessarily need to be more pricey and vice versa
  • Cake prices vary with country; try not to base your budgeting on quotations you have gotten from different countries.

2. Purpose & Options

Now that you know how much a cake costs on average, it is important to discuss how vital a cake is to your wedding! Why are you getting the cake? This will help you understand how much you would be rewuiredg to spend on the cake. Below, for example are two purposes the cakes can serve, and your options:

Showcase

For showcase cakes, it is important for them to have a good height. How high it would be, depends on the number of guests you would be having. There are a few options for showcase cakes. First, if you are not planning on feeding your wedding cake to your guests, then you could consider dummy cakes, which can be made according to your theme or rented if you can find one that is suitable. This would be the least costly option obviously.

Dessert

If your cake is going to feed your guests, you would need a real cake! But it does not necessarily have to be the entire wedding cake. You could get a dummy and have the real cake served separately to your guests. This option might require less financial commitment depending on the bakery you choose. Also, you could do a real/dummy wedding cake. This would mean that some tiers on your cake are real and some are dummies. You would definitely save with this option.

3. Budget & pricing

Once you have decided the purpose of the cake. It would be easier to decide how much to allocate for your wedding cake.

If you are looking for rentals, find out the average price of wedding cakes that are being rented and use it as an estimate. However, do look through your options first to confirm if you can even find a cake that suits your wedding theme.

If you are looking for dummy cakes to be made, and you are unsure of the size you would require, you could equate 50 guests to 1 tier as a simple estimate. Therefore, 150 guests would require 3 tiers. However, anything above 5 tiers might be an ”overkill”.

Generally, for cakes that are going to be served to your guests as dessert, you could take the price of a wedding cake with the design that you liked previously, (from your research) and divide it with the number of guests at that wedding. Now you would need to multiply this average with the number of guests you are feeding. Here’s a formula.

Your wedding cake budget est. =

Price of selected wedding cake / Number of guests it fed

X

Number of guests you would be feeding

So that’s it folks! We sincerely hope that this article has proven to be of some help for anyone who is having trouble with budgeting for your wedding cakes. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail us with your doubts and we will gladly help!

At Carousel Moments, we do provide dummy cake rentals on occasion and also create dummies. Call us @ 96422662 or email us at cakes@carouselmoments.com to enquire about your wedding cake! Or check out our gallery here


“Do you have a budget allocated for your wedding cake?”

Here are a couple of answers to the question above that we face:

  1. “Don’t worry, money is not an issue!”
  2. “We really don’t know how much a cake costs?”
  3. “We just want to enquire”

These are understandable, but let’s take a look at why a budget is required.

Please take note that there is one condition which eliminates the requirement for a baker to know your budget, and that is if you provide a design that you want replicated exactly.

For cases that are not the above, the two important reasons why a budget is important are:

1) Wedding Cake designs can be INFINITE.

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A wedding cake can cost anything from $100 to $10,000 depending on the extent of the design. It is much more accurate to design knowing the limitations. Themes, colours, preferred floral work and other interests of the lovely couple provide guidelines and inspirations for bakers, but a budget creates a cap on how far they can go with the extensiveness and/or minute details of the design and the elements we place on it. This results in us not shortchanging your wedding cake; in fact it makes your cake more holistic. Also, the best part is that you get it at YOUR price.

2) The sub-standard finesse

A good and successful wedding cake design, like many other works of art, requires various elements, to be incorporated in such a way that they compliment each other in order to meet the couple’s various interests and vision. Thus, when a budget is not provided, two things could possibly happen:

  1. The cake exceeds your budget and you request to remove certain elements from the design that you feel is expandable. As much as this seems logical, it affects the overall design. As mentioned earlier, designing is done on the wedding cake as a whole, so removing or replacing design elements post-design to suit your budget might actually be a disadvantage to you. And furthermore, the outcome may still not satisfy your budget. It would be best to avoid this process.
  2. To redesign the entire cake to suit your now understood budget, is the best the baker can do to accommodate you, but this might cause delays in the process.

Although, these processes might have proven successful in the past, it is not something we recommend. And when we do have to, we pay careful attention to the final design to make sure it still accomplishes the overall vision and objectives of the lovely couple.

So, how do you actually decide your budget? Look out for our next article on tips on deciding a budget for your wedding cake!

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So what’s coming up for 2015…


As promised, this is our line-up for the year, at least as much as we can reveal for now

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Credit to: Prem K. Photography – https://www.facebook.com/premkphotography

New desserts

As much as we have an ambitious aspiration to take our designs to the next level, we will never forgo, the most important factor, in any kind of dessert and in life (for the most of us!) TASTE! So we are going to get a little more daring with a few new treats that are unique and occupy a whole different dimension in the dessert category. And of course, BY POPULAR DEMAND, We will also be concocting new & exciting cupcake flavours!

More customised cake designs

We are going to explore more innovative designs for our customized cakes catered not only to WEDDINGS but BIRTHDAYS for adults & kids as well! Look out for a few designs coming up in the next few days. Recently, many lovely people have come up to us and asked us to completely design their cakes. And that really excites us! So we are going to keep it fresh and creative for all you lovely folks :)

Events

As usual, we will be having Cake Tastings for the new desserts that we release. We will also be conducting several events catered for engaged couples! At these events, couples would be able to taste a variety of our cakes available for weddings and even some of our dessert table items as well. They will also be able to find out about our designs and prices!

Tips/Tutorials

People have constantly asked us for this, and we have been really eager to share some interesting tips for all you amazing people baking for your loved ones or aspiring to start something yourself. We humbly understand that our processes for baking designing might not be the only way, but we are glad to share what we know :)

Well that’s all folks!

Well, that’s not it, because you just never know, and that’s the best part! Like coming home to be surprised by a nice little chocolate cherry cupcake waiting for you in the refrigerator. Hmmmm…. We have got a lot more in 2015, so come back and stay updated here!