Right price takes the cake

We got a cake ordered! Woot!

Yeah, it’s, like, two weeks to the wedding. But we didn’t want to overpay. A while ago, my mom said she would take care of the cake. All we had to do was order it. But, as you’ve probably gathered from reading this blog, the wedding industry is highway robbery. And the cost of a cake just seemed like a way for bakers to take advantage of well-to-do fathers meeting the demands of spoiled daughters.

Seriously. It’s not like Proust had his madeleine moment with wedding cake. Sure, they look pretty, what with all the fancy icing, multiple layers, crazy themes, lighted pillars, escaping-groom toppers and such, but is all that really necessary? And whose idea was it to freeze a portion and eat it on the first anniversary? Paula and I have this crazy notion: For our first anniversary, we were thinking fresh cake might taste better. Wedding cake is one of the most overpriced things imaginable, and any baker that charges more than $100 for one should be tarred and feathered with fondant and Twinkies.

I didn’t want Mom paying a king’s ransom for a sugary delicacy that will look pretty. We found exactly what we were looking for at Dillon’s in Joplin. It’s a sheet cake with an 8-inch roundcake on top of it. White with silver leaves. Looks awesome, and the price is right: About $60.


3 Responses to “Right price takes the cake”

  1. 1 Holly your cousin May 26, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    We totally got a fresh cake. The though of eating year old cake that tasted like freezer made us gag.

  2. 2 Pam Dilmore May 27, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Hi Sweet People! I am glad to buy the cake and glad you found what you like.

    Love and hugs,


  3. 3 joeandpaula May 27, 2008 at 1:36 am


    I agree wholeheartedly!


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