Wedding cakes remain the traditional dessert at today’s weddings — and one of the most remembered parts of the wedding reception. At Dream Day Cakes®, we create amazing wedding cakes that both look and taste incredible. As they should. =)
From our bakery in Gainesville, Florida, we custom bake all cakes to order. We offer personal tastings (right in the bakery) and ensure that you “try it before you buy it.” Wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. With out strict “no drama” policy, we sit with you and design your perfect cake. We want every one of our brides to have their own, unique wedding cake. Our personal tasting and consultation sessions make that goal a reality.
We feel the main topics to consider when starting to think about your wedding cake include:
- Total Budget (total, and expected cost per person)
- Flavors to serve
- The top tier: To freeze or not to freeze
Wedding Cake Budget
Let’s talk money and get that out of the way. Two main factors make up our cake prices: Design and Amount of cake. We start cake pricing at $6.00/portion. This price includes our made from scratch cakes, tasty rolled fondant, our gourmet flavored buttercream, local delivery, and one-hour of design.
Knowing how much you want to spend on your cake ensures that you don’t get presented with designs that exceed your budget. When planning your entire reception, we recommend using a dessert budget of $6.50 – $10.00/person. With that estimate, you’ll find that any cake should be within your budget.
For smaller budgets, we highly recommend using cupcakes. Our Bearkery® brand cupcakes make an excellent choice for wedding cake. When combined with a top tier Bride’s cake, you can really make a fun (yet elegant) and cost-effective wedding cake display.
Wedding Cake Flavors
Remember when wedding cakes needed to be Vanilla cake with Vanilla filling? Well, today’s wedding cakes allow Gainesville brides (and groom’s) to choose whatever flavors their hearts desire. Some of our most popular flavors include:
Creme Brulee, Strawberry Morning Brunch, Chocoholic, Very Beary Raspberry, Florida Key Lime, Tiramisu, Dulce de Leche (tres leches), Peanut Butter, Cookies & Cream, Passion Fruit, and more.
Remember, since we create only custom cakes, the only limit to our flavors is your imagination. Some of our favorite wedding cakes have been made using flavors custom created right here in our Gainesville, Florida bakery.
The Top Tier: To Freeze or Not To Freeze
Let’s cut to the chase: there are two schools of thought here. First, freezing the top tier of a wedding cake is a lovely tradition… that being said it’s not the oldest tradition in the world (after all how long have freezers been around?). The second thought suggests that you serve the entire cake and enjoy a fresh cake on your first anniversary. (Remember, freezing cake for a year does change the taste)
Our thought? Simple– whatever your want. =) We also think a great compromise may be to freeze and save a few pieces of cake instead of the entire top tier.
Wedding Cake Designs
Gainesville provides a diverse population, which means that we get a variety of different tastes and styles from our brides. We love the unique, creative spirit that this brings to Gainesville– in the same weekend we can go from elegant to over the top, anime to outdoorsman. You name it, we’ve baked it.
The point is simple: Your wedding cake is your wedding cake. We want to bake a cake that shows your style, and we’re looking forward to helping you make that happen.
What’s the next step?
Dream Day Cakes®
6352 NW 18th Dr Ste 3
Gainesville, FL 32653
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We’re looking forward to speaking with you!