Post # 1
So I had no idea how much to budget for cake as I have never bought a wedding cake lol, so the best way to find out was to start enquiring! Well all prices were from here to there! Or didnt offer a lot of flavours!!
A friend recomended a lady who owns her own bakery that did a family members christening cake, after I got in touch she was fantastic! emails were replied to within a day, was happy to do whatever design we liked and after hearing about my FIs allergy to chocolate, and my extreme dislike for caramel (fruit cake was never going to be an option!) she whipped us up some red velvet cupcakes and delivered them along with a list of flavours she can do!
She is incredible, Im pretty happy with the price (not knowing any better) so for a total of $350 here are the cupcakes and cookies and cake
without the flowers
Can I see your pics and prices?
Post # 4
My baker worked for our venue and did a great job. We had a $300 cake credit with our package and the baker worked to stay in that budget! It was awesome. Here’s our cake:
Post # 5
I don’t have a picture of my cake yet but mine is costing $6.50 a slice.
Post # 6
I’m so jealous right now of these prices! 🙂 Our cake (plus a quarter sheet cake snuck in there) cost about $650 in the end (8″/10″/12″) I believe – I could be wrong on the dimensions but it fed 160 guests, but, to top it off, our venue had a cake cutting fee of $1.50 a head (it was really brutal)! So $1000 roughly at the end of the day…
Post # 7
I don’t have a photo yet, but we are paying $500 for cake to serve 170. It’s a 12, 10, 8, and 6. 2 flavors (no extra cost for that), one flavor will have filling (that was $35 per filling), buttercream frosting. There will be an additional half a sheet cake in the back to get to the 170 servings, and we are NOT saving the top, but she will remake the top layer for you on your first anniversary. I’ve been really specific with her that I prefer the tall and narrow look vs lower and wide.
I found prices anywhere between $2.75 and $7/serving. Fondant and more carved/artistic cakes cost more. Grocery stores can also do some great cakes if you are on a tight budget!
Here’s my inspiration pic. We’ll have the pearl finish of the second cake, and purple hydrangea as the topper.
Post # 8
We paid $380 for our 4-tier cake. The bottom tier was french vanilla with fresh strawberries and strawberry buttercream, the second was milk chocolate with raspberry filling and chocolate buttercream, and the top two were lemon with lemon buttercream. We saved the top tier for our first anniversary, and the rest was demolished by our 82 guests.
Post # 9
Our cake was $325. We weren’t sure that we wanted to spend that much for cake, but seeing the final results was worth it – and it was SO delicious. We still have people telling us how good it tasted!
Post # 10
We did 4 different flavors of cupcakes and a top tier. We ordered 110 cupcakes. Our total for the cupcakes, top tier, delivery, and cupcake stand rental was around $300.
Post # 11
@Pokemon: Wow you are getting all that for $350, thats awesome! Are the cookies favors? Are you just having the wedding cake as your cutting cake and serving the cupcakes to your guests? Or will you have both?
Post # 12
I’m sorry, don’t have pro pics yet. Our cake was a 3 tier, square. It had single dots on the bottom and top tiers and tri dots on the middle tier. Total cost was $648. The bottom tier was real cake, top two were fake and we had 2 sheet cakes in the back for serving and we had 3 different cake flavors and it was to die for delicious!!
ps. if you’re getting all that for that price that is amazing!!!
Post # 13
@mishagirls79: Thanks we are doing a cookie buffet. serving cupcakes as dessert 🙂