(Closed) how much did your cake cost?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: how much did your cake cost?
    $100-$200 : (15 votes)
    24 %
    $200-$300 : (11 votes)
    18 %
    $300-$400 : (9 votes)
    15 %
    $400-$500 : (6 votes)
    10 %
    $500-$600 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    over $600 : (20 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

    110 people, 4 tier- $4.75 per slice from a local bakery with yummy flavors. hope that helps!

    Post # 4
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    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    we are doing 4 bakery cakes (round 2-layer, specialty) for $160, plus our parents are making 2 cheesecakes & 2 flourless chocolate cakes (free!) for 100 people…I know it is overkill, but we wanted to have 2 cakes of each flavor so everyone could get what they want….Oh, and we are doing 6 vegan cupcakes from the bakery

    Post # 5
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    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    A family friend is doing ours, cake for 100 for $125

    Post # 6
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    217 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re getting a delicious 3 tiered cake that will feed 100 guests for $300. YAHOO!

    Post # 7
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    248 posts
    Helper bee

    The going rate at a top bakery near me is $3.50 to $5 per slice depending on flavors of fillings (real buttercream the least, fresh strawberries the most). So a buttercream cake for 100 people would be $350. It’s hard to compare total cake costs – you really need to know cost per person. A cake for 100 at a more expensive bakery could cost twice as much as a cake for 300 from a grocery store bakery.

    Post # 8
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We’re doing 4 small layer cakes, and FMIL is making one of them. The other three run about $50-$60 each. We’re using Very Vera in Augusta, GA. They’re terrrific and deliever all over the country; however, delievery is almost as much as the cakes (fortunately, I’ll be living nearby with my parents).

    Post # 9
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    You didn’t have an option for under $100.  We got a strawberry cream cake from a local cake and got amazing reviews.  I had people asking me months later where I got it.  I wish I had some now. 

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    Post # 10
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I having a 2 tier cake, its feeding about 65 people with delivery and set up its $180.  If you are looking to cut cost try your grocery store bakers first and see what they have to offer.  Also if your having a large wedding order just a small wedding cake and than a sheet cake or two to make up the difference as long as its the same type of cake no one will know the difference. 

    Post # 11
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    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i cant vote because we’re making our own! we’re just making a small ceremonial one for fiance and i to cut. we’re serving cookies to the guests.

    Post # 12
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

    Wendy Kromer is doing our cake for 100 people.  She’s doing sketches etc for us to work on the design and we expect to spend $1000 on it.  I reaally love wedding cake though so it’s totally worth it to me.

    Post # 13
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    30 posts
    Newbee

    We have a strawberry and whipple cake from a Chinese bakery for 250 people and it cost around $400 including the delivery

    Post # 14
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    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    well i haven’t really bought my cake yet, but we have also started doing the research.  i am having a hard time finding a bakery in LA/OC to do the cake for less than $4 a slice.  Doesn’t sound like much, until you multiple by 250 guests = $1000, not including delivery.  It’s hard out there for a bride on a budget! 

    Post # 15
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    we had a 3 tier cake that served 100 guests and a grooms cake that served 6. 

    the total for both was $1225.

    Post # 16
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Its part of my catering package. i’m doing a cake instead of regular dessert, so as long as the design isn’t too crazy, its included. If I want to upgrade on the design, then I’ll pay extra.

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