How much was your cake?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Our cake was:
    Free : (17 votes)
    15 %
    $1-$200 : (19 votes)
    16 %
    $201-$500 : (43 votes)
    37 %
    $501-$750 : (15 votes)
    13 %
    $751-$1,000 : (10 votes)
    9 %
    $1,000-$1,250 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Over $1,250 : (6 votes)
    5 %
    We didn't have a cake. : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Our cake was $75. In total we paid $135 for all desserts (wedding cake, cheesecake, carrot cake cupcakes, and mini apple and pumpkin pies), delivery, tree stump cake stand, and set-up. Our cake was a simple two tier cake covered in buttercream. The bottom layer was traditional white cake, and the top was spice cake. It was truly the BEST cake I have ever had, delicious and moist. The bakery, which is owned and operated by a husband and wife, was great to work with. Honestly, for what we got and how great they were to work with, I feel the pricing was a bit of a steal.


    Post # 4
    7192 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Ours was free. My best friend’s mom made us a naked cake as a wedding gift to us 🙂

    Post # 5
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    $600 for a 4-tier main cake and a themed grooms cake, I think $3.50 per serving. This included delivery/setup, cake stand, tax, and a top tier to take home and freeze.

    I had a specific design I was looking to create, and this was the cheapest option I could find in all of DFW! Totally worth it though, it was PERFECT and we still get compliments on how good our cakes were to this day (and people keep repinning them on Pinterest, which is cool!).

    Post # 6
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @luverly7:  $600 for 175 cupcakes, 2 different flavors with 2 different fillings, and small cake for fi and i to cut, delivered and set up.

    Post # 7
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    If I remember correcty it was around $800.00 including a $50.00 delivery fee (our venue was kind of out there) and the fresh flowers. The cake alone was $600.00ish.


    Post # 8
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think ours was around $600… I believe. It was perfect though! 

    Post # 9
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @luverly7:  $240 for a three tiered buttercream cake.  Three flavours, one of which was gluten-free.  Very simple icing.  Also included delivery which was a good 2 hrs away.

    Post # 10
    2136 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ours was just under $500 for a small 3 tier cake and a sheet cake that served 125 people total.  Buttercream design and flowers from our florist (which were about $30).  We really lucked out- the bakery we chose is in a smaller area about an hour and a half north of Seattle, and even though the delivery fee was high ($125) the base price was so much more reasonable that we still spent less than if we had gone with a Seattle bakery!  And we loved their cake; we found the bakery a few years ago on a random trip, so we were so excited when we found out they did wedding cakes too!  THe cake was amazing, and looked beautiful!  I can’t wait until I see our pictures!

    ETA: there was no extra set up fee or cake serving fee from our venue.  


    Post # 11
    1071 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

    Our cake is 650.00 without tax. Lucky us, my mother wants to buy it for us 🙂

    Post # 12
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Mr TTR and I Eloped to a Destination Wedding (just the 2 of us) and after our Honeymoon had a Back Home Reception with Friends & Family… where we tried to include some of the more familiar “Wedding Traditions”… including Cake.

    We went with a well-known highly rated local Baker / Bakery… but chose a very simplistic cake (3 Layers… 12 – 9 – 6) with Buttercream Icing… to which we added our own Cake Topper.

    Total Price $ 225 All-In (Ontario Taxes = 13%).  We picked it up ourselves… heavy, but not unmageable.  And had our Venue do the cutting & serving (FREE).

    Cake would feed either 50 LARGE Portions or 100 REGULAR.  We brought home the smaller top layer, and some leftover cake.

    After shopping around I feel we got a good deal for sure.

    I might have loved the elaborate “Cake Boss” type cakes with all the intricate details, but I wasn’t up to putting out the bucks for them.  You’d be surprised what bit of home-made ingenuity can do… Cake Topper, Ribbon, Flowers, etc can go a long way in making a basic cake look really custom… and at a HUGE savings.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 14
    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Our cake cost 448$.

    Post # 15
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I believe it was around $1200. But it was 5 tiers of all different flavors.


    Post # 16
    3248 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Ours for 150 guests is about $750. $4.75 per slice.

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