Post # 1
I just went to a cake tasting and I’m having a hard time getting used to the price. I chose a small business that is pretty much just a woman making them out of her house and she still wanted $5.20 per slice for a small cake! I want a simple three tiered cake with ribbon at the bottom of each tier (ribbon that I am providing because she doesn’t have that colour). So pretty much the most basic cake I could find because I thought it would save money. And thats for a 5, 8, 11 (small!) inch round three tiered cake.
Is it just me or is that really expensive? I live in Southwestern Ontario and not in an overly expensive city. I attended a bridal show in Toronto that had really fancy cakes for about $4 per slice so I’m shocked that someone doing it out of her kitchen would charge $5.20.
Should I keep looking? In the end it won’t break our budget, but I do feel uncomfortable paying that much for a plain cake.
Post # 4
too pricey for me, I’d keep looking
Post # 5
That sounds high, but it could be your local. My cousin is starting a business out of her kitchen and charges $2.50 (US) a serving. I’ve seen other professionals go up to $4 for something intricate and time consuming. I’d get a few more quotes to see if she’s pricing herself out of business.
Post # 6
You should add a poll as a lot of people will vote on a poll before commenting. But yes, I think thats far too much. I live in southern california in a pretty overpriced area (in my opinion haha) and I am not planning to spend more than $3.50-$4.00 a slice.
Post # 7
I added a poll, thanks for the suggestion.
I just felt like she was crazy for wanting that much. it would simply be a plain white cake with one stripe of ribbon at the bottom. Nothing time consuming or intricate required so I thought it was insane she wanted that much for it. I set up a new appointment with a different bakery so we will see. It also doesn’t help that I didnt love the cake lol.
Post # 8
im paying $4.00 a slice -for a 3 tier square cake that feeds 150 people…and it is red velvet with cream cheese icing -so i would say that is pretty expensive for just a plain cake but i heard somewhere – the US (i know you are in canada) average price per slice is $5.00
Post # 9
That sounds high to me. I think $2.50 to $3.00 is more typical (other than in expensive cities).
Post # 10
I think it sounds a little expensive. I’m paying $3.00 a slice for my cake and it will will be a different flavor every tier with more design that what you described.
Post # 11
Sounds high. I’m doing a mix of 3 types of small cakes and 3 types of pie and it works out to be around $4 a person which is still a ton. I went extermely expensive on my choices, I could have just done a small cake that would have been more like $2.-$3. I’d shop around, plus you get to try more cake! Also I’m in a big city but not an expensive one
Post # 12
We paid $4.75 a slice for our cake in southern california, and that was actually the cheapest of all the bakeries we looked at. But, if you don’t live somewhere as expensive as So Cal, I think your quote is overpriced!
Post # 13
Way too much! I too am using a baker who works out of her home and for a 3 tier cake with two flavors (red velvet and white with lemon curd) with old-fashioned buttercream it is only $2.50 a slice. I would shop around and get some other quotes, if they are all similar it may just be the price in your location but I’d definitely do more research!
Post # 14
Unless this woman has cakes that just melt in the mouth or she’s a famous baker, $5 a slice is absolutely too much! Even the best bakers in Seattle are charging $4 a slice or less.
Post # 15
I think you could get a much cheaper price for something that simple at a grocery store bakery or Costco.
Post # 16
That is pretty expensive. As a fellow Southwestern Ontario Bride, most of the cake prices I’ve seen around there are around $3.50 a person.