Post # 1
So on Saturday Mr. Narwhal and myself went cake tasting to a semi-well known bakery called “For Heaven’s Cakes”…the cakes were okay..I mean they were certainly edible but not THAT great. I called ahead of time to make sure they were in our budget, they said that starting, a plain 4 tier would be about $400…which I was totally fine with..heck I was even willing to go up to $600.
Anyway, the baker finally got around to calling me today with a quote…$850. $850 for 100 guests for a 3 tier buttercream with no special design?? REALLY? Thanks, but no thanks…let the tasting continue (at other bakeries)!!
Post # 3
That is pretty ridiculous by my standards! Jeez. Our three-tier buttercream (WITH design) is less than $400 from a good baker. We’re getting it for $250 because FI used to work there, but normally I think it’s $375-ish.
Then again, I’m in GA and you’re in CA. World of difference in prices. Lol. Good luck and ENJOY! Good wedding cake is the best.
Post # 4
Thats ridiculous!! You can get a better priced AND better tasting cake somewhere else!! Good for you for moving on- plus, you get to try MORE cake at other tastings! YAY CAKE!!
Post # 5
Yea…she said that though it looked simple..that the “design” was more complicated…uhhh no..
it would have looked very similair to this..only white and 3 tier.
Post # 6
@MsNarwhal: That sounds crazy… Have other quotes in your area been that bad?
By the way we’re cake twins. : ) Mine will only be a 1 tier cake for cutting though. I’m going to have to see what my baker says about that being complicated when I show it to her in a few weeks.
Post # 7
Wowzers, that’s nuts! And we thought our 120 person cake with three layers was expensive at $350!
Post # 8
That is crazy our cakes are delicious and we have a 4 tier cake that serves 150 and a grooms cake that serves 50. I designed it myself and its pretty detailed and for both its 517 and some change.. with tax. Keep looking that place was a rip. Good luck. At least you get to taste more cake!!! 🙂
Post # 9
Oh you can try for a better price. Try out skiff’s. That’s our baker. It’s delicious and it’s close to you. I also heard pastries by vreeke is good. They both have better reviews on weddingwire than your place.
Post # 10
UM NOOOOOOOO!! A BUTTERCREAM cake should not cost $850. We paid like, $206 for a three tier buttercream to feed 70. (Two desserts are served with dinner, we thought most people would eat those so we only got enough cake for 2/3 the guests.)