So excited for my final cake design/estimate…is it a good one?!

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
15011 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$10 pp for 80 guests is $800, which, imo, is high for that cake. Where did you come up with $400? I think $400 would be somewhat reasonable. 

Post # 3
3074 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

texaslemon:  I don’t have a good range of what’s a good price or not, because my baker friend is doing my cake/dessert bar and cutting me a massive deal as part of my “gift” for the wedding. I’m getting a three tiered cake, two-three hundred cupcakes with five to six different flavors and a few different cookies for only $400. Like I said, she’s cutting us a massive deal and I think she’s just charging us for ingredients. 

Your cake looks gorgeous!!!

Post # 4
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

tksjewelry:  Just to clarify I think she was saying $10/pp (80 people) so $800 TOTAL for two cakes…so $400/cake


OP I still think that’s a lot for a cake

Post # 5
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

tksjewelry:  I think it is $10 pp total (for both cakes), so each cake is $400.

Post # 6
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My best friend just had her wedding and her cake was 5 layers for 175 people and was $800 (I asked her to get an idea of how much we should bedget for our cake!). We live in Indianapolis, so while not a MAJOR metro area, it’s still a metro area and it worked out to $4.50/pp.

Post # 7
9856 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

texaslemon:  we did cupcakes and a small 6″ cake that was 3 ombrey’d layers and it was $500 for 75 people.  It seems high, but your grooms cake is highly detailed…

Post # 8
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That seems extremely high.  The wedding cake is a generic design, can’t imagine why it would be more than $2.50 a slice.

Post # 9
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

So, both cakes together are 80 servings…is that right?  Seems a little pricey to me but not completely outrageous if the baker has a lot of decor to do with the second cake?  I live in a metro, but not as pricey as some areas of the country.  I don’t think it’s completely outrageous if you live in a high-cost area.  I don’t have any idea of good pricing for the second cake.  The first cake  is a very simple design.

I paid $600 for this, 100 (generous) servings.  Rather simple cake actually, paid $30 per (sugar) flower and $30 for the silver cake stand.  So simple design on the actual cake was more like $480-500ish just for the cake.  It was white with raspberry filling and coconut cake with lemon filling.  Best cake I’ve ever had!

Post # 10
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

Seems high to pay 400 for a 40 serving cake that is relatively plain! I get it for the grooms cake though, since it’s detailed. We paid $650 for this 120 serving cake (sorry for the blurry guest photo, don’t have pros back yet!)

Post # 11
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

texaslemon:  I love the main cake and that similar to what I’m looking for but it’s faily plain for then to harge 10.00 a slice IMO…

Post # 12
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would see if you can negotiate them down a little, since you have to use them.  We got married in a very expensive area of northern california (wine country north of San Francisco), so most cakes were $10/pp, but we were able to find a 3 tiered cake for 180 people for $900.  

It was 3 flavors, and a similar design to yours, although slightly more intricate.  We had 150 people at our wedding, so technically we paid about $6/pp.

Post # 13
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Are the cake serves coffee or dessert sized? It does seem pricey if they are coffee sized ame not used for your dessert.

My cake was from a baker and will cost $400 for 80 people, coffee sized serves As we will have other small desserts to compliment our cake. No grooms cake, it was not required. The cake sizes are 10″ 8″ and 6″ if that gives you an idea.

Post # 14
4402 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We paid I think $700 for 130 people in a major metro area with a pretty simple cake. We shopped around a bit, too. I think the quote you got is normal. 

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