Post # 1
What did it cost? how many tiers and how many did it feed? What did it look like?
I budgeted $500 for 130 people and Im getting the vibe that along with everything else I guesstimated…I undershot it. Or not? Pics welcome! Yum cake!
This topic was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by MrsBuesleBee.
Post # 2
My wedding has not passed yet, but our cake is 8 tiers, all different flavors with different fillings [carrot, red velvet, french vanilla, vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate and each one has a different filling].
Total it is $462 with delivery and set up, however I did not go through a standard bakery, I went with a lady who bakes cakes out of her home.
Her cakes may not be extremely professional looking, but we didn’t want to drop a TON of cake. We just wanted a pretty, delicious cake. Here is an example of the work she does :
The cake we got is supposed to server like 300 and some guests. We are having 60, at most but we plan to take the top tier home, and we wanted to give guests an actual slice of cake, not just a 1×2 piece. Anything left over will be boxed up and taken home by guests and us.
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
MrsBuesleBee: a small, 6 inch cutting cake well be the one guests see. Banana cake, one of two requirements that FI have me about the whole wedding. We will serve from two sheet cakes, banana and vanilla. Total is somewhere around $260 if I remember right.
Post # 4
Our cake was three-tiered. Vanilla with amaretto icing – covered in the most delicious fondant we’d ever tasted. We were literaly arguing over who would eat it. It was $350 and that price included set up and delivery. We also had pre-sliced wedges as favors for each guest in a personalized box. We had a small wedding with 42 guests and probably had enough ake for 50.
Post # 5
MrsBuesleBee: I got married in Fiji, so i don’t know how helpful this post is to you but here are the specifics.
Cost: $750FJD equivalent to roughly $400USD
Flavours: (Largest tier to smallest tier) Fresh Banana, Golden Fruit Cake, Vanilla, Chocoalte
Icing: Butter cream
Delivery Cost: $90FJD roughly equivalent to $48USD.
Post # 6
My cake was pretty blah. I didn’t really like it but it was included in our DW package so whatever I guess. It was chocolate with white icing I think. I tried to jazz it up with a sparkly cake topper but it just didn’t work cause it was so small. Our wedding was only 30 people so it was kind of pointless to do a big fancy cake. On a side note, I never even ate a piece of my cake and the wedding coordinator swore up and down she would have a portion of it sent up to our rooms so that we could eat it at night alone together (because we obviously couldn’t take it home on the plane to save for our anniversary) but it never came. I was so upset 🙁
Post # 7
jenilynevette: wow that’s a great deal and it looks pretty pro to me! That’s awesome
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
Our cake cost $200 for 40 people. It’s 3 square tiers with pale pink buttercream frosting. The flavors are vanilla with fresh strawberries, chocolate with chocolate mousse and carrot cake with cream cheese. Our baker does gorgeous work, I can’t wait to see it next week!
Post # 9
AllyCRN: that’s clever I gotta think about that
librarygirl85: gorgeous!! Are those icing flowers or real? Love it
sharontobemarried: very lovely for the beach
Lily_of_the_valley: aww I’m sorry you didn’t get to eat it but I guess of all the little wedding things cake is low on the priority list.
Post # 10
$450 for 2 tiers, enough for 125 people.
I chose a really simple cake- like this but with real flowers.
inside is almond cake with raspberry filling
& marble cake with chocolate ganache
Post # 11
cls9q: is it the # of tiers that drives the price up? Or fancy design work? I’d like a simple cake too- the florist is taking care of flowers. Love the ruffles on that. And that’s the price im after for sure!
Post # 12
MrsBuesleBee: I would think so. If you have a big guest list I’m sure you’ll need more tiers.
or you could get 2 tiers & have extra sheet cakes in the back (way cheaper). No one would know!
I also chose a simple design because I hate fondant, so I chose a design that could be done with buttercream icing
Post # 13
cls9q: this was my cake swoon pic (Kate moss’) but with drapey flowers but now I realize yeahhhh that’s prob quite pricey. I also love butter cream. Can’t wait for the consult!
Post # 14
Jee I guess I am severely overestimating how much it would be for our 170 guests. I thought it would be around 2k
0 proposals as of now, but since everything in the DMV area is SO damn expensive, I figured 2k was the norm
Post # 15
Ours is more on the expensive side, although cake prices in Australia seem to be more expensive.
Ours is three tiers to serve 120 dessert sized pieces (we’re serving our cake as dessert so the pieces will be larger). Flavours are white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate mud. We’re paying $700.
My partner seems to hate all wedding cakes – we literally looked at over 200 before we could both agree on one. We’re having something similar to this but in our colours (bright purple and silver).