Average Cost of Wedding Cakes?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 16
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Helper bee

My first wedding was in Saratoga! But this was back in 2004… I am still dreaming of that cake from A Piece of Cake in Santa Clara ….so good…. it was 5.50pp and I would pay more than that to have them again. 

I am also super into Susie Cakes marble cake. I am drooling just thinking about it hahaha 

Best of luck on th cake hunt! 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

This is an inspo pic of my wedding cake. Smooth buttercream, 3 tiers, 75 person wedding, including an additional top tier for freezing. $400.
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Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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socalgirl1689 :  it wss really tall and the venue knew how to cut it properly 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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Mrs_Beer :  I’m amazed too, it doesn’t seem possible from a 9inch cake. I had to look that up. A 10″ inch cake will yield 42 bite sized pieces 1″×2″ (see diagram at bottom). A smaller 9 inch cake cut for 60 people would be 1 inch x1 inch bites maybe. Your cake looked very pretty!

I guess I’m just a pig because when I think of a slice of cake I think this size,  which would explain the extra 10lbs I have lol:

Post # 20
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Helper bee

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mrstodd2bee :  I have never seen a diagram like that before. Wow wow wow. Who knew!? My day is now complete since I learned something new. Haha

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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allthatsparkle13 : lol there’s tons of directions out there to cut any shape, size cake! I would be trying to get the largest bite on the one above (there’s a few larger bite cuts if you notice) Lol! 

OP, have you considered going to a regular bakery and asking for a 3 tierred cake and cutting  it yourself? It’s what we did.  They will allow you to customize it/topper etc. It’s much cheaper,  beautiful and everyone can get a regular sized slice.  Buying it by the (tiny) serving and having them cut it seems to be ridiculously expensive.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Have u looked into people who make cakes from home as we got our wedding cake from a baker who makes them out of her house and it cost us $400 for a 3 tier, 3 flavour semi naked cake including topper and delivery. The cake was amazing and the best part of our wedding meal, like others have said I used fresh flowers that matched the wedding flowers for the cake which cost an additional $50.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

I got quoted just $525 to feed 150 people. That includes a 2 tier cake and a full sheet cake. Comes out to $3.50 per person. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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allthatsparkle13 :  OMG! I don’t like marble cake and fell in love with theirs!

Post # 25
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Helper bee

For my baby shower we had 100+ guests and local bakeries in NYC that did event cakes and they quoted me $11 per person for a naked cake! What!? Um no. I know a lot of people who spend 1200-1500 on a cake but I didn’t want to. My SO and family members found an at home baker who made a gorgeous and delicious cake for us for $350! (Grandma added the lollypops in before cutting  at the end for a symbolic reason) 

 

Post # 26
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Honey bee

Bay Area also – my buttercream rum cake was $1,100 for a cake to feed 120 people plus an extra half sheet (which we thought would give us leftovers and was devoured instead). 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Ours cost $460 USD for 10 inch, 8 inch and 6inch. It was buttercream. I bought the topper online & my sister made the sugared flowers for us. It was a huge cake.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

Ours was £500, it served 100 guests, plus we had the whole top tier and quite a bit of additional cake to take home. I think we could have gone with two layers, actually, but I decided that when it came to cake, it was better to have too much!

 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

I live in the midwest… Mine was only about 3.50/slice.

I am glad I didn’t have to go with fondant – apparently the buttercream will look just as nice! Ours will be about $215 total for 60 people – 2-tier cake, plus cupcakes.

You can also save money by having a “behind the scenes” sheet cake (extra cake that isn’t part of your “display” cake)

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

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cypresstree85 :  I’m paying $350 for a three tier wedding cake and a sheet grooms cake.  Together they will feed 100.  I’m in the South US.

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