(Closed) Cake costs?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Member
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi!

I visited 2 bakeries in Atlanta, and for 100 servings I was quoted anywhere from $450-$600 including multiple flavors, buttercream, and decorations (lace-looking appliques?), which would be $4.50-$6.00 per slice. Hope that helps!Smile

Post # 4
Member
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding cake cost me $3 per slice, and I got the top tier for free so it wasn’t bad.  In all my cake is costing us $485 for set up and delivery.  The more simple your cake is, the less you will have to pay for it.

I live in Boise, Idaho and most of the wedding cake bakers here average at about $3/ slice, the most expensive I saw was $3.75.

My cake will look like this, but with smooth buttercream and no round 5th tier.

[attachment=543398,71349]

Post # 5
Member
4485 posts
Honey bee

Price depends mainly on where you are located. Even in the same town, two different bakers will charge different amounts for the same cake. Large cities charge more in general than small towns for the same cake. You really have to call around and get price quotes because there is no way to even guess otherwise.

Post # 6
Member
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

here in colorado springs we are paying 4.50 per slice…

Post # 7
Member
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Mine is about $4.00 a slice($400 for 100 slices).  It’s 3 layers (each a different flavour) with filigree applique. 

Post # 8
Member
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

$4.50 a slice.

Post # 9
Member
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It’s really a regional thing… in NYC (I believe, correct me if I’m wrong please ladies!) prices start around $10 per slice. In Kentucky you’re looking at $3 per slice. Where I live (Canada) cake prices start around $6 a slice. This is usually just the base price including basic cake flavor, filling & buttercream or fondant. Anything extra will cost you more per slice!

Post # 10
Member
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Mine is starting around $2/slice.

Post # 11
Member
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, zippylef, $2 is awesome.  I am glad you asked skibobrown, I’m to start calling places this coming week too.  CA might be closer to $4 a slice…sadly.

Post # 13
Member
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just looked at our budget.  We only budgeted $500…whoops…I think we’re going to need more money allocated ’cause our guest list is up to about 160 people.

Post # 14
Member
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I was lucky that our cake was included in the cost of where we had our reception – we just had to pay for an “extras” we wanted, like white chocolate shells on the cake or upgraded fillings.  The norm from CA (LongBeach/LA area) I would say is about $3-6 per slice but it all depends on the flavor cake, filling, design, etc.

Post # 15
Member
19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m from NYC and the absolute cheapest I found was $7 per slice, and it was gross.  We did find a great baker who will be charging $9 per slice with free delivery.

Post # 16
Member
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Totally regional, but I shopped around and got several referrals from recently wedded friends and got an amazing deal!  It was so cheap that I was sure I would hate it at the cake tasting – but it was the BEST cake we tasted anywhere!  We paid $1.10 per slice plus $50 set up and delivery!  Granted, our cake was pretty simple, but we had 4 tiers with different flavors and fillings in each tier. Plus she makes this amazingly smooth buttercream to simulate fondant.  My advice: shop around, get some referrals from other brides in the area and don’t be afraid to look at bakeries outside the major metropolitan area – you might find a better price 🙂

 

[attachment=545612,71574]

The topic ‘Cake costs?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors