Post # 1
What did your wedding cake cost? I am looking for 2-3 tier cake with buttercream icing. We have about 40 guests. The inside is going to be layers of different colors going from dark to light.
I sent the quote out to about 4 people that were recommended. One said $500. One said $300 and the rest have not answered yet.
Just trying to gauge what a normal price should be. Thank you
Post # 2
Unfortunately that sounds about typical, $300-$600 range. I think mine ended up costing $300 but I had a small 2 tiered cake and a few dozen cupcakes
Post # 3
My baker has been amazing to work with, and for a 3 tier (65 guests) we’ve been priced for $350. She’s even going to color match the ribbon I’m using in my bouquet for one of the layers.
$300 sounds quite reasonable for 40 guests and buttercream cake. $500, not so much unless you’re getting intricate detail work.
Post # 4
The local bakers I connected with often stated “$100 per tier”. We are having a three tiered cake for $300. Your quote sounds reasonable. 🙂
(To clarify: The cost also depends on the amount of detail.)
Post # 5
We are doing 3-tier, 4,6 and 8″. Buttercream icing. Detail is not to intricate. Her quote is $300. Free delivery to venue. Sounds like she is very reasonable and she had lots of great reviews!
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2020 - Carlisle PA
My 3-teir cake for 40 guests is $350. We also chose buttercream, with 3 different cake flavors.
Post # 7
It depends how elaborate the design is. Usually, bakers charge per slice. In my area, the cheapest one I’ve seen is about $4 per slice for a simple butercream to about $9 per slice for a fancier designed fondant.
ETA: Our venue is all inclusive including the cake so I don’t really know how much it costs. Our venue has a contract with 3 of the most popular bakeries in my city. We are supposed to choose one and tell them which one we want. It covers a 3 tier white buttercream cake with 2 flavors only. If you want fondant, a more complicated design, a 3rd flavor, etc. then those would be extra.
Post # 8
you are not terribly far from me. I am in the state below so the price I got seems reasonable
Post # 9
That sounds very reasonable! Our cake was a 4 tier gourmet cake for $750 and it fed about 150-175 people.