(Closed) Cake slice help!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here’s ours. 150 slices: 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry, but I don’t have a picture of my cake yet, so I can’t show you a picture; however, we are getting a cake that they told us would serve 75 guests. It is a three tier; 10″, 8″, and 6″, for the tiers. The slices are small; they showed us a diagram with the slice size on it. They are definitely not the same size as you would get at a deli/bakery. I suggest you go visit a few bakers and have them show you a diagram of the slice size and also show you examples of cakes in different sizes, so you can get a true idea. We are only having 31 people at our wedding, but I wanted everyone to be able to try a piece of each flavor that we chose and/or have a bigger slice, if they wanted.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

This served 100, cost was $600.

This served 125 and was included in venue price. This was also served with 2 chocolate dipped strawberries, but slices of each cake I thought were substantial.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Ours was 12, 10, 8 and served 80 slices. It looked standard size and everyone had enough cake. I think we paid 4.25 per slice (the cake was absolutely delicious) and if we wanted to serve more people the bakery would have done the rest in sheet cake in order to maintain the 3 layer look, oddly enough they would have still charged the same price/slice for additional slices in sheet cake which upset me but luckily became  a non-issue when we didn’t go over our target #. We used th extra $$ for ice cream 🙂 I can’t load the picture, maybe it’s too big?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but wedding cakes are just plain expensive! We’re paying almost $4 a slice for ours. To be honest, I can’t even remember the cake at most weddings I’ve attended, but I know the slices have typically been on the small side.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@iheartnerds: I remember a cake I had in 1998 – the bride paid big bucks for it and I’m still dreaming about it. Great cake can be pricey. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Cake prices are also regional as well as determined by how elaborate or ornate they are. They are usually different flavors and fillings per layer, and adding any embellishments will add to the cost as well.

The bubble cake I listed started at $1200. in San Francisco, but since we’re in NJ I found someone to make it close to the sample I saw for $600. I was thrilled. 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

it also depends on if you are planning on serving your top tier or saving that for your anniversary.  make sure to find out if the number of servings includes that or not!  you can save some money by just serving the top tier if you aren’t sentimental about eating year old frozen cake– the 6″ tier would serve like 15-20 people. 

we are having a 6-8-10 square cake that is supposed to serve 100 and we are serving the 6″ tier.  It’s costing us about $400.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Or buy several different kinds and have a cake buffet. People have been doing it with pies too.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@bells: I seriously considered getting a few of FI’s and my favorite kind of cake (Bomba cake – it’s white cake soaked with rum, and ricotta cream filling and the whole thing is covered in bright green almond paste) from a bakery in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. Unfortunately, that particular kind of cake is pricey and would have ended up costing almost as much as just getting a normal wedding cake so we opted to go with tradition.

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