(Closed) Grooms Cake (or Odd shaped) cake prices?!

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much did you pay for a grooms cake or oddly shaped cake?

    $3-5 pp

    $6-8 pp

    $9-12 pp

    more than $12 per person

  • Post # 2
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    seejanebee:  I would get some other quotes. You could also consider getting  a plainer slab cake that looks like a helipad with a model helicopter on top.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The most effective answer is for you to do the research. Call more bakeries and get quotes. The price I paid for a grooms cake here in Vegas won’t do much for you.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    Also see if they’d be willing to knock down the price if you let them use Rice Krispie treats instead of cake for some of the oddly shaped details. Worth a shot!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

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    seejanebee:  the price of the groom’s cake i bought wasn’t quoted per person, but rather for the difficulty of the design. I bought one for our rehearsal so it only needed to feed about 45 people so I told the baker that up front and then she showed me different designs based on what i was interested in and the prices varied from $60-$300 based on how complicated they were to make.

    i ended up getting a football-shaped cake with his favorite sports team’s logo on it and was on a “football field” of green icing for about $65; however, it was buttercream icing. if it would have been fondant, the price would have been closer to $100.

    so, short answer to your question: if it’s a very complicated cake, that’s why the price is so high.

     

    ETA: this was in charleston, sc and did not include delivery 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by  bananastand.
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    How big is the cake supposed to be?  I could see it depending on the work being 12 dollars a person, sculpted cakes take longer, and it depends what do they charge for a regular slice of cake?  the sculpted cake should be at least double that if not a bit more.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    A cake that’s shaped like a football helmet for reference is usually $75, and that’s not a hard cake to make.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

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    seejanebee:  Sorry Pastry Chef, just checked cake decorating forum and said that a helicopter cake shouldn’t be less then $150.  Honestly just depends how hard you want to make it, do you care if it lies flat on the board, or does it have to be elevated.  If it’s elevated then you have more equipment etc.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

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    seejanebee:  I am a pastry chef.  And honestly it depends, some designs need to be larger then others regardless of servings.  But yes I tend to make things as small as they have to be to make the shape unless I wanted something bigger. I normally just talk about size you want the cake to be rather then servings for a sculpted cake. I’d make sure if you wanted it to feed x that it would but wouldn’t make you commit to it.  Like I said I would just price for the whole thing, not the servings for those type.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016 - pier 5 hotel

    Are you looking in Baltimore? I want to do a groom’s cake to and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use the bakery out venue gets our cake from or shop around.

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