Post # 1
I don’t think I have budgeted enough with 500 for about 150 guests. We do have friendor possibility, so maybe she’ll be within our budget.
I think that most places quote cakes by the slice, right? How much are have been quoted per slice? or How much have you budgeted?
Post # 3
$500 seems like a lot for that many guests. We paid $370 for 125 guests. It was under $3/slice but then we paid extra to rent a cake stand and have the cake delivered (I included those things in the $370 total).
Post # 4
I thnk that $500 is very high for a cake, but it may be where you are located and also the complexity of the cake you are trying to get. Cakes here are by the slice and for a basic design, they start at $2.40 per slice. I think you should keep looking.
If you are having a friendor do your cake, try this site
They sell kits for cakes that seem very reasonable.
Post # 5
Roughly $700 for 150 guests. But then again I’m in San Diego, and we wanted an organic, no trans fat cake… and the cake is so good we couldn’t help ourselves!
Post # 6
We paid a little less than $600 for cupcakes for 180 guests (so about 1.5 x cupcakes)….The lowest we were getting quoted for cupcakes was $2, which doesn’t involve a cake cutting fee….
I guess it depends on where you are!
Post # 7
That sounds like a lot for cake. I think that you will be fine.
Post # 8
Thanks girls! That makes me feel better. I am out in CA so maybe that adds to cakes being more pricey.
Post # 9
You are correct, I am sure that makes a difference. I am used to Louisville KY prices. I would still think that you will be be able to be within budget at $500 though. I have always heard that one should get less cake than what is recommended by the the bakery, as not everyone will eat cake.
Post # 10
It really depends on how elaborate of a cake you want. I’ve heard of cakes around here being $400-$800. So definitely get some quotes.
Post # 11
I’m paying $470 for my cakes. This price includes delivery, set-up, cake stand, and a groom’s cake…. and it feeds 125 people.
Post # 13
We are going for our cake tasting on Saturday. We have a package through our venue so I think we get a discount on the $4.25 a slice. Delivery and set up are included.
Post # 14
$1000 for 150 people. We are having 4 tiers and an elaborote design though. I think that the 3 tier cakes for 150 people started at $700 at my bakery.
Post # 15
Paying $200 for 60 people through a friendor.
Post # 16
I think this is really location specific….