(Closed) How much are you paying for your cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

$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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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

http://www.weddingfads.com/

They sell kits for cakes that seem very reasonable.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That sounds like a lot for cake. I think that you will be fine.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

$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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Paying $200 for 60 people through a friendor.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think this is really location specific….

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