(Closed) How much did you pay for your wedding cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much did your wedding cake cost
    less than $100 : (14 votes)
    11 %
    $100-$200 : (10 votes)
    8 %
    $200-$300 : (23 votes)
    18 %
    $300-$400 : (25 votes)
    19 %
    $400-$500 : (13 votes)
    10 %
    more than $500 : (44 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We had a very simple three tier cake (buttercream frosting) that fed around 80, plus a couple dozen cupcakes for the kids and I think it came in right around $400, with delivery.

    Post # 4
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We found a company, Cakes Confidential in nyc, that rents fake wedding cakes (weird idea but its a lot cheaper if you want a big impact cake). We’re renting a beautiful 4 tier, hand painted, fondant cake with lots of pink peonies for $300. There’s spot for real cake in the fake cake so we still can do the cake cutting ceremony. Then my aunt’s going to make some sheet cakes and frost them with matching buttercream so once the fake cake is back in the kitchen we’ll serve the sheet cake instead. Wish me luck:)

    Post # 5
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I was blown away when we started to research cakes! Most quotes we got were between $3-$7 per person for the size of the cake. We looked into cupcakes too thinking it’d be cheaper but ironically it’s more expensive because it’s a lot of detailed hand work.

    Thank goodness our cake is included in our venue contract. I’d still like to be able to surprise Fiance with a groomscake though.

    Post # 6
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we are getting our cupcakes at a local grocery store (i had my baby shower cake from there and it was amazing!) our price is $6.99 per dozen so for 150 cupcakes it will be about $90.  that is for buttercream in a simple swirl on top

    Post # 7
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    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Our cake is $5 per slice. It is funny because my Mama says that when she got married back in ’82 the cake was $.88 per slice.

    Post # 8
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I paid about $300 for it to feed 100 people.  They should price it according to how many guests you have and any decorating extras.

    Post # 9
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    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Holy cakes, Batman!

    I can’t believe cake costs that much!

    Post # 10
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I talked to a lady at work about wedding cakes (she used to have her own baking company where she would design lots of crazy cakes) and she said that on average a cake should cost about $4-$7 per person.  She said if it costs less than $4 per person be wary because then most likely the cake mix is out of a box and not made from scratch.

    Post # 11
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I just got quoted 250 for a 3 teir cake for 100 people.  A vanilla cake with canoli filling.  (Yumm love canoli’s) this is my favorite cake, order for every occ.

    Post # 12
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    $60 for 3 sheet cakes (fed 50 each)

    $75 for a small tiered cake to cut (only fed 30)

    The last one was SOOOOO good but we priced out a sheet cake for it and it was $120! A wedding cake would’ve been killer pricey

    Post # 13
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My cake is going to feed 175-200 people and is $540.

    Post # 14
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    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I forgot to add that my cake will feed 300 (not counting the top tier) and will be covered with founded and bling etc.

    Post # 15
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    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My cake is included in the price of the wedding…. but I’ve officially decided I need to stop reading posts about cakes…. ME WANT CAKE!!! NOM NOM NOM!!!

    Post # 16
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    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m in california and things are crazy ezpensive here…. Our cake will feed 120 people, be four tiers, at about $500.

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