(Closed) how much did your cake cost?

posted 12 years ago in Reception
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  • Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Hi, we are getting a full sheet cake, a half sheet cake, a 12" round groom’s cake and a two-tier (12"/8") wedding cake. All of that will feed roughly 275 people. Our final cost was $487 which includes rental of a cake stand.

    I live in an inexpensive area, but I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of the cake.

    We are decorating the wedding cake with sliced kiwi and chocolate covered strawberries to coordinate with the wedding colors.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We bought cupcakes and 500 cupcakes plus delivery, set up, a resuable cupcake stand and boxes are $400 (include tax). 

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Guest count is 200. We’re having a 4-tier cake (along with a hidden sheet cake for extra slices, for caterer to cut up), mixing layers of white and chocolate.

    Sheet cake is $1 per slice, as opposed to $2+ per slice. Made sense to add the sheet cake for the additional slices needed (and great way to stay within budget! No one sees the sheet cake, so it’ll be a secret between you and the future hubs).

    After decor and renting their (amazingly beautiful) cake stand, our total is coming to approx. $450 thus far.

     

     

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Mine will be 2/per person… bavarian cream center yummy!

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    This is a second wedding for both my fiance and myself and we’ve been pretty non-traditional. We are having a morning ceremony (10:00 am) followed by a brunch reception. Our wedding cake is coming from the Publix bakery and we decided on a full sheet cake-it is filled with creme and raspberry (it’s called Raspberry Elegance)-the frosting has a bit of a pearl sheen to it, our monogram will be on top in a goldish color with a burgendy backgroud. The rest of the cake icing (except for the box behind the monogram) is sort of a pearly white with designs on it-very pretty. We decided on REALLY good chocolate cupcake with rich chocolate frosting for the groom’s cake (there will be lots of children there-with a guest list of 114, 36 of them are children!) on cupcake stands on either side of the wedding cake on one table. Since we are a bit older than 1st time brides (we’re both 38, will be 39 when we get married), this was the right decision for us. Since all or most of our friends have little kids (including my 5 year old twins) we thought it was more important to have some things that were kid friendly (lol-including my darling fiance-who loves cupcakes too!) All of this for around $150. REALLY. We couldn’t be happier!

    Post # 22
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’m with Janie.  Our cake and cupcakes are free of charge.  I love my sister!

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    160 filled cupcakes = $580.

    THey are so amazingly delicious!

    We’re in Minneapolis.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I can’t vote $0.  We nixed  the cake.  We couldn’t justify the expense when a dessert table comes with our catering.  We’d originally budgeted arount $300 for cake for 100, and with delivery any place we looked at would be twice that.  So we went without.  We’re not really dessert people. 

    But, maybe I’ll break down and buy some cupcakes!  I’d make them myself if we were closer to our venue. 

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I am getting our cake guy to do my cake and a Groom’s cake for $600. I thought that was pretty good??

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall

    We are having a 3 tier (bottom 2 tiers for guests) that serves 75 people. The cake is from Publix and costs 257 (including delivery).

    Post # 27
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am scared of getting price quotes for my wedding cake.  Just from my research in the areas nearby, I’ve found that most cakes go for $3 – $5 per slice.  There are many add ons to make it even more expensive, such as designs, more expensive flavors, fondant, delivery costs, etc.  Unfortunately, it all adds up to a very expensive cake.  I suggested to my fiance that we get multiple round cakes, similar to Mrs. Gummi Bear and serve them on top of nice cake stands.  He’s not too fond of the idea because he envisioned a three tier wedidng cake.

    Post # 28
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think ours will be ~ $400.  The baker we expect to go with quoted us $3-4 a slice for buttercream.  But, we can cut that cost by having some sheet cake.  If I can find cute cake stands I would LOVE to do what Yin is talking about with the single cakes.  I love that look, but cake stands are expensive too… so I think we’d come out about the same for cost.

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    It was part of our catering package, and was the only dessert we served. it was soooo good!!  Otherwise though I might have skipped the wedding cake as it wasnt high on my priority list.

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    Post # 30
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted $600+, but that’s not technically right. I don’t know how much the cake itself costs, but we’ve got a lady at our church making a 4-tiered cake for 100-150, enough cupcakes to make up the balance for 300 people (so 150+ cupcakes), she’s delivering and serving the cake, providing 2 punch bowls (with punch ^_^), and mints, and nuts for $700. Definitely a lot better than the ones locally that started at $600 for a very plain cake that only served 150!

    Post # 31
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    3 tier square cake with buttercream for 125 guests cost us about $625.

    A girl I know does wedding cakes (I found her when her cake was on the cover of Seattle Metropolitan Bride)…so she cut me a deal (no delivery charge, no charge for extra flavors)…and I didn’t try to abuse her generosity.  We went for buttercream and our two favorite flavors (2 layers of black chocolate and 1 layer of matcha green tea). We love cake and we tried some from other shops and hers just tasted the best.  Our guests were raving about her cake…and I even ordered my husband’s birthday cake from her.

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