(Closed) How much was/is your cake/size of your tiers

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

SoNLoveWithHim:  Hey there, I am actually a personal chef who makes wedding cakes on the side. I do not run a professional bakery, but I make really yummy and really pretty cakes. I made the cake in my photo. 

Anyway, I think you are definitely looking at a high end bakery that charges so much too balance out more expensive cakes. You can definitely find a bakery that would make those cakes for less. I live in Austin, Texas, and there are bakeries here that would charge that much. Most would start at $400 for a buttercream cake that would feed 100, and you can guess double that for fondant and gum paste flowers. I think the price they quoted you is not far off, and if you are looking to find something much less expensive you will have to adjust your expectations. Gum paste flowers are EXPENSIVE and so is fondant. The custom Miami logo will take a lot of work. That’s just my two cents from someone who knows the insides of the business a bit. Good luck!

Post # 3
2517 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

SoNLoveWithHim:  $500 – 3 tiers, 6,9,12 inches.  Bottom is white quilting with silver beads (oval quilting, I have no idea why.  FI thought it was nicer than the diamonds.)  Second is black damask (a theme throughout the paper items in the wedding), the top tier is just white fondant.  There will be a rhinestone band around the bottom of each tier and a few dark red roses on the top with our cake topper (it’s black acrylic).  

The cake flavours are still up in the air, we’re choosing them in September.  But I’ve had samples already and its all delicious. 

*Edit:  I’m in Toronto, Canada.  And Groom cakes just aren’t the norm here, so we aren’t getting one.  We are getting a 2nd cake from our patisserie.  She’s doing a full Thomas the Tank Engine (cut out, not a flat cake) for the day after our wedding.  Our Ring Bearer turns 3 the next day.  That cake is nearly $200 alone! 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  sostobe.
Post # 4
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

3 tiers, 10, 6, and 4 with 10 sugar flowers, lace appliques and ribbon. Two flavors $600. 

Post # 5
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

SoNLoveWithHim:  Two teirs (6 and 9″) with fondant, plus around 50 cupcakes with buttercream. Including the stand rental and cake topper it is $325 total

Post # 6
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

4 tiers to feed 150 people $700

Post # 7
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

7 Tiered cake which includes :

6″ cake

2 8″ cakes

2 10″ cakes

2 12″ cakes

And a grooms cake which consists of a 6″ cake and cupcakes to surround it, for $550 [with delivery].

I am using a local supermarket, the design will alternate between ruffles & sugar dusted [like in these pictures] :

Post # 13
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

sostobe:  Do you mind sharing where you’re getting your three tier cake? We are currently in the process of choosing one in Toronto as well! 

Thanks! 🙂

Post # 14
2517 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

mumkin:  She’s in woodbridge… V Marie Patisserie.  She was a recommendation from another bride I know.  🙂 

Post # 15
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

SoNLoveWithHim:  That is pretty expensive for what you are getting. We are getting a 2 tier with 2 sheet cakes delivered and cut for $450

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