(Closed) How was your cake priced?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

priced by the slice was standard for what we were looking for.  there was also a ‘cake cutting fee’ at my venue. 

we went with cupcakes for guests since they were $2.50/cupcake compared to $5/slice of cake.  Plus, having a cupcake bar removes the cake cutting fee.  boom.

we did get a 5″ single tier cake for Fiance and I to do a cake cutting since we were already gifted the cake cutting knife, but we’re just cutting it, feeding each other a piece, and having the venue package the rest up for us.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

$980. We got it from a very reputable baker here in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) and it was buttercream with hand painted design. We got a 2 tier cutting cake and 2 sheet cakes which were served to our guests. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee

Our cake is $1000 to serve 150 people. Here is a photo of the exact cake (photo is from a shoot our baker did):

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We are doing two faux tiers and three flavors (basic white, praliene and chocolate and raspberry almond torte).

Post # 19
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Honey bee

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nelliemade :  Our venue includes the food and drink price plus the wedding cake price. Therefore, I cannot tell you “it’s $5 per slice” for example. They have 3 different bakeries they work with and you choose which one you want to order your wedding cake from. I believe what is included is a 3-tier butter cream cake with 2 flavors. If you want more, such as fondant finish, intricate design, sugar flowers or additional cake flavors and additional tier, those are extra. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle

We’re paying $300 for a two-tier cake that’s 30 slices. We’re expecting around sixty guests, but since we’re having tiny pies as well the baker suggested we have the caterers serve smaller slices. It’s spendy, but it’s earl grey with bergamot syrup and lavender buttercream and that woman is a genius with cake.

Post # 21
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Busy bee

We got a great deal on cake, at least I think so compared to prices I’ve seen on here. We got a 3 tier cake with the bottom 2 layers fake.  The top was gluten free for DH. We also got 24 or 36 gf cupcakes for guests. Then we had sheet cakes for about 250 servings. The’s were 2×2 slices vs 1×1. With delivery we spent $300.

Edited to add: I live in a rural community. Our baker doesn’t own an actual bakery, it’s something she does on the side because she loves to bake. So she’s not looking to make a huge profit nor has the overhead expense of rent on a building, which keeps her prices down.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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nelliemade :  Cost for us is $3.50 per person for a simple tiered buttercream. Fondant costs more, an is not as tasty in my opinion. To reduce cost, you can always have a “cut cake” on top of Styrofoam tiers and then serve sheet cake from the back. Your guests will never know the difference! 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

$279 for three tiers. This includes delivery as well. I wanted super simple with no flowers/decorations (pictured is what I showed our baker) 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

This is the cake we are getting for $540, but we are serving dessert, the original price was $700 and it will not feed all our guests. It comes to about 3.50 a slice with the special we got and she was so nice about all my wacko OCD customizations on it. That’s the total price, tax included etc. We saved in other areas so I opted to go for what I wanted here considering we saved that much on the original price.

Post # 26
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Helper bee

I don’t remember HOW it was priced, but I think we got it for like 250 people? 4 Tiers, 3 different flavors. Fancy pipework and flowers. Total was like $900! I was floored a cake could cost so much…

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Our cake is included in our reception venue’s package. I agree that $4 per slice is pretty standard. If you’re concerned about the size of the cake, perhaps you can have a smaller cake, like 2 or three tiers, that you cut into, and then have sheet cakes made for the rest? I’ve read about that in numerous magazines as a way to save on cost. They wheel the actual cake to the kitchen anyways so your guests won’t know if they’re eating that cake or sheet cake!

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Ours is going to be about $1200. I wanted to skip cake entirely and have a cheese course, my parents are absolutely insisting on a certain bakery, which I find outrageously priced. They have agreed to go over budget on this item, so I’m just letting them deal with it entirely. That said, the bakery I wanted to use was $650 for 150 people, or ~ $4/slice, which seems standard. 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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knickergold :  I’m in NYC too. I love your cake. What’s the name of the baker that’s not a bad price for all of those sugar flowers.

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