(Closed) Is this expensive?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is $5 a slice too expensive for a plain white three tiered cake? (in a non expensive city)
    Yes : (63 votes)
    94 %
    No : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    yes.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    too pricey for me, I’d keep looking

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    That sounds high, but it could be your local.  My cousin is starting a business out of her kitchen and charges $2.50 (US) a serving.  I’ve seen other professionals go up to $4 for something intricate and time consuming.  I’d get a few more quotes to see if she’s pricing herself out of business.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    You should add a poll as a lot of people will vote on a poll before commenting. But yes, I think thats far too much. I live in southern california in a pretty overpriced area (in my opinion haha) and I am not planning to spend more than $3.50-$4.00 a slice.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    im paying $4.00 a slice -for a 3 tier square cake that feeds 150 people…and it is red velvet with cream cheese icing -so i would say that is pretty expensive for just a plain cake but i heard somewhere – the US (i know you are in canada) average price per slice is $5.00

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    That sounds high to me.  I think $2.50 to $3.00 is more typical (other than in expensive cities).

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it sounds a little expensive. I’m paying $3.00 a slice for my cake and it will will be a different flavor every tier with more design that what you described.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Sounds high.  I’m doing a mix of 3 types of small cakes and 3 types of pie and it works out to be around $4 a person which is still a ton.  I went extermely expensive on my choices, I could have just done a small cake that would have been more like $2.-$3.   I’d shop around, plus you get to try more cake!  Also I’m in a big city but not an expensive one

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We paid $4.75 a slice for our cake in southern california, and that was actually the cheapest of all the bakeries we looked at. But, if you don’t live somewhere as expensive as So Cal, I think your quote is overpriced!

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Way too much! I too am using a baker who works out of her home and for a 3 tier cake with two flavors (red velvet and white with lemon curd) with old-fashioned buttercream it is only $2.50 a slice. I would shop around and get some other quotes, if they are all similar it may just be the price in your location but I’d definitely do more research!

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Unless this woman has cakes that just melt in the mouth or she’s a famous baker, $5 a slice is absolutely too much! Even the best bakers in Seattle are charging $4 a slice or less. 

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think you could get a much cheaper price for something that simple at a grocery store bakery or Costco.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That is pretty expensive. As a fellow Southwestern Ontario Bride, most of the cake prices I’ve seen around there are around $3.50 a person.

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