Post # 1
I am back here from a very long hiatus. My fiance and I broke up (it was very very sad, but ultimately better) and so, as you can imagine, I haven’t been on the boards at all…
Though, I am back with a special request. A friend of mine is interested in going into the cake making business (she makes gorgeous, gorgeous cakes) but has no idea what the market prices are like…
So.. if you’re not shy, please share with me your cake details. What does it look like, size, frosting, etc. etc… oh, and of course, the price.
Thanks in advance for your help and openness!
Post # 3
Welcome back. So sorry about you and your fiance, but it is so great to hear that you are doing a bit better.
We don’t have our cake yet, but the bakeries we have information from, almost across the board, have quoted us at $3.25 per serving for “standard” cake and fllings. The fancier fillings and cake flavors tend to run more toward $3.75 and $4.25, at least in our experience.
Hope that helps a bit!
Post # 4
I’ve been quoted 3.75 for the standard double filling wedding cake. (Three tiered, fairly simple design)
Post # 5
I think it really depends on where you are located. We couldn’t find any bakery that would do it for less than $5 to $6 per slice in our area (California).
Post # 6
Thanks all for your responses. I understand that it depends on where you are, which is exactly what I am looking for, a range of prices.
Keep them coming!
Post # 7
i’m having a round three tier cake with buttercream frosting, covered in fondant. it will have a simple design, randomnly placed dots and a few flower buds (real). It’s 100 ‘wedding size’ slices, which are real small i guess, like 1x1x2, and i have 50 guests. i got it for $200, although she wanted to charge 400 – she initially quoted me the lower price and stuck to it…but the 400 is a reasonable quote from other FL places i’ve looked
Post # 8
We couldnt find anything lower than 4.25 per slice. some them went as high as 6.00 if you wanted fondant instead of buttercream.
Post # 9
I’ve heard of ranges anywhere from $3-15 but my cake will be about $7 (I just went to the consultation this weekend so things arn’t finalized)
Post # 10
I live right outside of Cleveland, Ohio. The bakery that is making our cake told us $3-7 dollars per slice. The difference in price were that butter cream style cakes started at $3 and fondant cakes started at $5. The fillings could up your price as well since our bakery has liquer based fillings and those cost more. Complexity of design also adds cost. So I think for our butter cream cake it’s roughly 3.50 per slice!
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Post # 11
Mine is $400 plus tax and delivery. For that we are getting a 3 tier cake to serve 100 with three different flavors. Each tier has four cake layers and 3 filling layers. We are having fondant on top of buttercream (so it doesn’t melt) and the whole thing will be painted to look like a mountain (flowers, trees, and snow). We also got 4 4″ cakes of different flavors to taste and a 4″ cake on our wedding day to save for our first aniversary (easier than trying to save the top tier) included in the price.
Post # 12
It was a few years ago, but most of the cakes in the Boston area were $$$. I happened to find a tiny little Italian bakery in Somerville. They made me a three-tiered cake with buttercream (very simple, but pretty) for $300 for 200 people.
Post # 13
I agree that or ranges. I live in a pretty small area, and have been quoted on the low end, between $1.50-$3.00 per slice.
Post # 14
I ordered my cake yesterday. It will be a three tier buttercream for 3.75 per slice. This includes rentals.
Post # 15
Aesthetically, I’m not overly fussy, so our cake will be fairly simple. Buttercream, 3 tiers. I just went on tastings today, and our quotes, with filling, ranged from $2.80-$3.30/slice, with a $25-50 delivery fee. I live in Pittsburgh, and the bakeries were in the city or nearby suburbs.
Post # 16
my advice to your friend is to go to any bridal expo and tried the cakes and ask for prices, that way she will have an idea and will meet her future competition… i know it sounds sneaky but i think it will work