(Closed) Wedding Cake time

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our cake was significantly less because we did a cutting cake for us, and then we had sheet cakes in the back for the guests. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it really depends on where you live.

Our cake ended up being $3 per person (now…we only had to pay for the number of guests we had over 250 since that’s just how our reception site does things)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Definitely depends on where you live! The least expensive cake we could find from a traditional wedding cake maker (as opposed to a grocery store cake) was $8/slice in NYC. The most expensive we saw started at $16/slice. It was SO delicious, but no way we could work that into the budget. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We spent 143 on cale for 46. We had 2/3 leftover even though it was really good, everybody wasmsomfull

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ours was about 3.50/slice.  However, we live in Seattle and got our cake from a bakery about an hour and a half north, so we had to deal with a bigger delivery cost.  But, cake prices in Seattle were closer to 5.50 or 6 per slice, so we still saved money!  And our cake is way better than some of the cakes we tried here. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 @worriedconfusedbride: I’m having a reception that is similarly sized to yours.

I would say $6 is about average for fondant.

The baker I am going with (local, family owned bakery that doesn’t advertise on the wedding circuit) has cakes that start at around $3.50/slice.  We’re adding sugar flowers, which will close-to-double the cost of the cake.

Keep looking.  You can find a great deal out there.  So many of the “wedding cake only” bakers make their cakes way too sweet for my taste; we were so lucky to find our baker online.

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I would say that everyone could get you a little better of an idea if you gave a few more specifics as to what you are looking for in a wedding cake. 

General rules: Fondant, sugar flowers and fruit fillings will quickly drive the price up no matter where you live. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@worriedconfusedbride:  My cake for 150 people will be $640.  I just asked my lady to take out one of the fillings that I didnt want in the first place but she was confused.  So I am hoping that will take it down a bit. It will be a lace themed cake.

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