(Closed) Wedding Cakes-Cost Per Slice?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that is a pretty average, if not below average cost – even at $4.50

Post # 4
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would say that’s below average, at least compared to the rates where I live.  I think for ours, it was around $5/slice for buttercream and $8/slice for fondant.  But that was including the decorative flowers and stuff… plus it would have cost an extra $1.50/slice if we wanted the buttercream to be a color other than off-white.

Post # 5
11357 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Depending upon what her cakes taste like and look like, that seems very reasonable to me.  I had an amazing-looking and extremely delicious cake — with buttercreme frosting — and the cost of my cake was $4-$5 per slice, depending upon the fillings I had in each layer.

Post # 6
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine starts at $3.85 for undecorated cake with simple filling, then goes up from there with each add-on (fondant, complicated design, monogram, gourmet fillings, etc).  We’re at about $4.85/slice but I’m getting a relatively fuss-free cake.  

Shit’s expensive!

Post # 7
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would definitely say that is on the low end.  My cake is about $3.70/slice, but I am getting a fake cake made with sheet cakes in the back.

Post # 8
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Seems about right, though be prepared to spend more depending on what type of decorations you want. Ours ended up being almost $9 per slice by the time it was all said and done. Thankfully we only had 70 guests or else I may have had to sell a kidney!

Post # 10
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s a very decentprice for a bakery cake. Mine was $300 flat for a cake that was said to be 120 slices for most available cake/filling combo and more would be added for a super intricate design (ie she’d done ones completely piped with scrollwork). Most ideas I brought to our initial consult had no increase though. My lady was a side job out of her home as well. 

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