Post # 1
My fiance’s aunt is a baker and quoted us about 1200 including family discount. It is bridal cake for about 150 and grooms cake for 50+ people. The decor would have been elaborate but I still want to know what most people are paying for cake to feed 200 people. I’m having a hard time imagining paying that much for cake so I may just cut down the decor or just find another baker.
Post # 3
I am paying 180 for cake for 120 people, 400 buttercream mints, and a full sheet box of mixed desserts.
Post # 4
$150 fondont and all for 120 ppl, Yaaaay friendors!
Post # 5
My aunt made the cake for my first wedding. It was a three tier for 150 people. The decoration was celtic knotwork that was very hard to do and I think it was around 200-250 dollars. I didnt find out until 6 years later that apparently the knotwork had her in TEARS the night before the wedding. Whoops!
Post # 6
Our cake is $165 for 80 people and the groom’s cake is $80. Our cake is pretty simple though. It’s 3 tiers, buttercream icing with pearls in between the tiers.
$1200 seems like a lot to me.
Post # 7
I think a lot of it depends on your location. Our cake must feed 200 people as well, and while we are not paying for it I believe it would have cost about $600 or so ($3 per person). This is from a bakery in Boston, and even though we get to design the cake and choose the flavors, the cost is included in our venue package at a hotel.
Post # 8
I think mine is about $150 for 75 people. 3 tiers, two flavors of cake and two different fillings with fondant and buttercream, also frosting flowers. It would have been less if I didn’t want all the frosting flowers on it but I really wanted the flowers.
So yes I would say that is steep. Is it a super high end bakery? You should be able to get all that for under $500.
Post # 9
i knew i wasnt crazy! the idea for the cake looked something like this and the grooms cake was going to be poker themed. she’s good but I’m sure I can get a better deal.
Post # 11
We’re paying $600 for our 3 tiered cake that will feed approx 80. Ours is pricey because we have canoli filling and over 100 hand made and painted fondant leaves.
Post # 12
We’re paying $600 for a four tiered wedding cake as well as a 2 and a half tiered grooms cake that should feed 300.
Post # 13
We paid $480 for one top layer and 60 cup cakes. But it was by one of the best pastry chefs in Adelaide, the chef is from France.
Post # 14
I haven’t priced any bakers myself but I eat lots of cake and ever so often listen in on bridal quotes at my local fave bakery while i’m stuffing my face but anyway I think that is wayyy too much with a discount at that. It looks like you have alot of scroll work and if you’re doing that bird out of sugar then maybe you’re being charged extra for the labor but I would shop around if I were you.
Post # 15
Will it be iced in edible gold leaf? That’s crazy!!
Post # 16
The price seems high, but it doesn’t sound that crazy after seeing your picture. Especially if that bird (and all of it’s tail feathers) are made out of sugar, that is probably a ton of work! But if you just used the picture for inspiration on the scroll design and you’re not doing the bird, then yes it seems way too high.