(Closed) You want how much?!?!?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 46
98 posts
Worker bee

Some stop & shop locations make weddings cakes. We are getting our two tier cake that feeds about 60 people for $170. Many designs you can choose from too!!

Post # 47
3324 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’ve only gotten one quote so far, buttercream was $4 pp and fondant was $5.50 pp. So $400-$550 for 100 people. I am now getting more quotes, because I really don’t want to spend THAT much on a cake! I don’t even like cake lol.

Post # 48
11532 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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redmango :  As I recall, the situation with my venue wasn’t because the venue itself required that the cake be made in a licensed, commercial kitchen but, rather, the county in which I was married did or it was a state regulation. I can’t recall which it was, but I’m pretty sure that it was a jurisdictional issue.

Also, I need to correct my prior post (including my dollar sign typo next to the number of guests, lol.) We actually had about 150 people, not 125.

Post # 49
252 posts
Helper bee

We’re baking our own bundt cakes and it will cost about $50 for 120 servings (including the cost of the pans and ingredients). The bundt cakes are cute and don’t require any fancy decorating skills. They also do really well in the freezer so they’re the perfect DIY cake. 

Post # 50
2876 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I work at the only legit bakery in my area and we usually charge around $120-$150 for two tier cakes that feed 60 people. $700 is outrageous especially when you are behind the scenes and really know how much ingredients cost. 

Post # 51
539 posts
Busy bee

Our cake cost $4-ish per slice in 2004 (including delivery and setup fees).  It was a relatively simple two-tier affair, tiramisu and strawberry Grand Marnier, covered in rolled white chocolate with eleventy gazillion marzipan fruit and leaves.  It was, simply put, one of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten.

I also make tiered cakes as a side gig, & the amount of effort that goes into their construction is, sadly, underestimated.    All of the custom sugarwork, piping, painting, draping, etc., etc. takes a freaking lot of time.  When everything is said & done, I don’t want to charge less than the minimum wage for my work.

Lastly, I would question bakers in your area who charge much less than others for a similar cake design.  If you’re certain in the quality of their work (in other words, you’ve seen the finished goods from previous weddings & are sure that they aren’t simply stealing other bakeries’ pictures and claiming them as their own), they might be using lower-quality materials – ready-made fondant and sugar paste instead of hand-mixed, Crisco instead of butter (or even high-ratio shortening) in their buttercream, American buttercream technique instead of Swiss, etc., etc.    You may not see the difference, but you will definitely taste it.

Post # 52
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - City, State

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shortbridetobe :  we went to a regular bakery and got 2 cakes (40-50 portion each) for $160 (delivery included!). It was a Tres leche cake (one of my favorite) and our guests are still raving about it!

Post # 53
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

Insane. Insane. Insane. We are getting two sheet cakes from Costco, which cost $19 each. The caterer will cut them into pieces and serve some berries and/or ice cream with them. I cannot think of a bigger waste of money than wedding cake. Except diamonds. 😉

Post # 54
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

A lot of people swear by grocery store cakes, especially Costo. I’ve heard of doing a small layered cake for the cake cutting pictures and then serving sheet cake (the same as the layered cake, just in a different format) that’s cut and plated in the kitchen.

Post # 55
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Ours was 400 I think for 200 people. We had a smaller cutting cake that served 75 and then sheet cakes for everyone else! It was perfect.

Try shopping around- we went to one bakery and they quoted us 600, which we were willing to pay, but then a $400 delivery fee (the venue was 15 miles away). Absolute insanity!!!

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