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How much did you spend on your wedding cake?

Re: How much did you spend on your wedding cake?

  • edited December 2011

    I am doing a 5 tier cake where only the top ties is real, then sheet cakes, all fondant and snowkflake pieces on it.  I think it is going to be able $350 total

  • edited December 2011

    Im making it myself, I'm a cake decorator, and I KNOW how expensive they are!
    crazy expensive.
    for basic buttercreme frosting they start out at $3.00 per serving, and if you want fondant it starts out at $5.00 per serving.
    And wedding cakes serve way more cake then typical, so a small 6" and 8" 2 tiered cake serves like 36 people! so minimum $108-$180

  • edited December 2011
    ours was included in our wedding package with the hotel we are using
  • twilight.rosetwilight.rose member
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    edited December 2011
    I believe my final cost was $1,200 for about 200 people.
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  • edited December 2011
    About $500 for 100 servings.
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  • edited December 2011
    4.50 a slice
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  • edited December 2011
    We're doing a 4 tiered square cake with buttercream icing and fondant details.  The total for 300 people is about $1200 and includes the rhinestone monogram on top.
  • Heather8505Heather8505 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ours is a three tier and a square groom's cake for $500...serves around 175 if I remember right.  Our other quote was $800 for just the wedding cake and the one we are using tastes so much better.
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  • edited December 2011
    Okay.  Let me think. 

    We have a wedding cake and a grooms cake. 

    The wedding cake is two layers round (16 inch, and 12, inch).  The top layer is real.  The bottom is fake.  The whole thing is iced with fondant and decorated with sugar flowers.  We have enough sheet cake in the back (same flavors, same bakery) for the top layer and sheet cakes to cover 90 guests.  

    The grooms cake is just 1 16 inch round layer with fondant and sugar "decorations" (things that matter to FI).  There are sheet cakes in the back (same flavor, same baker) to serve 90 guests.

    For both cakes it was 550.   We saved 200 by doing the fake layer of the wedding cake and the sheet cake supplements. 
  • asialee2asialee2 member
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    edited December 2011
    We are paying 515 to feed 100 people.  
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  • jess9802jess9802 member
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    edited December 2011
    It's going to be $162 for a two tier cake that serves 50 people.
  • edited December 2011
    We actually just tasted/ordered/paid for ours today!

    It came out to $229.25 for a three-tier cake (6", 8" and 10"), all different flavors/fillings, for 96 people, including the $20 deliver charge.

    We may add an extra 1/4 sheet cake for $17, if more people RSVP than anticipated.
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  • fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011
    $795 for 4 tiers, buttercream with fillings.  Can't remember what it was supposed to feed but it was huge.  We brought home an entire tier.  Looking back, it probably should have been 3-tier and more in the $600 range for our guest size of 110.
  • sarabellamsarabellam member
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    edited December 2011
    Around $40 for 50 servings. 3 tiers, homemade fondant covered, bottom tier Belgian chocolate truffle (gluten free). I made it myself, so that kept down the costs.
  • leahkateleahkate member
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    edited December 2011
    4 tiers, 150 servings, vanilla cake with buttercream icing, no filling was $150.00. It was made by a lady who does cakes on the side, so that's why it was cheaper. But it was delicious. And she made my FI a chocolate sheet cake decorated like a pool table for free!
  • edited December 2011
    we spent $800 for a 4 tier cake that serves 150 or so. (maybe closer to 200)

    but it's a really elaborate cake. The handmade edible seashells etc was what drove the price up
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  • HippinhipsterHippinhipster member
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    edited December 2011
    I make cakes so I'm doing my own... so about $125 for ingredients and will serve about 250 people. I'm doing buttercream... I don't care for fondant. Fondant does cost a little more... what you're really pay for though is the time your baker is putting into the cake so if you choice a simple design it will be much less expensive then an elaborate one.
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  • edited December 2011
    $710 total; 3-tiers + 1 sheet to feed 170 people.

  • alliesonoalliesono member
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    edited December 2011
    We spent $500 for a 4-tiered cake feeding 160 people. It's got a different flavor for each tier, and will have white ganache frosting and sugar paste flowers on it.
  • angelsong21angelsong21 member
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    edited December 2011
    Just found ours today!  It will be $475 for a 4 tier bride's cake that feeds 115 and a 2 tier groom's cake that feeds 75.
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  • edited December 2011
    I will have a lot of extra cake but I'd rather had extra than not enough :) I got a 3 tiered buttercream cake with fillings and a half sheet cake for the groom's cake. I think the total was about $650
  • ShayonaHShayonaH member
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    edited December 2011
    $175 for 200 servings :)
  • rencontrezmoirencontrezmoi member
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    edited December 2011
    $320 total, including a three tier cake that serves 75 (with each tier being a different flavor and having different fillings) and a half sheet cake from Costco that serves 50.
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  • FaithCaitlinFaithCaitlin member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm getting ours from our local grocery store-- they do great work and they're yummy!

    I believe for 90 people it will be about $300.

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  • skylarjo04skylarjo04 member
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    edited December 2011
    $150 for 4 tiers feeding 150 people! Got a really great deal!!
  • elise9832elise9832 member
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    edited December 2011
    $138 for a three tier cake that served 138 guests, so $1 per slice. I got it from Walmart! Their designs are on the simpler side but pretty, and everyone loved the cake. They had no idea. It was delicious.
  • edited December 2011
    Our budget is 300 dollars. we may go with the Walmart cake then get a sheet cake for extra's

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