Emma
Just Said Yes February 2020

Average cake/dessert budget

Emma, on August 22, 2019 at 2:16 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 10
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I have no clue how to budget for a cake/dessert. I know we want to do cupcakes which average $2 to $5 each. But I'm looking to also add a small cake to cut. What's an average price or reasonable price for one?

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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    I think we got an amazing deal on a one tier cake to cut and 4 dozen cupcakes. The total was $175. We have since decided to add another dozen so I'll be paying a bit more but still, totally reasonable in my opinion.

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  • Emma
    Just Said Yes February 2020
    Emma ·
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    Thank you so much! This so helps!
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  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy ·
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    A lot will depend on your area, and whether you go with a specialty bakery, a grocery store, Wal-Mart, etc.

    We are going with just a one-tier cake for the cutting ceremony, and then a dessert table. I am going to bake and decorate the small cake myself, as I do a lot of baking, and this is an easy way to save money.

    We haven't picked our dessert person yet, but plan to spend up to $750 on the desserts.

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    We went with a local bakery. We got a small 2 tier cake (8in and 6in tiers) for $165 and cake squares for our guests (180 servings) for about $200. We also had to pay a delivery fee for them to deliver it to our venue. It was about $450 total.

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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
    Sara ·
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    We're getting cupcakes from a local cupcake shop (prices range from $30 - $36 per dozen) and adding on a 6" cutting cake for $30. Our cost for 9 dozen cupcakes, the cutting cake, delivery and setup, and use of their cake stands is just under $560.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    We spent $1,000ish for 125 people for a mini dessert bar. That was cheaper than cake, which was a minimum of $5.75 per serving.

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  • Katie
    Super November 2019
    Katie ·
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    We ordered a 3 tierd cake to feed 100 people and it is $350 and that's with each layer being a different flavor
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  • Toni
    Expert January 2020
    Toni ·
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    If you have a local grocery store I would check with them! We did ours from Albertsons (not sure if you have one of those) but we got a 6” cake to cut and 48 cupcakes of various types for $50 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez ·
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    I want to say I paid $690 for 100 pink chocolate covered strawberries/ 100 pink chocolate covered rice krispy treats, and a 3 tier cake Smiley smile

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    My local area had a small cake to cut for $65 and cupcakes starting price was $1.50 each, it would be more for decorations though. We didn’t go this route because we chose a tiered cake but the price was a big consideration!
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