Did you go with a simple cake or a more detailed design? Was there is a reason why you choose one over the other? If so, what was the reason?
I ask because I emailed our bakery early today, now that we are almost 6 month out they want to know what cake we want, design, etc. Pretty much the base price is $2 per serving, and then increases as you add layers (which are different from tiers) and design. So my initial thought was keep it simple and cost lower. Go with a basic design and they will add this gold stuff (pictured) for only $50. But if we get designs we are looking at $100-$150 per tier for more detail. But I'd like to survey what others did.