Linda
Devoted June 2010

how much is too much for a wedding cake??

Linda, on February 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM Posted in Planning 0 10
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For maybe 50-100 people..i dont want to pay too much and i dont know what the average cost is....

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  • Lidia
    Dedicated April 2009
    Lidia ·
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    Hi Linda!

    I think you can get an idea of average cost if you go to a few bakeries and ask for tastings. At least the places that we have been to, they charge in a per serving basis. Also it depends the design of the cake too.

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  • dogluver315
    Dedicated January 2010
    dogluver315 ·
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    Have fun with this!! My FH and I are going to about 7 different bakeries because they give free tastings when you meet with them the first time. We're definitely enjoying this part of the planning. Cost can be anything you want it to be. The cost depends on your icing choice, fondant or buttercream, the shape of the cakes (squares and hearts are more than circular cakes - or so I've been told) and the decorations on the cake. Most places here in Tampa, FL run $3-5 a slice. For my first quote, I requested a 3 tier circular cake with buttercream and roses around the base of each tier. It's simple but very elegant. We're expecting about 120. I had the tiered cake for 100 but then requested a groom's cake for 40 (it's a half sheet cake) and it's much less expensive. A larger 3 tier cake only was $600 but for a smaller 3 tier cake and sheet cake, it was $465.

    My sister did a smaller cake and then did a very large sheet cake and each piece had their initial on it.

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  • Linda
    Devoted June 2010
    Linda ·
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    Thank you so much for the info! My mom lives in Tampa! I want a 3 teir circular cake with pink gerbera daisies on it...not sure how exactly i want the daisies decorated on there yet..

    Again, thank you both so much for responding! Smiley smile I was in the dark about EVERYTHING! Im so glad i found this website!

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  • QuickCare Events
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    Normally, custom designed wedding cakes will run about $5/piece.

    I have a wonderful deal through Alessi Bakery $3.50/piece,well known establishment here in Tampa.

    If you are interested in meeting with my baker, please give me a call.

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  • Labor Day 2010 Bride
    Devoted September 2010
    Labor Day 2010 Bride ·
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    I guess i must be lucky, my cake will be 4-5 tiers for 175. Each tier will be a different flavor and fillings. I t will cost me no more than $375.

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  • Linda
    Devoted June 2010
    Linda ·
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    Wow! thats amazing! i live in beaumont, and i dont think im going to find a good deal like that! Thats awesome and very affordable!

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  • C
    Dedicated June 2009
    countdown is on ·
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    I ordered a cake from a family owned bakery in my hometown. I was going to go with the big bakery company but thay were asking 600.00 to feed up to 100 ppl so with going with family owned and just as good may i add i paid 185. If u have this option i would ck it out

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  • going2thechapel
    Dedicated April 2009
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    We are ordering just a 2 tier cake for the ceremony and providing sheet cake for everyone else. My two tier cake is costing me about $60 due to the fact that I have a coworker doing it for me.

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