Wedding Cake Prices & Costs

January 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Wedding Cakes, Wedding Planning

The wedding cake is a big part of the reception, let alone the wedding itself. That said, it’s always a good idea to know where you stand by finding out the average wedding cake prices and what you’ll be expected to pay.



wedding-cakeFirst and foremost, you should realize that most bakeries charge per “slice” rather than per “cake. This system will allow you to easily determine how much the whole cake is going to cost, not to mention how much money you can spare for custom designs and cake icing.

Here is a Rundown of Wedding Cake Prices:

Simple Cake: A simply made cake with just a few decorations, cheap icing, and a basic design will cost about 1 to 2 dollars per slice. If it’s a small wedding with only about 100 or so people, you can spend about $250 to $300 and get a elegant cake that’ll please everyone.

Not-So-Simple Cake: A wedding cake that has multiple tiers, better icing, a nice design, and beautiful decorations will run about $4-7 per slice. If the guest list is long, the total cost will climb quite quickly: $5 per slice multiplied by 500 equals a massive $2500.

Complicated Cake: A 3 or 4 tier cake with the works — tasty icing which won’t bleed, elegant designs, fabulous decorations, etc. — can cost anywhere from $8-12 PER slice. If you’re on a budget, then this is pretty much out of the question. Then again, if it’s a wedding of only about 50 people, you can spend $10 per slice ($500 total) and really dazzle your guests.

3 Easy Ways to Get Lower Wedding Cake Prices

  1. Sacrifice some of the fancy-schmancy designs & decorations to get a lower cost per slice.
  2. Choose a cheap, easy-to-manage icing like butter cream rather than fondant.
  3. Use an online step-by-step guide to bake & design the cake yourself. Rather than paying dollars per slice with a private bakery, you’ll pay just PENNIES!

Now you know exactly what to expect, as well as how to save, when it comes to wedding cakes & wedding cake prices.

For more detailed information about wedding cake prices and to discover great money saving tips & ideas for your wedding, try visiting http://www.Dream-Weddings-on-a-Budget.com. Photo by tracyhunter

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2 Responses to “Wedding Cake Prices & Costs”
  1. Shara Lunn says:

    Hello,
    Your cheap cake pricing is out of wack! You really need to list that as a Wal-Mart/Sam’s cake. Most custom bakers will not even touch sheet cake for under $2.00 a slice now. Prices have risen drastically. Just look at what sugar, butter, and flour cost these days. We absolutely cannot do cakes for $200.00 to $300.00 for a three tier cake and anyone who is is not getting paid unless they are mass producing the cakes at Wal-Mart. Please list your first category as a grocery store cake, or mass produced bakery, that someone will have to self transport. Because to be honest it gets old having to explain to the brides that you speak to with who read these articles the facts of why their cake cost so much because the Bridal Magazine failed to place the real price beside the cake or articles like these that are outdated by 5 years!

  2. Amanda Lee says:

    I make cakes as a hobby, and they are very good. I make the cake and the icing from scratch. I agree with shara Lunn. I bought a 10 pound bag of sugar a few days ago and it was $8.00!! When you are making a cake and icing for 200-300 people you go through way more than a ten pound bag! If someone made a two or three tier cake for 200.00, especially homemade cake I would be in shock! And if you can… leave a message because I will so switch bakers for my wedding!!