It seems a lot of my friends are getting engaged and married lately. Darn, that makes me feel old lol One question you might ask if you’re planning a wedding is how much money to spend on a cake So here’s a budgeting guide for wedding cakes.
Some people over estimate how much cake they actually need. This often leads to a lot of it being left over. Proper planning can reduce wasted food and money From what I’ve heard the general rule is each finger slice of cake can cost between $2 to $5. This is for a typical buttercream or fondant wedding cake with vanilla icing. However larger cakes with 3 more more tiers can cost up to $8 per slice because stacking becomes more difficult and more work goes into transportation. So make sure to budget accordingly to avoid walking on thin icing later
To give a rough estimate using the numbers above, a wedding cake for a small reception of 25 people should cost around $150. A cake for 100 would be about $500. And for 200 people it would be $1,200. Simply extrapolate these numbers if you gateau-ver 200 guests These estimates will get you a pretty decent cake and should be enough for most couples.
However there is always a range of options you can choose from, so ask around and sponge off your friends for ideas High end specialty cake makers that can add exotic ingredients or wedge in additional services can charge $10/slice or more. The cake at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 was $80,000, and looked absolutely stunning!