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  • Writer's pictureSenga Dent

How much does a wedding cake cost?

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

When planning a wedding, one of the biggest decisions couples have to make is choosing their wedding cake. But with so many options available, it can be difficult to know how much you should expect to spend. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the factors that may affect cost of a wedding cake.

The first factor that affects the cost of a wedding cake is the size. The number of slices required depends on the number of guests attending the wedding, so the more guests, the larger the cake and the higher the cost. Also how many tiers this is made up from as these take the and preparation will also have an affect.

The second factor that affects the cost of a wedding cake is the design. Wedding cakes come in a variety of designs, from simple and elegant to elaborate and extravagant. A semi naked cake is unlikely to cost the came as a fully iced cake with intimate detail. More intricate designs require more time and skill it takes to create, which means they will cost more.

The third factor that affects the cost of a wedding cake is the ingredients used. Wedding cake designers can use a variety of ingredients, from basic cake mix to high-quality gourmet ingredients like organic butter, farm-fresh eggs, and exotic fruits. The cost of the ingredients used will depend on the quality and availability of the ingredients, with more expensive ingredients leading to a higher overall cost for the cake.

Additionally, delivery and setup fees should also be taken into consideration. These fees may vary based on the distance and complexity of the setup. Most cake designers will charge separately for delivery & setup.

Finally, the location of the wedding can also affect the cost of the cake. Average spend for wedding cakes can vary widely depending on where you live. A cake where I live in East Lothian will most certainly not cost the same as one from a Central London location. However bespoke cakes in general are more expensive than set designs and off the shelf cakes.

In conclusion, the cost of a wedding cake can vary widely depending on the size, design, ingredients, and location of the wedding. To get an accurate estimate of the cost of your wedding cake, it is best to consult with a professional cake designer and provide them with your specific requirements and budget.

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