How Much Does a Wedding Cake Cost?
How much does a wedding cake cost? What about a dessert buffet or a groom’s cake? Do I really need a five tier wedding cake?
Like everything else, the cost of your wedding cake depends on your guest count. Professional wedding cake bakeries in the Triangle Area are averaging around $6 per slice – but that number can go up to as high as $12 per slice for cakes with intricate fondant designs. The average wedding cake price in the U.S. is $500, with most couples spending somewhere between $300 and $700. One easy budget hack is to talk to your baker about presenting a smaller cake for the cutting and a sheet cake in the back for the caterers to serve. This strategy works best with a dessert buffet – otherwise your small wedding cake might look a little lonely!
All of our recommend cake vendors can bake a multitude of sweet treats ranging from chocolate eclairs all the way to macaron towers. Explore your options, come up with a vision, and your baker is sure to deliver!