Trying to limit the height of your cake when you are having over 100 people does not necessarily reduce your costs, especially if you are looking for a tall, elegant cake. If you need a large cake but try to cut costs by reducing the number of tiers, you could end up with a very short and round (or square) cake because the balance between the height and size of the cake has been lost. Our suggestion would be to reduce the portion sizes that you give to your guests so that you can have the number of tiers that you really want and still have enough cake to go around. More information on this can be found in our article: “How Much Cake Do we Need?”
The amount of decoration you have on your cake will always increase the costs. Not only are you paying for ingredients, use of equipment, tools and other elements, you are paying for a skill that has taken time to acquire and will take time to execute. Techniques such as beautiful real-life sugar flowers and intricate detailing with royal icing will most definitely raise the price.
What is handy is that most cake makers will have a base price for their cakes and this is usually a simple design with ribbon decoration. Although simple, these cakes can be very effective in achieving an elegant and stylish look. You can personalise them with pre-purchased toppers or flowers arranged by your florist. Our base price for a three tier cake to feed 100 people is £545. To have a look at our prices for other styles of cake, click here.
Set-up and Delivery
This is something that I always recommend to couples… Allow your cake maker to deliver and set-up your cake! They will know better than anyone else how your cake should look and if there is any damage during transit, they can fix it on site. It is definitely worth paying extra to have this service, so ensure you factor in this additional cost. The closer your venue is to your baker, the lower your delivery cost is likely to be. If you are in a beautiful venue in the lake district and you’ve hired a cake maker based in Central London, be prepared for those delivery charges.
Upon shopping around, you will probably notice that the average spend for a wedding cake is in the region of £300-£400. We have only covered three main points of what is involved in the cost of your cake, but if there is one thing I want you to take away from this article is that “Good cake isn’t cheap and cheap cake isn’t good!”
If you want to find out the prices of our cakes, please check out or pricing guide or contact us for a specific bespoke design. We would love to hear from you.