What is the Cost of a Wedding Cake?

How much will my wedding cake cost is a question on the minds of many couples when they begin their search for a cake maker. It’s for good reason as many of us know that wedding cakes are not cheap! Whilst this is a reasonable question to ask, the answer isn’t always as clear cut as you would think. One reason is that different styles of cake will produce varying costs. Each cake maker takes into account the cake size, ingredients, and time (to name just a few) and decide on what their prices will be. 

In this blog I will highlight 3 main areas that will affect your wedding cake costs.

Size

In this instance size matters. A large guest list = more cake = more ingredients = more time (you get the point). The size of your cake will definitely have an impact on it’s cost. If you have invited a large crowd but want to keep costs down, you can reduce the portion size. By doing this, you can have the number of tiers that you really want and still have enough cake to go around.

Design

The amount of decoration you choose for your cake will affect the cost. Not only are you paying for ingredients, tools and other elements, you are also 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 royal icing detail will most definitely increase the price.

Most cake makers will have a base price for their cakes which is usually a simple design with ribbon decoration. Although simple, these cakes can be very effective in achieving an elegant look. You can personalise them with cake toppers or fresh flowers.

Set-up and Delivery

This is often an additional cost but well worth it. Your cake maker will know how your cake should look and if any damage occurs during transit, they can fix it on site. It is definitely worth paying extra to have this service, so ensure you factor this in. The closer your venue is to your cake maker, the lower your delivery cost is likely to be. If you have booked a beautiful venue in the Lake District but hired a cake maker in Central London, expect high delivery charges.

The current minimum charge for a 3 tier Semi-naked/ Buttercream wedding cake design is from £550. However, if your heart is set on something more detailed, you can expect to pay anything between £700 to £1000+

So, the answer to ‘what is the cost of a wedding cake?’ is… how much are you willing to spend?

If there is one thing I want you to take away from this blog is to remember that “Good cake isn’t cheap and cheap cake isn’t good!”

To find out more about how much your cake will cost please get in contact by completing the contact form.

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deidre j
2023-10-01
It was a pleasure working with Bianca to create our wedding cake for the day. She took an enormous amount of time and effort to ensure she was delivering exactly what we were looking for. She's extremely professional, kind and overall joy to work with. The cake was immaculately put together and got set up on the day with the utmost care. Bianca ensures that the couple does not have any stress and works directly with the venue/coordinator for delivery and set up. All you need to do is share what you're looking for and Bianca delivers 10/10.
Olivia
2023-09-19
Bianca was amazing, aside from the cake being beautiful and SO delicious, she was an amazing supplier as she just handled everything herself such as communicating with the venue and getting the cake set up there. I had zero organising to do on that front, which trust me when you get to that stage is EXACTLY what you need from a supplier! She was amazing, can't recommend highly enough.
Anthoulla Nicolaides
2022-10-30
Our experience with Beez cakes was amazing, very friendly and professional. From beginning to end the communication was great, we always felt that Bianca was looking after us. On the day the cake looked incredible, it was beautifully moist & had delicious flavours of chocolate and vanilla. We had lots of compliments about it afterwards. A huge thank you to Bianca and her team, we would recommend them 100%. A&M ❤️
Aaron
2021-09-13
Perfect cake for our wedding, loved the Raspberry and White Chocolate flavour! Bianca was great to work with - so professional and friendly.
James Gillard
2021-08-30
Beez Cakes provided our wedding cake in May 2021. The sample cakes were the best we tried, and the cake on the day exceeded expectations. The service provided was brilliant - really responsive and accommodating to our needs, and made for an all-round great experience. Would definitely recommend
Natasha Hoare
2021-08-09
Myself and my now husband! wanted to use independent suppliers for our wedding especially during the covid pandemic. When I found Bianca from Beez Cakes I knew she was the cake artist I wanted. Bianca was easy to contact and also sent us some cake samples because we weren’t able to meet face to face. Then we had a phone call and talked about what we wanted and what flavours. When our cake arrived on our special day, it was exactly what we wanted. I would recommend Beez Cakes to everyone looking at getting a cake for any occasion! Thank you Bianca!!!
Shahira
2021-07-29
Had our wedding cake done by Bianca and the it was amazing! She was very friendly and professional. Very impressed with the quality and taste of the cake. Would recommend you purchase a sample box to get an idea of what she offers, and they all taste amazing! Would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants a lovely cake for any occassion! :)
Emma Black
2021-02-18
Beez Cakes are absolutely stunning (and delicious)! The packaging and presentation is wonderful and the customer service is outstanding, I couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you Bianca
bamboochef
2020-09-15
Great service ordering a gift box of 8 arty cakeiscles for an arty loved one in these “covidious” times. The recipient loved the gift and devoured the cakiscles almost immediately. Thanks Bianca!!

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