Wedding Cake Pricing Factors That You Should Know

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Points to be kept in mind while choosing a cake for the wedding

The tradition of arranging wedding cake for any Christian wedding ceremony has been going on for decades. It sets the platform for the rest of the reception to enjoy their evening. Not to mention, the value and meaning it adds to the ambiance is fantastic!

The price of a cake varies based on the size, color, style, ingredients used. However, in the United States, an average couple is willing to spend around $400 to $600 on a bridal cake. But a very few couples would go for a cake worth more than $1000. Considering its importance in a wedding ceremony, the price of the wedding cake must be within your budget.

If you are looking for a head start to the wedding planning, ticking off the cake arrangement from the to-do bucket list before anything else, should be your utmost priority.

Hurray! The cake is coming up. Make sure every guest gets to enjoy the sweet delicacy!


What determines the price of a wedding cake?

Attention lies in detail! Various factors contribute to the cost of any wedding cake. Here are some of the factors we have noted down for you to go through:

The size of the cake that you want to order generally depends on the number of guests invited to the wedding. If the wedding is quite low-profile, then you might order for a cake priced between $300 to $500, but if you have invited the whole locality for the wedding, then go for a cake priced more than $500.

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Looks like you want your cake to be fancy! Innovative floral designs, colored sugar-flowers, additional fondant, and sparkling candles are the things with which you can design your cake. In that case, estimate a budget for an above-average cake price.

Or if you believe in simplicity, then a bride cake with minimum details won’t cost you more than $400.

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Ordering for usual bride cake flavors like chocolate, vanilla, caramel or lemon won’t be a headache for you. But if you want anything exquisite like Hazelnut Praline or Tuxedo Torte, it will only burden your pocket!

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The cost of a cake also depends on the ones who have set the price! If you have ordered your cake from one of the high-end bakeries of your city, make sure you have the budget for it.

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Wedding cakes can be different based on the month of the wedding. If the wedding is in the summer holidays, you might opt for a fondant cake (sugar paste icing) considering its durability under the heating atmosphere. But if the wedding is about to take place in November or December, then buttercream layered cake would be the best option. A fondant cake costs more than a buttercream cake, but the latter seems to be more delicious!

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You just finalized your wedding guest list and observed that most of them age above 50. Older people won’t like too much frosting on their cake. In that case, you can order something simple and less fancy.

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When to order a wedding cake?

As they say, never leave your tasks for tomorrow! You have the grand wedding coming up, so it’s always advisable that you start looking for bakers. Book your bride cake around 4-6 months before the wedding because they will be a lot cheaper and you will get an ample amount of time to select a flavor for the cake.

Also, check on some bakers before deciding on whom to assign to the job of preparing the wedding cake.

Things you should ask the Baker

Make sure you do not forget to ask your baker, these relevant questions about the wedding cake when you visit their store, the next time.


  • Whether you have to pay any additional charge for cake-tasting, or not?
  • Describe the design style you want your cake to be.
  • Ask for a brochure for some bride cake photos.
  • Mention if you want your cake to be eggless, or not.
  • Discuss the dates by which you want to be delivered.
  • Whether the bakery charges any delivery fees, or not?
  • What are the other types of dessert they offer, apart from the cakes?
  • An estimated price for the type of cake you want to purchase?

Best Flavors for Weddings!

To save some of your precious time, we have mentioned below some of the most common cake flavors, you can arrange for the wedding ceremony.

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Salted Caramel
  • Caramel Apple
  • Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
  • Lemon Berry
  • Hazelnut Praline
  • Oreo and cream
  • Strawberries and cream
  • Cafe Latte


Now that you know everything about the price of a wedding cake, we hope you can select one for your favorite couple’s wedding. We wish you the best of luck!

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