How Do You Price a Wedding Cake?


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A wedding cake is priced by the slice, and it typically runs from $1.50 to $12 a slice, as of 2015. The more complicated the cake is, the more a cake costs.

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How Do You Price a Wedding Cake?
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Buttercream icing is typically cheaper than fondant icing and elaborate shapes and detailing also raise the price. In an effort to save money, experts suggest that couples order half of what is needed. For instance, if there are 300 guests invited, it is best to order a wedding cake for 150 people, and offer half servings instead of full servings. Another way to save money on the price of a wedding cake is to buy an elaborate cake on a small scale, and then add a sheet cake made of the same flavor. The sheet cake is cut in the kitchen and served to guests.

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