Wedding Cake Prices

Decorating By HoHo5 Updated 11 Jun 2011 , 6:14am by KoryAK

HoHo5 Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 3:33pm
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hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys charge per cake slice for you r wedding cakes? thanks for any input! icon_lol.gif

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jason_kraft Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 3:45pm
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Before you can charge for cakes you need to first make sure you can legally sell them...some states require a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen, while others allow home bakers to legally sell their products. Some venues also require you to carry liability insurance if you are delivering a cake there.

Once you are legal, you can set prices based on your costs. For a specific cake, you would determine total cost by adding the cost of the ingredients, labor (# of hours needed to make the cake * your hourly wage), and per-order overhead (insurance, license fees, inspection fees, etc.), then add 20-30% for your profit margin.

Our business is based in CA, which requires us to rent a commercial kitchen, and we typically charge $5-7 per serving depending on the complexity of the design.

heartsnsync Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 5:10pm
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In my area in central North Carolina for wedding cakes most legal home bakeries and commercial bakeries alike charge @ $3.50 - 4.00 per serving for butter cream and $4.50 - 5.00 per serving for fondant. This is for simple decor and minimal butter cream or gum paste work. Anything more extensive is additional. There are a few high end bakeries with well known designers in Raleigh that charge upwards of $8.00 - $10.00 per serving, but that is an exception. HTH

PandaMin77 Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 1:08am
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where would I find out this information in Massachusettes?

CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 1:45am
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Try googling Massachusettes bakeries and look on some of the bakeries' websites. I googled a few and a couple that listed pricing started at $3, $3.50, and $4.75, but most of them didn't list pricing. Or you could try calling some near you and ask what price their wedding cakes start at per slice.

PandaMin77 Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 3:45am
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I meant where would I find out if i had to be licensed?

leah_s Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 4:08am
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There's a Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Business Forum. Or just call your local Health Department.

KoryAK Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 6:14am
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$7.75/serving minimum price

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