Our cakes range from $4.00 to $15.00 per serving; however most of our customers seem to choose cake designs which fall within the $4.50 to $7.50 price range. If you have a guest list exceeding 100 people, we can make a smaller cake to serve 100 people with supplemental sheet cakes priced at $3.00 per serving. These are undecorated but filled and frosted to match the main cake.
Couples with more intimate weddings of between 15 to 20 quests sometimes prefer mini cakes or cupcakes over one large main cake. Single tier mini’s are generally priced between $7.00-$10.00 each, 2 tier mini’s between $10.00-$15.00 each, however these prices can fluctuate depending upon complexity of design. Cupcakes are priced from $3.00-$4.00.
A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is required once you have finalized your booking with us and will be deducted from your final bill. We recommend that wedding cakes be booked no less than two months in advance of your reception date.
For event cakes or unusual cakes we tend to price on a project basis. This is often due to the extreme customization of the cake either in its shape, size, and degree of detail or all of these factors.
To help you understand cake pricing we have created a list of criteria which contribute to an increase in a cakes’ price: sugar paste flowers, iridescent dustings, intricate piped / hand painted art work, multiple color matching, multiple custom shape cut outs in sugarpaste, sugarpaste bows, chocolate shells, custom cake shape construction and offset tiers, hand made sugar paste figurines or objects.
To help you visualize this pricing you can view the following cakes on our gallery; cake photo 0713 priced at $3.75 per serving, 0703 priced at $5.00 per serving & 0748 priced at $9.00 per serving.
If you would like a quote on a cake there is a strict list of criteria we must have in order to help you with an accurate quote. If you are unable to supply us with this information, unfortunately we will not be able to respond to your request.
- How many does the cake need to serve?
- Basic design description and decoration desired? Where possible email us a picture of a similar cake.
- Date & time cake is needed?
- Delivery address including zip code or if you will collect? Cake collection is not applicable to wedding cakes over a single tier or large event cakes.
Cake Serving Sizes
The traditional wedding serving size is a one by two inch slice and our cakes are sized accordingly with the top tier counted as being served, unless you specifically request otherwise. Should you desire a larger server slice please advise us at the time of your consultation. Below is a guide to cake sizes and servings using round and square pans only.
|Cake Size (in)||Servings if Round Cake||Servings if Square Cake|
Cake Set Up
A normal cake set-up can take anywhere from 15-40 minutes and is normally done by the cake designer to ensure correct results, this is all part of Sweet Traders personalized service for you. For cupcake towers however, there is a $10.00 set up fee. During the busy wedding season time is precious, and although rare indeed, if we are forced to stay over 40 minutes through no fault of own, (cake table not ready, cake flowers not arrived etc.) an additional fee of $20.00 will be added to your bill.
Silver cake plateau’s can often be used to add height to a cake or simply enhance the overall look. They come in round or square shapes of differing sizes and are on average 7 inches in height.
Clear acrylic tube stands also serve the same purpose but are a more modern addition to the cake stand family. Our stands have a removable top so the tubes may be filled with a variety of items that take your fancy, sand and seashells, real or imitation rose petals, flowers even colored organza. They come in varying heights to help imitate the traditional tier look.
There is $25.00 rental on cake plateaus and acrylic stands and a refundable deposit of $200.00 to ensure their safe return home. Stands should be returned 2 weeks after your reception date, unless otherwise negotiated at the time of your cake consultation.
Each cake has its own set of separating plates, pillars (whether visible or not) and a base board. A refundable deposit of $30.00 is also required for their safe return home.
Our cakes are so tasty the guests go back for seconds, however on the rare occasion there are leftovers, we supply cake boxes for you to take your cake home at no extra charge.