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What do Wedding cakes typically cost in NYC

The cost of a wedding cake in New York City can vary greatly depending on various factors such as the size, design complexity, ingredients, and the bakery you choose. On average, wedding cakes in New York City can range anywhere from $7 to $20 per slice. However, it's important to note that this is just an estimate, and prices can be higher or lower depending on your specific requirements.

Additionally, certain high-end bakeries or specialty cake designers may charge significantly more for their services, especially if you're looking for custom designs or intricate decorations. It's always recommended to contact local bakeries or cake designers directly to get accurate and up-to-date pricing based on your specific preferences and guest count.

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Make sure to check what the bakery has to offer as services. For example at A LOVE FOR CAKES we do not charge for consultations and are happy to give advice about cost and design in person, over the phone or via email. We also do not charge extra for having multiple cake flavors for tiered cakes.

Also don’t forget to ask about extra costs, like delivery services or set up fees, if needed. These services typically do not come free of charge.

How to save money on your wedding cake

Saving money on a wedding cake can be achieved through a few strategies. Here are some tips to help you reduce costs without compromising on the overall quality and appearance of your wedding cake:

Set a budget: Determine how much you are willing to spend on the wedding cake. Having a clear budget in mind will help you make informed decisions and prioritize your expenses.

Simplify the design: Intricate designs and elaborate decorations can significantly increase the cost of a wedding cake.

Opt for a simpler design that still complements your wedding theme but requires less time and effort to create.

Choose a smaller size: The size of the cake directly impacts its cost. Consider having a smaller tiered cake for display and a larger sheet cake or cupcakes to make up for the rest of the servings. This way, you can have an impressive centerpiece while keeping costs down.

Opt for buttercream frosting: Fondant is typically more expensive than buttercream frosting. Selecting buttercream as the primary frosting can help reduce costs while still providing a visually appealing cake.

Be open with your baker: Discuss your budget openly with the baker and ask for suggestions on cost-saving measures. Here at A LOVE FOR CAKES, we will always try our best to accommodate your budget and offer solutions to help you still get the cake of your dreams for your big day.

Remember, it's important to find a balance between your budget and your expectations for your wedding cake. A 6 tier wedding cake extravaganza will not be possible to achieve on a budget for 50 guests. Bearing that in mind will save from disappointment. There are beautiful solutions for most budgets and a conversation with a professional will clarify the options.

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