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Weddings have a certain flare for bringing out the most creative form of artistic and romantic expression.
It is safe to say that some vendors and venues have remained reasonably affordable to the creative bride working within a estimate of cost and the big breakdown .
It is up to the bride and family to determine the hard budget for the BIG DAY and to put the largest percentage towards what they feel is the most important aspect of the wedding to them when all is said and the day is done.
Now remember this price tag nicely presented to you by The Knot Magazine for brides doesn't also include the cost of the honeymoon.
This is also a National average so if you will be getting married and choose a popular destination such as New York or The wine country you might expect to pay more for the venue and other services.
This study is based on 2013 so add $1,000 or so overall.for the upcoming 2015 season.
As for my business www.Michelescornercakes.com my specialty will be to write here about wedding cake prices and give you a little better idea of how it all works.
Judging from the 2013 national average being $546 for your wedding cake, I can say this is a very good standard not high and not low but right in the center. I am guessing this is for a three tier round cake with buttercream frosting as the majority of brides order this type and it is the preferred frosting over the rolled fondant.
Some of the factors to keep in mind when placing your order that will effect the base price of your baker are the details of the overall design exterior, the shape, the intricacy , and different fillings such as fresh fruits.
The cost of wedding cakes range greatly within these categories.
The icing for example from $5.50 per serving for buttercream to $12 for Rolled fondant.
Hand molded flowers or extensive labor intensive filigree or detailed piping will for certain raise the base price.
You might wonder why one baker is so much more or less from another in their price ,it is the simple concept of supply and demand. If a baker is highly accredited and books quickly and early for the year you could expect to pay the premium.
If a baker is beginning a business and is just getting into the public with a few good reviews this could be a great find as long as you trust them and their work.
Some bakers even though highly experienced have a lower base price due to their use of mixes or limiting you to one flavor for your whole wedding cake.
All professional bakers must have a business licence, a commercial kitchen/space to work , health and food safety permits updated on an annual basis as well as be certified to handle food in their county of service, this will always be good cause to pay a higher ticket price as the baker will need to add these costs to the whole package.The fancier the shop/ kitchen the higher the cost to you.
Always keep in mind the Base price is the starting price and each baker will differ.
Delivery ,set up and equipment rental might be added to the final and a %25 to %50 down of the total is customary to book an order to secure a good baker for your day.
Most of all have fun at the tasting but keep in mind your overall cake budget, this will help determine the options available to you for the Big day and final design..
Thank you and as always Boun Appetite!..