I met with a bakery in Ontario yesterday to discuss wedding cake and the price I was quoted absolutely SHOCKED me. The cake we envisioned is very simple, two tiers, 8" with 6" on top. Ombre buttercream icing with piped buttercream lilacs, we have our own topper.
We wanted a smaller cake since we have a dessert table and decided to only have the cake for the traditional cake cutting moment and saving the top tier. The baker told us this cake would only feed 40 people.
She quoted us $458.00 for this cake BEFORE TAXES. Is this ridiculous, or did I just have unrealistic expectations going into this meeting? I have never ordered a cake before, so I'm not really sure the cost for something custom made.
Should I get another quote elsewhere, or is this pretty average?