Wedding Cake Sizes, Prices, Cutting Charts

Example ROUND Cake Starting Prices

Taxes and delivery not included:

3 tiers:

6" x 9" x 12" tiers = 98 servings = $343

6" x 10" x 14" tiers = 128 servings = $448

8" x 12" x 16" tiers = 180 servings = $630

4 tiers:

6" x 8" x 10" x 12" = 130 servings = $455

6" x 9" x 12" x 14" = 175 servings = $612

6" x 10" x 14" x 18" = 253 servings = $885

8" x 10" x 12" x 14" = 196 servings = $686

5 tiers:

6" x 8" x 10" x 12" x 14" = 208 servings = $728

6" x 10" x 12" x 14" x 16" = 284 servings = $994

6 tiers:

6" x 8" x 10" x 12" x 14" x 16" = 308 slices = $1,078

8" x 10" x 12" x 14" x 16" x 18" = 421 servings = $1473

Example SQUARE Cake Starting Prices

 Taxes and delivery not included:

3 tiers:

6" x 9" x 12" tiers = 122 servings = $427

6" x 10" x 14" tiers = 166 servings = $581

8" x 12" x 16" tiers = 232 servings = $812

4 tiers:

6" x 8" x 10" x 12" = 172 servings = $602

6" x 9" x 12" x 14" = 220 servings = $770

6" x 10" x 14" x 18" = 310 servings = $1.085

8" x 10" x 12" x 14" = 252servings = $882

5 tiers:

6" x 8" x 10" x 12" x 14" = 270 servings = $945

6" x 10" x 12" x 14" x 16" = 366 servings = $1,281

6 tiers:

6" x 8" x 10" x 12" x 14" x 16" = 398 servings = $1,393

8" x 10" x 12" x 14" x 16" x 18" = 524 servings = $1,834

Special Notes for Cupcakes, Cupcake Towers

 Wedding cupcake towers for 100 with tasting & setup begin at $350 minimum plus tax & delivery.  The cupcake stand(s) is/are not included. Many sturdy styles & configurations of stands may be found and purchased online and saved for other uses.  If a smaller quantity is needed, or you are designing your own display, a take-out order may be placed for a small cake and any number of cupcakes by the dozen. 

Cake Cutting Chart

It is difficult to cut cakes precisely by the charts because it is a freehand process, but they are good for understanding how to cut the number of slices calculated for each tier.  There are other methods/layouts for cutting, and although most caterers/planners have their own practiced and preferred methods, the slice sizes are approximately equal at approximately  2" deep x 1" wide x height of the cake tier.

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Wedding Cake Information, Flavors, Minimums

Complete Wedding Cake Service from Design to Delivery

Start with an idea, a theme, a sketch, or a photo of a cake you like (yours or ours).  We will schedule a consultation to taste cake and create together the perfect design to complement the theme and ambiance of your wedding.   As the date approaches, we are here to assist with any additional details. Then when your wedding week arrives,  we will create the cake and (optionally) deliver to your reception table.


We can add cake toppers and fresh flowers (from your florist) at delivery as needed. Please arrange this with us ahead of time.  Handmade gumpaste or buttercream icing flowers are generally already placed on the cake when delivered.


A box for the top tier, and a separate box for leftovers, are left under the cake table at delivery (usually in the kitchen or with the reception planner if the table cloth is not floor length). 



  • Please watch for unattended or active children and pets.


  • Vintage Bakery is not responsible for wedding cakes after delivery. 

Wedding Cake Flavors

Flavors include:

  • Tender White Wedding
  • Red Velvet
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Chocolate Marble
  • Strawberry
  • Carrot
  • Hummingbird
  • Yellow ButterGold™
  • Lemon Pound
  • Almond Pound
  • More

Two traditional cake flavors are included at no extra cost, anywhere in the cake.  Extra charges may apply for premium flavors, more than two flavors in the same wedding cake, for extra-tall cake tiers, and for fondant base icing.   All cakes are made from scratch.  No mixes are used in any of our cakes.  Buttercream icing is also handmade here at the bakery.


We are consistently told at bridal shows that our cakes taste the best at the show, and that the white wedding cake is reminescent of old-fashioned bakeries remembered from childhood.  Fondant cakes are ever popular, and our buttercream-iced cakes are so smooth, they are often mistaken for fondant-covered cakes. 


 Cake samples are complimentary and available only at an in-person consultation or at a bridal show.

Wedding Cake Pricing

Prices are primarily by serving and begin at $3.50 per serving plus tax, dependent upon design, composition and size.


A nonrefundable $200 down payment locks in your date, and the remaining balance is due by 2 weeks before the wedding (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, cash, checks, PayPal, PayPal Me/Vintage Bakery).  Cake quotes are guaranteed for 14 days.


Optionally, an online account can be set up in the "cloud".  Online payments of any amount may be made at your convenience anytime you wish between booking and the due date until the full balance is paid.  


 Delivery fees begin at $49 for Columbia, and depend upon distance from the bakery, Friday delivery during rush hour traffic, logistics such as stairs, grassy yards, elevated stages/platforms, time required to complete designs that must be assembled on-site, and adding decorations that cannot be attached before delivery.  We do  not overcomplicate this or add on charges for every little thing, but these are real delivery considerations for fragile wedding cakes. Typical three-tier and four-tier cakes can usually be delivered fully assembled and ready for placement on the table.


 Cancellations within 60 days of the wedding date are non-refundable.

Cake Stands/Risers/Plateaus

Optional silver or gold cake stands are available for a rental fee plus a refundable deposit.  The deposit is refunded when returned undamaged by Wednesday after the wedding.  A drop-off location for this purpose is available 24/7 with no appointment. (Delegate - instructions and directions are attached underneath.)

 

  • Please assure the cake table is level and sturdy, & table linens and decor are ready for cake placement at the agreed-upon delivery time. 
  • When using cake pedestals with a single column at the base, be sure ahead of time they can support very heavy weight, that the plate is strongly secured to the pedestal (many use a single screw and flimsy materials), and that the base is wide enough to not tip over when cutting (applies pressure to one side). They are generally not recommended for wedding cakes. Vintage Bakery is not responsible for cakes when a pedestal stand is used.

FAQs

So sorry, but we do not offer sugar-free, gluten-free, or dairy-free products at this time.


Will my cake melt in an outdoor summer reception?  We have seen even fondant cakes melt in the shade on 100°F days.  We do not recommend outdoor placement of cakes when the temperature exceeds about 75°F, and have not tested for exact tolerance levels for fondant and buttercream as ingredients vary.  Humidity would also be a factor.  Please note that food colors fade very quickly in direct sun, and this could happen before your reception even starts.


Cake cutting is usually done by the catering or venue staff.  Please coordinate with your planner.


Cake tops & knife/server sets are not included as these are keepsake/decorative items provided by the bride.


Can I taste cake without a consultation?  Cake samples are complimentary and available only at an in-person consultation or at a bridal show.

Minimums

$343 plus tax & optional delivery is the starting cost for a 3-tier round buttercream wedding cake for 98 guests (86 if the top tier is reserved).  

 There is no upper limit


For smaller, intimate weddings of less than 86 guests, a 2-tier cake can be ordered for pickup to save cost. These can be customized and firm quoted from an emailed photo or sketch for convenience.  For full wedding cake service with tasting and delivery, the $343 minimum plus tax and optional delivery applies regardless of the cake size.


 Wedding cupcake towers for 100 with tasting & setup begin at $350 minimum plus tax & optional delivery.  Stand/rack not included.

Wedding Cake Consultation

Schedule Your Consultation or Request an Estimate

Please email any sketches or example photos to Info@VintageBakery.com

For consultations, please give dates/times you are available; we will confirm one back to you.  Consults available Tues/Wed/Thurs & on Sat mornings.  No consults on Fri due to bakery rush.


No need to bring anything, but invitation, patterns, laces, embellishments, iconography, monograms, emblems or other personal touches being used at your wedding will be helpful when we meet. 


Costs and sizes are on our "Wedding Cake Info" page .

Vintage Bakery

409 Ruddy Duck Ct, Blythewood, SC 29016, US

(803) 386-8806

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Sun

Closed

Hold the Date

$200.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

This is to lock in a date. We will verify availability of your wedding date and lock it in for you upon receipt of this $200 down payment.  This amount will fully apply to the cost of your cake. Please enter your name, wedding date and contact info on the next screen. We will contact you asap to confirm receipt and schedule next steps.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Outdoor and tent reception cautions besides rain:  hilly/wobbly/unlevel cake table, strong winds, excessive heat, insects/flies/bees, roaming pets, falling leaves and birds. Vehicles/storage buildings in background of wedding photos. In hot summer temperatures, even fondant cakes soften and melt. Vintage Bakery is not responsible for cakes affected by any of these.


  • Vintage Bakery is not responsible for cakes or deliveries if the venue is not open at the agreed-upon delivery time, or if the cake table/linens are not ready for placement of the cake.  We will proceed to our next deliveries, and attempt re-delivery as soon as another break in the delivery schedule occurs.


  • Limit of liability due to accidents, error or other unforeseen happenings is the cost of the cake. 


  • In the case of emergencies, traffic delays/blockages/detours, flooded/icy or inaccessible roads/bridges, severe weather events, terrorism, blocked or lack of parking, locked or narrow doors/stairs/elevators, unavailable/blocked entrances or elevators, or other unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances en route to or at the venue that prevent delivery of the cake, Vintage Bakery is not responsible.  


  • Inexpensive wedding/event insurance is available from companies such as WedSafe that reimburse the cost of  event emergencies, accidents, cancellations or postponements.  Most property insurance companies can refer you to reliable sources for this coverage, which we understand is fairly inexpensive.


  • Vintage Bakery is not responsible for cakes after delivery.  Please watch especially for unattended/active children and pets.