What is the cost of a wedding cake by Love from Lila?

The cost of a wedding cake (or celebration cake) will be completely unique to you – how many people you need to serve, the design you pick, the distance I have to travel to deliver and a few other factors. So there isn’t an easy answer.

However, I also understand what it’s like to search for wedding suppliers and be completely blind about pricing. Two suppliers may look the same on paper but be at opposite ends of the price spectrum. So on this page, I’ll try to give you an indication of how much budget you would need to set aside for a Love from Lila wedding cake.

When it comes to working with each couple, I recommend you start by reading my blog post on deciding your wedding cake budget. It will help you to narrow down your budget based on what is important to you about the cake. Once my couples have a realistic range, I will work with them to create their dream cake within that budget. I’m not here to convince you to spend more than you want to, I’m here to help you design the best cake I can for the budget you have. As you view this page, you will start to see what I can do with different budgets.

As I only offer buttercream cakes for a limited period of the year, I’ll stick to talking about semi naked and fondant wedding cakes (the lower and higher end of pricing).

4 Tier Semi Naked Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers - Asian Weddings Surrey - Love from Lila

Cost of a Wedding Cake – Semi Naked

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When you think about how the cost of a wedding cake is calculated, it’s easy to see why a semi naked cake will cost less than a fondant wedding cake. It uses less ingredients and takes less time.

When it comes to choosing your decorations, here are some of the options you might pick, from lowest to highest price: fresh fruit, naturally grown flowers, organically grown flowers, dried flowers, sugar flowers, homemade confectionery (like marshmallows, macarons, praline, nougat). As I’ve said a few times, the more options you choose, the higher the price will be.

To make it as helpful as possible, my starting prices for a few different sizes of cake are below. I’ve assumed that it will be delivered approximately 12 miles away from the Camberley area, with simple decoration (1 or 2 cheaper options). If that’s close to what you’re looking for, then the prices below will be pretty accurate. The more decoration you add on or the further away you would like me to deliver, the more the price will increase:

  • 1 tier for up to 35 people starts from £200
  • 2 tier for up to 70 people starts from £325
  • 3 tier for up to 135 people starts from £450
  • 4 tier for up to 200 people starts from £625

Looking at the semi naked cake sketches here, you can see a very simple design with just one element vs. a much more complicated design with 5-6 elements. For a 3 tier cake to serve 110 people (my most common size), delivered approx. 12 miles from Camberley (covering venues like Aviator, Pennyhill Park, Rivervale Barn, The Elvetham, Northbrook Park, Highfield Park and Millbridge Court), the more simple design would cost around £465 and the more complicated design would cost around £525.

There are of course times when a cake may be priced below those starting/indicative figures, and other times when the price may be higher than this. If you’d like to discuss a budget for your wedding cake, it’s always better to ask. I’ll be honest about what I can achieve for you.

Cost of a Wedding Cake – Fondant

A perfectly executed fondant cake should be a labour of love. Not only do you have to get it baked and stacked, like you would for a semi naked cake, but you also have to cover it with the smoothest coat of ganache and then a smooth coat of fondant. Both of those are premium ingredients, and it takes time (and practice) to make them perfect. Therefore, fondant cakes are more expensive than semi naked wedding cakes.

Your options for decoration also vary, with things like silk flowers, wafer paper decorations, colour and texture effects at the lower end and sugar flowers, hand painted scenes and ornate relief designs at the higher end.

To make it as helpful as possible, my starting prices for a few different sizes of cake are below. I’ve assumed that it will be delivered approximately 12 miles away from the Camberley area, with simple decoration (1 or 2 cheaper options). If that’s close to what you’re looking for, then the prices below will be pretty accurate. The more decoration you add on or the further away you would like me to deliver, the more the price will increase:

  • 1 tier for up to 35 people starts from £265
  • 2 tier for up to 70 people starts from £425
  • 3 tier for up to 135 people starts from £600
  • 4 tier for up to 200 people starts from £825

Looking at the fondant cake designs here, you can see a very simple design with just one fresh flower element vs. a much more intricate design with handmade sugar flowers and a personalised piped monogram. For a 3 tier cake to serve 110 people (my most common size), delivered approx. 12 miles from Camberley (covering venues like Aviator, Pennyhill Park, Rivervale Barn, The Elvetham, Northbrook Park, Highfield Park and Millbridge Court), the more simple design would cost around £615 and the more complicated design would cost around £740.

There are of course times when a cake may be priced below those starting/indicative figures, and other times when the price may be higher than this. If you’d like to discuss a budget for your wedding cake, it’s always better to ask. I’ll be honest about what I can achieve for you.

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