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How much to budget for a wedding cake in 2024?

The cost of a wedding cake in the UK can vary widely depending on factors such as the size, design, complexity, and the baker you choose. On average, however, wedding cakes in the UK can range from £200 to £1,000 or more. Simple and smaller cakes may be on the lower end of the scale, while larger and more intricate designs with multiple tiers, intricate decorations, and special flavors can be on the higher end. Wedding cake prices can also be influenced by the location and the overall cost of living in a particular area. The cheapest one tier wedding cake from Hajni's Homemade Cakes is £200 including some flower decoration.


It's essential to discuss your specific requirements and preferences with the baker to get an accurate quote. Factors like the number of servings, the choice of flavors, and the intricacy of the design will all contribute to the final cost. Additionally, bakers charge extra for delivery and set-up at the wedding venue. One and two tier cakes can be collected by clients from Hajni's Homamde Cakes however I insist on delivering three or more tiers myself.


Strategies to consider for your wedding cake budget


Here are some of my helpful tips if you're looking to save money on your wedding cake:



Beautiful wedding cake styles to suit your budget
Beautiful wedding cake styles to suit your budget 2024

1. Opt for a Smaller Size:

Choose a smaller tiered cake. The number of servings is directly related to the size of the cake, so reducing the size can help cut costs.


2. Sheet Cakes:

Consider ordering a smaller, decorative tiered cake for display and cutting, and then supplement with sheet cakes in the back that can be cut and served to guests. Sheet cakes are generally less expensive per serving than tiered cakes.


3. Simple Design:

Opt for a simpler design that requires less intricate decorations. Intricate details and fondant work can significantly increase the cost of a wedding cake. Just imagine a semi-naked cake with an oversized saten bow in your colour-scheme. Effortless, sleek elegance.


4. Buttercream Frosting:

Choose buttercream frosting over fondant. Buttercream is often less expensive and can be just as delicious. Talking about buttercream... have you tried Hajni's Homemade Cakes' luxurious Swiss meringue buttercream yet?


5. Limit Flavors:

Limiting the number of flavors in your cake can help reduce costs. Each flavor often comes with an additional cost, so sticking to one or two flavors can be more economical. Well if you think I'm the right cake maker for you you are in luck bacause at Hajni's Homamade Cakes there is no extra charge for any of the flavours.


6. Decorate your cake

Decorating a wedding cake yourself can be a creative and cost-effective way to personalize your celebration. Consider a simple personalized cake topper that adds a special touch. Fresh, or fake flowers that you order from the florist supplying your venue will reduce the cost as well.


7. Be creative with the cake display

Cake stands can be expensive to buy but most venues provide them. However if you find they are not quite to your liking or they don't match your theme here are some affordable and creative alternatives for a wedding cake stand.

DIY Wood Slice Stand with a coat of paint or varnish to match your wedding theme. Apart from rustic and woodland themes these kinds of stands can fit a lot of wedding styles

Vintage Books Stacked in various sizes can create a unique and eclectic cake stand. Consider covering the books with coordinating fabric or lace for a polished look.

Galvanized tubs or wooden crates stacked can create a rustic and industrial-style cake display. You can decorate the tubs or crates with flowers, ribbons, or fabric.



Last but not least remember to communicate your budget and preferences clearly with your baker to find a solution that works for both parties. They may be able to provide additional suggestions based on your specific needs and budget constraints.


Hope today's blog was helpful. I'd love to hear which idea you're going to use in your wedding preparations.




Happy wedding planning,

Hajni

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