People tend to say that a party with no cake on sight is just a simple meeting. Well, we can back up that statement. If you go to a birthday party, what’s the first thing that you usually see on the food table? The cake! Whatever party or occasion you go to, there’s a high chance that there will be cake.
Weddings are not an exception. It’s been a tradition in many cultures to have a cake-cutting ceremony. We can’t argue with that because it’s such a sweet and unforgettable moment, especially for the newlyweds. With that said, cakes are a BIG deal at weddings, and you’ll know why later on.
A wedding cake is usually served at the wedding reception during or after dinner. It is said that the cake-cutting ceremony serves as a symbol for good luck, happiness, and prosperity for the newlyweds and for their wonderful guests. Nowadays, wedding cakes are too small for the number of guests present at the venue. In this case, the wedding cake becomes more of a centrepiece. But of course, the traditional cake-cutting is still carried out by the couple. What if you’re not fond of cakes? This is where cupcakes and a well-dressed dessert table comes in.
You might think “cupcakes and a well-dressed dessert table? How’s that going to replace a whole cake?”. Well, we all have different wants and opinions, and it’s up to our client to tell us what they want. At The Dessert Parlour, we cater cakes and a variety of desserts for any occasion. Do check out our catalogue for the list of desserts that we offer.
The average cost of wedding cakes in Australia can range around $500 to $600. For those who live in Victoria and Western Australia may have to pay a bit more than the average price. For Melbourne, the cost of a wedding cake can be around $325 to $900. The price difference can be shocking, but you need to understand that the cost varies depending on a few factors: Cake size, design, decorations, serving size, and sometimes, the occasion.
Wedding cakes may cost more than birthday cakes or for other events, and it’s usually because of the size and design of the cake. At weddings, you can expect to have a lot of guests over your reception, which means that your cake should be big enough for everyone to have a slice of it. Before you go ahead and decide what you want for your wedding cake, you should first consider what’s included in the cost to avoid conflicts in the future.
Part of the wedding plan is to prepare for the wedding reception, which includes the wedding cake (of course). At The Dessert Parlour, we can bake you the best wedding cake for your special day. One of our best-selling designs is our naked and semi-naked cakes.
If you’re interested in our cakes, do give us a call!
Tiered wedding cakes start from $350.00. The sizings of the cake tiers below are the most common, however if you wanted different sizes or servings, we will be happy to discuss it with you.
Each cake has 4 layers of mud cake with a layer of buttercream in between. The buttercream layer between the cake layers can be any flavour you want!