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The Price of a Wedding Cake in Ireland 2024: A Guide

If you’re searching for the perfect wedding cake for your special day, I understand how vital it is to find something that fits your vision and budget. Here, I’ll guide you through what factors affect the cost of wedding cakes in Ireland in 2024, helping you plan effectively for your celebration.

Key Factors Influencing Wedding Cake Prices

1. Size and Tiers:

  • The number of guests is a key factor determining the cake size and number of tiers required.
  • Smaller weddings typically need fewer tiers, while larger gatherings often require three or four tiers, which can impact the price.

2. Complexity of Design:

  • Simpler designs are generally less expensive.
  • More elaborate decorations like custom sugar flowers, metallic accents, and hand-painted details increase labour costs due to the time and skill involved.

3. Flavour Selection:

  • Classic flavours such as chocolate and vanilla sponge come at a standard price.
  • Premium flavours like lemon and elderflower or raspberry and white chocolate tend to be more expensive due to the cost of ingredients.

4. Special Dietary Requirements:

  • If you require gluten-free, vegan, or nut-free options, sourcing specialty ingredients can add to the cost but ensures every guest has a slice they can enjoy.

5. Delivery and Setup:

  • Delivery fees vary depending on the venue’s location.
  • Setup services might incur extra charges if the cake needs careful assembly on-site.

Wedding Cake Prices at Gabi Bakes Cakes (2024)

TiersSizeServingsButtercream PriceFondant Price
24″ + 6″36€200€265
26″ + 8″72€295€365
34″ + 6″ + 8″84€365€465
36″ + 8″ + 10″148€560€695
44″ + 6″ + 8″ + 10″160€615€795
46″ + 8″ + 10″ + 12″260€990€1210
Prices subject to change – correct at time of publish May 2024, please use as a guide only

Handcrafted Extras and Dessert Table Options

Handcrafted Extras:

  • Large Sugar Flowers: €15 each
  • Cake Lace: €28
  • Handmade Cake Toppers (couple, children, pets, hobbies, etc.): €160

Mixed Dessert Table Options:

  • Cupcakes: €3.5 each (min. 24)
  • Cake Pops: €4 each (min. 24)
  • Macarons: €3 each (min. 24)
  • Chocolate Brownies: €3 each (min. 24)

How to Book Your Wedding Cake with Gabi Bakes Cakes

  • Booking Process: Secure your date with a €100 save-the-date deposit.
  • Ordering: You can place orders via phone or email, and I’ll provide an itemised invoice to confirm all details.
  • Payment: A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking, and the remaining balance is due two weeks before your big day.

Final Thoughts

I hope this guide helps you better understand the cost of wedding cakes in Ireland in 2024. My goal is to create a stunning centrepiece that matches your vision and tastes. If you have any questions or want to book a tasting, feel free to get in touch. Let’s make your dream cake a reality!

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