What’s the average cost of a wedding cake?

There’s something that really gets our tastebuds tingling when a wedding cake is mentioned. Wedding cakes of late are works of art, and exist not only to feed our guests but to stand alone as part of the overall wedding decor. But how much are Australian couples willing to spend? What’s the average cost of a wedding cake?

According to Easy Weddings 2016 Annual Australian Wedding Survey, the average price couples are willing to spend for a wedding cake is $525.

When it comes to how much couples are willing to part with to complete those ‘cake cutting’ photographs and memories, the average price varies from state to state across Australia.

The stats

Tasmania sits at the lower ‘tier’ of the cake – see what I did there? – with only spending an average of $400 for their wedding cake. This is comparable with Northern Territory couples, who’d on average spend around $580 for their cake! Those NT couples definitely take the cake!


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Western Australian couples spend an average of $555, and South Australian couples will spend $505 for their cake.

Australian Capital Territory couples spend an average of $535, closely followed by Victorian couples who’ll spend $530.

Queensland couples are willing to part with $465, while New South Wales couples spend an average of $500 for their cake.

Fun facts

According to the Easy Weddings 2016 Annual Australian Wedding Survey, 71% of couples include purchasing a wedding cake in their wedding plans. 26% say they’ll have a family member or friend make their cake, and 3% say they won’t have a wedding cake at all.

In 2016, the favourite wedding cake flavours are chocolate or vanilla mud cake, with 56% of couples agreeing that’s the flavour they’d choose. This is comparable with only 8% who’d opt for traditional fruit cake or flourless gluten-free cake.

According to the survey, 47% of couple choose three tiers for their cake, with 29% for two tiers, 18% for four or more tiers, and 6% for single tier.

2017 prediction

For 2017, the Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey results so far conclude that the average price Australian couples are willing to pay for their cake will slump. While the complete survey is not yet published, we predict this fall in price is due to the rise of new wedding cake trends – such as naked cakes, and single tier cakes, which may cause an impact on pricing.

Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming 2017 Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey Results!

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