Ask The Experts: The Sugar Mama

This local pastry pro offers guidance on ordering your tiers without fears.


Photograph by David Yellen

The question on every couple’s mind: What does a great cake cost?
The price depends on the size of your event. A lot of cakes leave our shop starting at $300, but certain cakes can go up to $1,500. Also, delivery costs can sometimes be significant — especially if your wedding is far away.

Why do you think a wedding cake is such a big deal for a bride? Isn’t it just dessert?
There’s a reason why we have cake at weddings. Cutting the cake and feeding it to each other is symbolic of the idea that you’re going to create a home and take care of each other.

Dessert Works, 38 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood, 781-769-1133,