• Statistics show that 25% of guests do not eat wedding cake.
  • The average cost of a wedding cake is $543, according to The Bridal Association of America.
  • The largest cake ever created weighed 58.08 tons (128238 lbs 8 oz), including 7.35 tons (16209 lbs) of icing.
  • Approximately 25 million tonnes of bread and 5 million tonnes of biscuits, cakes and pastries are produced per year in Western Europe, although bread consumption varies greatly between countries.
  • According to a survey done by Baking Buyer, 34.7% of bakery sales come from decorated cakes.
  • Depending mostly on geographical location, a cake decorator employed in a bakery earns between $8 to $15 an hour. An independent cake decorator earns 3 to 7 times more.
  • Each year in the UK over 1.23 billion pounds are spent on cakes. I guess you could call them pound cakes!
  • A peek inside the average bakery finds cakes, breads, cookies, doughnuts and rolls to be the department’s top five fastest-growing items during the past 12 months.
  • Among the bakery product categories, upscale dessert cakes and crusty/hearth breads…showed the biggest increases in percentage of in-store bakery sales. Dessert cakes now represent 5 percent, and artisan breads make up more than 11 percent of average in-store bakery sales, the largest percentages to date for each category compared to previous Modern Baking surveys.
  • The snack market did not exist in the Norwegian market until Stefan Kiristansen saw the void in it and added muffins and yeast-raised donuts to his bakery offerings. In 2009, the company sold 35 million cakes, up considerably from the 450,000 cakes they sold in 1999.
  • Research by Cakes To Your Door has found that only 10% of grooms choose their wedding cake on their own (we told you it wasn’t revelation). This compares with 30% of women who organise the wedding cake themselves. The statistics also show that although 60% of couples choose their wedding cake together, almost half organise it without their partners’ input.