I was quoted from $250 to $1000 for the same cake, I had so many dramas. My advice is to shop around. That's a lot of money for something that gets eaten! In the end I had so many problems that mum decided to make it herself for me, she's such a trooper. Doing it herself we guess it has cost around the $150 mark for a two tier fruit cake. This includes buying all the icing needed, the cake tins, the silver boards to put them on, the boxes to store them in. All fresh ingredients (NOT PACKET MIX!! like i have been told by some cake makers that they use! I was horrified!). That's the other thing, try the cake out and make sure it tastes good... you don't want to pay all that money without even trying a sample of the cake and turn around and find it is horrible tasting on the day.