Post # 1
I’m into cake. I love it and I want extra cake to take upstairs after the party, I want to eat cake the next day and then haul it on a plane with us to our honeymoon and eat it there.
Anyway. We’re looking at about 55-60 guests and I want people to get good portions, not teeny slivers so instead of multiplying the guest count by the typical 1.5 as recommended we’re multiplying by 2. So my mom is getting involved and she wants a cake table with 3 cake stands. She wants something like this
^that’s a lot of cake
So how many people do you think this much cake would be for? It’s more about aesthetic for us over practicality. I think it’s going to yield a lot of leftovers.
Post # 3
Maybe this will help. It has a table showing how many servings of cake are yielded from different sizes.
Post # 4
@skippydarling: I don’t know how many people that would feed, but if you’re just looking at aesthetics you could always do a false layer in there. Cut some styrofoam in the shape of the cake and frost it. When I thought I wanted a big ass cake as a focal point that was my plan.
Post # 5
We’re ordering cake for 75 guests, not including the top layer that I plan to stash away onto the plane when we leave for our honeymoon, haha. I think it depends on your baker though, how much cake you’ll need. The first baker I talked to, gave much smaller slices than the one we ended up going with. She’s pretty generous with our cake slices and said our cake will be more than enough for everyone.
Post # 6
Had a cake for 350, and had just over 200 guests. We had NO cake leftover, with the exception of our anniversary layer, which my DH ate instead of freezing. :/ Apparently everyone loved the cake…lol. I was told that several guests had 2-3 slices each.