(Closed) How Did You Determine Cake Servings?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Goggle Wilton cake servings. they have a chart that lists what size pan yields x amount of servings

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

For your other questions. I’m having a cake that will serve 200 guests and we will have 50 cupcakes and 50 brownies.  I have 240 guests.  We will not save a layer for us for next year instead my bakery is making a fresh one for us in a year in whatever flavor etc. we want. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

For 200 people, we are having 160 servings of cake.  This is based on the fact that we are having a cocktail hour with hors d’ouerves and serving alcohol.  Also, we will have a candy bar.

This is from our baker’s website.  I found it helpful in planning:

Q: How much cake should we order?

A: In general, you should see how many guests will be at the reception and order a cake for about 90% of that number. However, there are many other factors that might affect how many servings you’ll need, including how many flavors of cake you choose to have, whether you’ll be serving alcohol at the reception, whether your friends and family are big cake-eaters or not, and whether the wedding cake will be the only dessert. You should discuss these factors with your baker to decide on a final figure.

Q: How does serving alcohol affect how much cake we order?

A: During our cake tastings this question always comes up so I thought I would address it here (albeit a year or so late). To answer this question I usually ask the following question of the bride & groom; “Think about a time when you have had a few drinks in you, did you feel like eating cake or did you feel like eating Taco Bell?” Oddly enough nobody has ever said “cake”. You can usually knock off another 5-10% from your wedding cake servings count if you are serving alcohol.

Source: http://www.pieceofcakedesserts.com/faq.html#part04

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