Post # 1
I told my fiance I want a pink and white wedding cake, and this is what he picked out:
Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty, and we are trying to get something $500 or lower. However, I have always pictured having an over-the-top wedding cake and am worried this is too small. I haven’t even been to a wedding before so I don’t know what to expect! Is this a good size for 90ish people? We want to save the top for our anniversary.
Post # 3
NOTE: It will be three tiers.
Post # 4
@saraleelovescake: That cake can be made for any amount of people. All you have to do is tell the baker that you want that 2-tier cake for 90 people. They will make it happen.
Post # 5
the bakery you get a cake from can tell you how many people that cake will serve. They can also make a similar cake that resembles that cake in the size you need that will also allow you to keep the top. I like that cake a lot, except for the bows. but it is pretty
Post # 6
@gelaine22: Wow, I did not know that. Thanks!
Post # 7
@saraleelovescake: Can’t vote because I can’t taste the cake. Taste is really what I care about most.
When you guys have a Baker, see about discussing the size of the cake with them. Bakers can do all sorts of cool stuff, so they should be able to find a solution for you guys.
Post # 8
@saraleelovescake: Our baker has advised us that three tiers will be sufficient for 80-90 people. A two-tier cake would be more suitable for 60-70.
Post # 9
You could always get a small cake and serve sheet cake to the guests?
Post # 10
Why aren’t you helping to choose the design of the cake?
Post # 11
@saraleelovescake: I’m getting a cake about that big, and i’m told it will feed about 45-50. It works for us, because we’re having a dessert bar and do not need enough cake to feed everyone there. When you go talk to bakeries tell them what your budget is and how many people you need it for, they will be able to advice better than we can and help figure out something with your budget! But remember the more detail on the cake, the more expensive it will be (I only say this bc that was not something i had thought about unfortunately)
Post # 12
@saraleelovescake: Hey there, I am a personal chef/wedding cake baker.
This cake is a 6″ on top of an 8″ cake, which in my business is to feed 38 people (10 servings on top and 28 on the bottom). If you are taking home the topper, you would only get 28 servings.
Any baker that says it would feed more guests is likely charging per slice, so they say that there are more slices, though these would be TINY slices. Bakers do that to make more money.
This cake is also made of fondant detalis and piping, which are both beautiful but cost more. You can find a much more custom cake than this for less than $500 I would assume, depending where you live.
I can give you lots of advice on how to save money with a baker, as I pride myself on doing that for my clients. The cake in my photo is one I made, and I charged under $300. It fed 134.
**Edited out my image because it was huge, but here is a very accurate wedding cake serving guide. http://www.austcakedecoratingnetwork.com/files/servings_round.jpg