Post # 1
So i want to surprise my hubby to be, and we expect to have about 200 guests. Since we will already be having a wedding cake, how big should the groom’s cake be? I don’t want it to look too tiny. This way, once I do begin to ask for quotes I have a size range to work with. Anyone out there with groom’s cake experience??? Thanks!
Post # 3
they’re never big enough to actually serve to guestw….like, small. half sheet sizes….just plan on serving it day after maybe? or just the wedding party?
Post # 4
Well I’ve seen groom’s cakes of all sizes and shapes. Ask the bakery what they suggest. Also there is the option of fake layers to make it look larger. For my brother’s wedding the wedding cake served 200 people and the groom’s cake 150. It was shaped like a guitarcase and was so awesome that the size didn’t matter at all!
Post # 5
We are using the grooms cake to supplement the actual wedding cake. We will have 175 guests but the wedding cake (minus the top tier) will only serve about 100. So, we got a grooms cake that was enough for the other 75 people.
Here is some info I found on Sheet Cakes:
Most bakeries in the U.S. have three standard sizes of sheet cakes available.
- 1/4 Sheet Cake, 9″ x 12″, serves 12-28
- 1/2 Sheet Cake, 11″ x 15″, serves 18-40
- Full Sheet Cake, 18″ x 24″, serves 48-108
Serving size is a matter of personal preference, type of event, and budget. For me, the perfect serving size is 2″ x 3″. If you’re doing a casual backyard barbecue, you might want to increase the serving dimensions to 3″ x 3″ or 2″ x 4″. Both of those are large servings of cake and no one will accuse you of skimping. For more formal affairs, you can drop the serving size down to 2″ x 2″ or 1″ x 3″.
Post # 6
@caszos – great info – thanks!
Post # 7
We are expecting around 120 guests. Our bakery suggested that we have more servings than that though for whatever reason. Because they were the last vendor that we met with I just went along with it.
Bride’s cake is 80 servings (the top tier isn’t included in this and we have 1 fake tier)
Groom’s cake is 62 servings. This is probably bigger than it needed to be but I don’t really care for single layer cakes.
Post # 8
Thank you all so much for your input and suggestions. I really appreciate it. The sizes and servings proportions are very helpful. I think it will be more to supplement our wedding cake, so we may even cut it up the next day at our after wedding party BBQ.
Post # 9
I guess it depends on how many people. Obviously much smaller then the main cake. I want to have a grooms cake since my sweetie loves vintage cars. It’ll definitely be chocolate.
Post # 10
Ours fed about 50 -60 people and it wasnt really that large. Like half sheet in length but it was thick. We had 145 guests and the main cake was 5 tiers (one fake) and fed 80. Your hubby will love it, mine was THRILLED when he saw it and his friends thought it was the coolest thing in the world. They called that “the real cake”. Aka photos on Facebook are titled “Cutting the fake cake” “now cutting the REAL cake!”