How Much Wedding Cake if I'm having a dessert bar?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lina010:  If you’re having an open bar you’ll need far less dessert than you think.  We had quite a bit of cake left over (had a sweet n salty buffet too), but we happily devoured it a few days after our wedding.  I guess it just depends on how much cake you want to bring home. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lina010:  I baked cake pops, cheese straws, caramel chex mix, white choc chex mix, savory chex mix and dipped pretzels (white choc and honey mustard flavors).  Everyone LOVED it.  In fact, my friend who is getting married next April is using my recipes for her sweet n salty buffet.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m in process of meeting with bakers who are also working on dessert bars.  The first baker said enough cake for 50 people (about two tiers) if you’re doing a dessert bar (my guest count is 110).  FI and I thought that was a bit low since people might want to nibble on a piece just to have it, so we asked our wedding planner and she said “Have enough cake for 75…but really there is always SO much cake left over.”  So there you have it.  About half to three-quarters of the number of people will have cake, according to these people.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i am having a dessert table as follows:

 

1.5 macaroons per person

1 chocolate cover strawberry per person

6.5 gallon of caramel popcorn

6.5 gallon og kettle popcorn

 

so as far as cake we are doing enough to feed half of the guests.

 

ETA: Our original plan was to not have a cake and save on cake cutting fee and what not but our families want the cake cutting tradition and we found a baker who is willing to do my dream cake at an exceptional priceeeee :)) sooo i am having everything i loveeee about desserts jejeje

 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t even have a cake If I was having a desert bar   

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

With a dessert bar, I wouldn’t miss the cake, but I would absolutely eat some if it were there.

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