(Closed) When you buy your wedding cake, typically how many people does it feed?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It depends entirely on what kind/size of cake you get. If, for example, you’re doing a cupcake/cream puff/etc. cake, it’s easier; you simply aim for 2-3 cupcakes (~5 cream puffs) per person, and then you can provide take-out boxes for people to take extras home. Of course, you can provide take-out boxes for cake as well (or, if you want everyone to take a slice, simply figure that your cake will need AT LEAST twice as many slices, as well as extras for people who want seconds, etc.). You may want to have take-out boxes by the cake, or if your venue is cutting it, inform them that you would like every guest to receive one on their way out.

How many people your cake feeds depends entirely upon how big you order your cake! And how large you cut your slices (apparently they’re usually an inch thick, and two inches tall), of course! =) I’d ask your baker for an estimate; alternatively, there are some threads in places like Yahoo! that talk about how much cake serves how many people.

Like this one: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080722170248AAyUM1t 

Post # 4
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1044 posts
Bumble bee

Cake can cost quite a bit.  I know because I already got mine.  Some places charge between $2 to $5 per slice.  I think that along with the cake, I will buy large cylinders and fill them candy that match my wedding colors.  That way, people will have something to take home and remember about my wedding.

I got the inspiration from a meeting I had at the Marriott last year.

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Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are planning on doing a cake buffet. We are going to have a small cake for us to cut (probablylike two tiers) and then a whole bunch of other cakes: cheeseake, red velvet, dark chocolate, carrot, etc. Then we are going to get some small cake boxes, so people who don’t want cake at the reception can grab a piece to go.

If you don’t want to go this route, you could do your cake plus a sheet cake in the back. When the servers are serving dessert, they could ask guests if they want a piece then or if they would like a to-go piece.

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