(Closed) Cake Question…

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Get enough slices for everyone to have one, some people may have none and some may have a few slices of cake

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

@orchid84:  yeah, some people have more than one, and I find that RUDE! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our wedding had 175 people and we ordered a cake with 75 slices. and everyone had a slice plus we saved the top layer. For 200 people you could get a cake with 100-150 slices because the slices are much bigger than what most wedding guests expect of a wedding cake so we just cut each slice in half

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@orchid84:  I agree.  Even if you think some people won’t eat cake, get enough for one slice per guest.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Talk to your bakery where you are getting your cake from. That is their job and they know how many slices per count of a wedding. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@Sassygrn:  I agree. I would get enough for one slice per guest, but if you’re not comfortable with that it would be a good idea to talk to the bakery before making a decision to get their advice.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I know my crowd well so we know a lot of people don’t crave for cake that much.  And they usually share one slice with spouse.  so I would check with your baker to see how generous is their serving portion is.  Our baker especially told us her cake portion is bigger than normal.  So we told her to reduce the servings and our caterer will cut it into smaller portions since I know our guests usually dont eat that much desserts.

 

And our baker is going to bake us different flavors for each tier (no additional charge!) so I am sure people will be trading cakes as well.  So we want to serve smaller pieces in case people want to try them all!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureMrsDavis10132012: It’s hard to say, but if you know your guests and they aren’t huge cake fans, I think it would be ok to go lower in number. Just remember that although cake is sold per slice, it’s made up of tiers so you will have to find the right combination of tier sizes to get the amount of cake you want. Depending on what look/design you want for the cake, this might have an effect.  

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve always heard to assume 75% of the guests will eat cake.  So if you’re having 200 guests, get a cake to feed 150.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

knitterbear said EXACTLY what my baker said. we ordered a 3 tier cake deocrated with a satellite cake ( undecorated) in the back that will feed about 120 people…. i also am getting a  6-8 inch grooms cake that will feed roughly 10  more….. we are expecting 180-200 people but several are diabetic so are having other treats that they will be able to eat instead of cake ( we could not find a decent sugar free fondant!)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had 145 guests and the cake servied 125. We had a sheetcake in the back the served an additional 25. They never even cut the sheetcake and that’s with us taking the top of the cake home! We also had a candy buffet set up at the same time the cake was out so thay may have played a part.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m the complete opposite of ths thread…I wanted a big cake, so our cake feeds 145, with 100 invited; plus take out boxes for extra cake…  I would always assume one piece per person just to be on the safe side. It would not be cool to run out of cake.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My theory is too much is better than too little. I would rather have left overs than run out.

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