(Closed) Cake slices: Are you SERIOUS???

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 17
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

thats plenty of cake!  I had that size for 100 ppl and had a lot left over.

Post # 18
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think the baker will know what size will feed what amount of people. I have alsao never been to wedding where people wanted seconds, and the cake was always served quite late into the evening, when everyone had already had a 4-5 course meal.


What time in the day/evening were you looking at serving it, and were you looking at having seperate desserts? or using the cake as dessert?

Post # 20
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Blush_and_Bashful:  Wedding cake tiers are typically taller than your normal party cake at around 5-6 inches.  So a 2×2 piece is bigger than you think it will be. 

ETA: Oh wait, you already had your wedding.  🙂  Nevermind…


Post # 21
166 posts
Blushing bee

My best advice is this:  inform your cutter to keep an eye on the sizing as they cut!  Let me explain.  I had 210 guests.  My cake consisted of a huge multi-layered confection of 3 stories, the bottom one being a sheet cake and the other ones layered up.  We also had a groom’s cake and each attendant had her own cake.  It was also back in the day when we had water features.  But I digress…Anyhow, that cake was attacked by mooching buzzards!  Ppl loved it so much they were taking 4 and 5 slices out the door for their relatives, neighbors, friends!  My mother saw this and put a stop to it, thank goodness. 

Inform your cutter that only those in attendance get cake if you are worried.  Don’t Feed the World with your cake.

Post # 22
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hahaha!  I know exactly what you mean.  You’d be mortified if you ran out.  Trust the bakery-they do this all the time.  If you are worried about it, do like Ms. Purple said and get a sheet cake for back up.  We had a sheet cake too, and we ordered extra cake because masochists that we are, we had an open house to show off our new house the day after the wedding, and wanted cake for that too.

I worked as a banquet supervisor, and when I was trained to cut wedding cakes, I was told if it’s the size of a cigarette pack, it’s right.

Good luck, and have fun with it!

Post # 23
8574 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah.. this is the exact reason we are getting such a huge cake.

When I want want a slice of cake.. I want a SLICE of cake.. not a little 2×2 inch square!

We are actually doing 8 cakes in total, but we are taking the top tier on the honeymoon with us [making a replica for the 1st anniversary].

We are doing one 14″, two 12″, two 10″, two 8″ and one 6″.

We are inviting around 114 guests, but are expecting 60-80. Our families REALLY love cake though.. so if we have any left over we’ll just send it home with whoever wants some.

Post # 24
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Blush_and_Bashful:  Trust the experts. I’ve never sat down at a wedding and enjoyed a piece of cake as large as I’d really like. It’s just the way it goes.

– A Despondent Cake Aficionado

Post # 25
25 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

We have orderd about the same amount as the OP for 40-45 people.  We will be keepingthe top toer for the honey moon. That being siad we ahve enough cake for about 75-80 people. 2x as much cake as needed. We are encouraging seconds and we are goign to provite to-go boxes so people can have it for breakfast if they like 😉

Post # 26
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Our venu location said they feel bad for all the brides and grooms who pay lots of moeny for cakes, becasue they said that they see 90% of the cake slices being thrown out at the end of the night and only a handful of people eat it or want seconds. Our venue doesnt do the cake they all come from outside vendors. I do agree that seems like a small serving but our venue serves the cake with fresh fruit and whipped cream so I think that size might suffice for us.

Post # 27
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am having cupcakes!  Same size for everyone! 

Post # 28
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I love cake!! Extra cake sounds good to me! Running out would be my worst nightmare! Lol

Post # 29
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Blush_and_Bashful:  My mom was like you, she thought the “typical” cake sizes were WAY to small, so she insisted we order extra. We ended up ordering cake for 90 people, but we only had 75. We did have some left over (and we only cut our bottom 2 tiers). I don’t know if people went for seconds or not (but I did since it was so delicious!).

Post # 29
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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Blush_and_Bashful:  No clue. My thought is it depends on the person – some people always have seconds, others eat very little of a slice of cake. It also depends on if you have dessert on top of your cake. In my experience most people seem to have one slice and I never noticed that slices for wedding cake were particularly small.

Post # 30
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We’re having 65 people at our wedding. We got a cake to feed 80-100 people. Why? Because my family is a bunch of fat asses who love to eat cake.

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