(Closed) How big was your cake?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

We had 150 people and our cake was 4 large layers (the top one we took home and the bottom three were served at the wedding).  It was plenty to serve all of our guests and we didn’t have any additional desserts available.  I don’t know the cost because our venue works directly with a baker in town and the cake was part of our total catering package.

Post # 5
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

In my experience, since i have not yet had my wedding, there is always a ton of cake left over at weddings. Not everyone eats cake so I would prob order a little less, esp since you are serving dessert.

Post # 6
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am having about 150 people and my cake will be 3 layers.  14″, 12″ and 8″ for the top (which we will keep)


I will also have a grooms cake with the same measurements minus the top layer. So that should cover it!


I don’t have a pic of my cake, but I have a pic of the groom’s cake for you!


Post # 7
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had a cake designed to feed 150 or 165 (I don’t remember which) for our 135 person wedding.

Honestly – I don’t think you can bank on some people not eating cake.  Yes it may happen – but you may also have people who want two slices or something.  I think you have to plan for everyone eating some because how would you feel if they ran out and not everyone got cake that wanted it.

Post # 9
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Well I got lucky with choosing a baker.  I went to my cousins wedding a few years earlier and when I tasted the cake, I thought to myself, I want this cake at my wedding!

So think back to any weddings you’ve been to. Did you really enjoy a cake? Contact the bride and get the baker’s info! That’s your best taste test – remembering what you truly enjoyed!

Post # 10
36 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re going to have 3 layers… not sure if I want square or round yet. It won’t feed all of our guests, so we’re going to have a sheet cake to cover the rest!

Post # 11
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have approx. 100 guests and I think our cake serves 90. We are NOT having other dessert. Some people just don’t want any cake and I’d rather not have left overs!

Post # 12
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are getting a 3 tier octagonal cake. They say it will serve 75 guests, but we are having two different types of cake flavors and fillings. We are not having that many guests, but we want our guests to be able to have some of each flavor and we want them to be able to have a decent sized peice of each and we want to be able to take the top layer home.

Our baker was featured on one of the wedding shows, so went to several of their tastings and fell in love. Your best bet in choosing a baker is to do tastings, and if you can, do several tastings; that way you will know if they are consistent or not. Also, when you go to the tastings, ask them to show you what they consider to be a serving. They should have a diagram to show you.

We are also having a candy/cookie bar, so that they can eat that too and/or take some home to munch on later.

Post # 13
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

All bakeries I spoke to said they do not do the cake to serve the number of guests if other desserts are being served. The catering halls can usually adjust the size of the slices they are cutting based on how many people are taking cake but still there is always leftover. As far as finding a bakery, I would read reviews, ask your venue or other brides.

Post # 14
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having a 3 tiered round that will look exactly like this (except with one less tier). 

We’re having 80 guests and our cake is costing $600 (or $7.50 per slice). We’re not planning on serving any other desserts but we are giving mini apple pie favors, so I guess that could count.

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