Post # 1
Our guest count is at 156 right now. Our cake is ordered at 150 servings, but I can adjust it if I need to. I have a feeling that some people won’t eat cake, so it *should* be okay to keep the order as is, right? I have this fear of running out of food, including cake, at the reception.
Post # 3
We had an entire table not get cake…and I am not sure if it is because they ran out. The waitstaff put cake at every place setting, though most people were up…so no one was able to refuse the cake. I guess it depends on when and how it is being served? A wedding I went to recently , people were seated and could decline.
Post # 4
Even if not everyone eats the cake.. you need to have a piece for EVERY seat. Usually cake is served once dancing has already begun, so the pieces are placed at each seat. It’s not something that guests order so even though they may not eat it.. they still get it. And I will say pretty much everyone ate the cake at our wedding.
Post # 5
I think you should be fine. Most people eat the cake, and some people will eat the other person’s cake if they don’t want it. Plus, out of the 156 people that you invite, all of them may not show up so 150 servings will be fine.
P.S.: At every wedding that I have gone to, everyone would go to the cake table to get cake if they wanted it.
Post # 6
I’ve seen some weddings where everyone eats it and some where very few people do. I think you have to plan on everyone eating cake – just in case. Can you just make the top tier have 1inch more diameter? That shouldn’t change the cost too much but should give you the couple extra servings you need.
Post # 7
I should also mention, we do not have waitstaff – our reception is outdoors and buffet style. A friend will be cutting the cake and putting it on plates, and people who want cake will come up and get some. So I’m thinking there might even be people who would have eaten cake if it was brought to them, but got caught up in dancing and forgot about the cake.
Post # 8
Ooooh well in that case, I think 150 is fine.
Post # 9
@farmersdaughter: If you’re doing it that way, I’m inclined to think you’ll be fine. Also you can just cut them a litttllleee smaller to make up the few extra pieces. I’m sure they overestimate the slice count/size.
Personally I never eat the cake. By that point of the wedding, I’m usually stuffed/tipsy/busy dancing. Hehe ;o)
Post # 10
I think you’re totally fine. I think most people do at least pick at the cake at weddings because they’re hungry, or curious or whatever, but I think it’s a good bet that 6 won’t!
Post # 11
I think you’re fine! i usually have a couple bites of cake….i’ll eat it if it’s worth it. Usually, no, not worth it.
Plus, you may have some diabetics?
Post # 12
I think 150 is probably fine- some people won’t eat a piece, some will share a piece, some people will eat two, and if the cake is served later on in the evening, some guests may leave before the cake is served. Also check if the top layer is included in the cake count- some bakers include it and others don’t (the tradition of freezing the top layer).