(Closed) How much cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

OMG 2 weeks how exciting !!!! We leave Aus on 16 June for our o/s wedding in July. Sorry I can’t actually give you an answer for this but just wanted to say that a wedding I attended recently, almost NO-ONE ate the cake. I’ll be buying a variety of cakes but have also bought a bunch of takeaway containers and will ask our chefs to package what doesn’t get served and will give it to our guests at our day-after breakfast picnic.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I plan on ordering enough for the guests plus a 6 inch top tier that won’t be cut (to save for our one year anniversary).  I figure someone won’t eat it, but someone will go for seconds, so it should even out.

Just make sure your DJ or someone announces that cake cutting.  My brother’s DJ forgot so half the people at the wedding didn’t even realize and a lot of it got thrown away (in a lot of states, they can’t box it if it’s been cut and set out for health reasons, so I would also make sure they only cut slices as people come up for a piece)

If you wind you wind up with any left over, you might be able to donate to a homeless shelter the day after or obviously keep it for yourself 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you think most of your guests will eat the cake I would maybe order for the amount RSVP’d plus one third. Some people will take two slices and some won’t eat it at all. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had enough for 125 besides the top tier and had about 90 guests total I think. We had people going back for 2 and 3 slices so some people got more than others. Some actually got none. Ours was a 3 tier cake. But we also had mini cupcakes. I baked about 12 dozen mini cupcakes and had 2-3 dozen left. It really all depends on your guests.

 

EDIT: I changed the amount I actually made. I forgot it was 24 coking at a time and readjusted my numbers

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If it’s cupcakes, then I agree more that the guest list is definitely better.  With sheet cakes you can kinda stretch it if you’re running low by cutting smaller slices.

Good Luck! 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We will be ordering a 250 piece cake for 300 guests. Reasoning being, people leave before the cake cutting ceremony and by the time we get to the cake, guests will be full from dinner already (we are having a 10 course meal) Like you, we don’t want a lot of leftover cake.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My cake should feed about 115 or so (with those huge slices) for 150.  there will be dessert, an edible favor and some people might leave before so I hope to have leftovers.  I LOVE cake, so I want some to take home.

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