Post # 1
How much cake will you/did you order? Obviously enough for all the guests, but what is enough? A little over the guest count? Double the guest count? In between?
I don’t want a ton of leftovers but I want everyone to get at least one piece, and I realize that some people might not eat their piece right away.
We’re ordering from Walmart bakery so yes, I know it seems like we’re late ordering cake but for Walmart cakes we’re not 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Really? Well, I know my family will eat cake, and so will I! haha. I guess it just depends on the guests… we aren’t having a day after anything, since almost all our guests live nearby anyway. So Fiance and I will be stuck with most of it… minus what we pawn off on the wedding party.
Post # 7
We aren’t having the cake catered, so we’ll be in charge of cutting the sheet cake ourselves… most of our cake is cupcakes though, so we should be ok.
I figure some will eat lots and some won’t eat any… I suppose guests + 1/3 seems like a decent rule… I guess it’s better to have too much than too little.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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.