Let there be CAKE!

posted 7 months ago in Food
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

So few things about cake… one, they are generally priced by the slice. Do you expect all 172 people to attend or do you think 20% regrets are likely? If so, then a 130 slice cake isn’t a bad idea; two… not everyone may want a piece, do you want cake that may not be eaten?; three… you’re having a late night food station that its unclear if guests may know about or not so it sounds like there’s plenty of food; four… do you and hubby want to save a small tier to freeze and have for your 1 year anniversary? If so ‘bake’ that in to your decision ; )

If it were me, I would go with 130 unless you want a lot of cake at your 1 year anniversary

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Like PP said it entirely depends on how many people you think might show up. We are inviting 210 people to our wedding, but we are expecting less than 150 to show because it is across the country for almost half our guests. There are also a bunch of infants who won’t have cake, and some dietary restrictions that prevent people from eating cake. So we are getting a 130-slice cake 🙂 

As a note: in my limited experience if you have jelly filling in your cake or a more exotic flavor like carrot cake, less pieces will be eaten as well.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

LOL a pre-cake dessert!! That’s amazing… and then the late night food arrives!

If your pre-dessert really rich and/or big? Do you think people will really eat 2 desserts? The PP makes a good point about kids or those who don’t have a sweet tooth or dietary restrictions. You know your guests better than anyone in the ‘hive but I know only a few of my guests would likely eat both. I think the idea of saving a few pieces is a great idea. I think 130 will be plenty perhaps too much. With this info maybe 110 is the way to go.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

What about having a small 3 tiered cake to cut and a little of that to serve and then having sheet cake of the same flavor? If you dont serve all of the tiered cake, you wont feel as bad since you didnt pay the premium to have a huge cake made. 

A small tiered cake and sheet cake will be so much cheaper than a huge tiered cake. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

gunnabamissus :  that makes sense!! Then get yourself a cake that you love!! 

To answer your question. I would probably get a cake to serve about 120 people. Not everyone likes cake and some people may want a serving size smaller than what the caterer’s serving size is. 

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