Post # 1
1. How many guests you had?
2. Cake Served how many? (in case you ordered less than the amount of attended guests)
3. Percent or fraction of leftover cake?
1. 100 guests
2. 100 servings
3. 25% left
Post # 3
I’ve worked at a function facility (mostly working weddings) for the past 10 years and there is ALWAYS cake left over. The chef cuts long, thin pieces….I know some places cut thick pieces, so I’m sure that makes a difference.
One option, if you’re afraid you aren’t ordering enough and if you have different flavors, is to have a cake buffet. Instead of serving each person individually the cake could be sliced and plated and put on a table for guests to come get. That way they can choose their flavor and choose to have cake or not. Usually the DJ announces that cake is out so guests know. I find that there is always way more left over when people opt for a cake buffet.
Post # 4
we had two tiers left over the from the wedding.. 4 tier square. we ordered the cake to serve 150 though and had 120 show up plus we had a full candy bar–200 pounds of candy. but the tiers of cake were eatten the next day after church for the whole congregation.
Post # 5
We had a 3 tier with 2 1/2 sheets and 1/4 sheet cake because we wanted a bunch of flavors. The top tier we kept to freeze for our anniversary. We had 140 guests and I know a few guests had more than one piece each. We had the 1/4 sheet left at the end of the night. Our venue was pretty generous with the slice sizes. We just over ordered because we couldn’t decide between all the awesome flavors our baker did.
Post # 6
3. Around 1/4 which was the equivalent to a 3 layer 8 inch cake.
Post # 7
We had Lots of cake left. We have eaten it all week! 3 layer cake, top layer saved. 60 people more than half left.
Post # 8
@jb58: Roll Tide!!!!
Anyways, we had about 100 guests and I think we had about 90 servings? Anyways, it was a three tier cake. The top tier is our one year anniversary cake so no one touched it. The bottom tier was gone, but we took home most of the second tier (I blame that cake on my pants not fitting). Most people I talked to said that they had at least two pieces.
Post # 9
@OtterHalf: how big were your tiers??
Post # 10
1. 90 guests
2. Cake for 120 people (3 tiers and we saved the top one)
3. Approximately 10 slices left
Post # 11
@lstyle25: Let me find a picture and ill post it for you
Edit: Ok, here is a picture of the cake. I just pulled out the top tier from the freezer and measured it…it is about 7″. Hopefully that gives you a better idea.
Post # 12
@OtterHalf: this helps a [email protected] probably 7″-9″-12″
Post # 13
So I never asked, but I don’t think we had any cake leftover!
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@lstyle25: My cake was supposed to serve all 60 guests but the venue workers thought we were saving the top so they boxed it up before serving cake. As a result, we ran out of cake. I was particularly pissed about it because it was expressly in our contract to serve ALL of the cake and not to save the top. Had I known when it happened, I would have made them serve the topper right then and there. But I didn’t find out until we got back to our room and found the boxed up cake in our room. Grrrr!
Post # 15
my cake was an 18 inch square, and 14,10 and 6 inch round…
Post # 16
I didn’t remember to ask! We had 110 guests confirmed, so we ordered a three-tier cake (115 servings) plus a small side cake (12 servings) so that we weren’t cutting it too close. We did not plan to save the top tier. Fortunately we did remember to ask the venue to set aside 4 slices of cake for us to take home, just in case we didn’t get around to tasting our own cake at our wedding. So we got our four slices to go. But otherwise, I’m assuming they served it all (or the waitstaff enjoyed some cake on us!).