Post # 1
A baker is willing to make this cake for $225 for 75 servings and $300 for 100 servings. My guest max will be 80 and I was wondering if I should spend the extra money to ensure everyone gets a slice. I’m also wondering if bakers underestimate the number of servings. Are they basing it on giant slices? What is your experience bees?
Post # 3
I don’t have direct experience with wedding cakes, but I would say get the smaller one – not everyone will eat cake and you don’t want to spend extra money just to have to take a bunch home…
Post # 4
Are you serving any other desserts/sweets? If you are, I would get the smaller cake. Honestly, is probably get the smaller cake anyway.
Post # 5
Get the big one. Wedding cake serving sizes are usually very small. Google cake cutting chart. Ask him to be sure but it is probably based off those tiny serving sizes. Plus, if it isn’t cut exactly right, you might not get all 75 pieces out of it.
For $75 it is worth it not to worry about not having enough for your guests and how it is being cut.
Post # 6
I know me I would rather have too much than not enough so I’d get the larger one!
Post # 7
The only other dessert would be favors possibly (carmel popcorn)
Post # 8
I would say go with the smaller one. I would say not everyone is going to eat the cake. But this depends on if you are keeping the top layer for your first anniversary?
Post # 9
the smaller one. I have never eaten a piece of wedding cake from any wedding i’ve ever gone to. usually by that time people are having way too much fun, drinking and dancing. I know a lot of other people who don’t eat the cake either.
Post # 10
No we are not planning on saving the top tier
Post # 11
Well I do eat cake at weddings and would at least think in my head how cheap the bride and groom were if they ran out of cake before everyone got some. I also agree with a pp, depending on how it is cut that may not end up being 75 pieces at all because bakers think people only eat like a 1*1 square of cake. For $75 more dollars I say get the big one.
Post # 12
If you’re not serving it as dessert (so usually later in the night at the midnight table or something) then I’d get the smaller one. If it will be the dessert then get the big one.
Post # 13
It depends on how much your family eats. For instance, FI’s side of the family can eat. For me I would get the extra slices. That way you have a slice or two for yourself in the fridge or whatever and people can take it home if they’d like.
Post # 14
“My guest max will be 80”
Have you received all your RSVP backs and 80 have RSVP’d yes? Or is 80 the amount of people you have invited? When does your baker need an answer?
If you are waiting on RSVP’s and you have requested to have them all back before the baker needs a final answer then I will say wait until you get all your RSVP’s back until you make your final decision.
If you have received 80 RSVP yes’ or if you will not receive all your RSVP’s before your baker needs a definite answer then I would say go with the bigger cake.
Post # 15
I absolutely love cake, so I’d get the bigger one! I agree with NAvery $75 is not worth the stress. We will have approx 14 people at our wedding and are getting a cake to serve 40 ppl lol
Post # 16
We live in the same area (at least going by the town by your name)…which bakery are you using? I think you should be able to get a better price on that since there are so many vendors around here.
At any rate, if you’re not looking for leftovers, go with the smaller cake.
It’s fun to see a local bride on here 🙂