Post # 1
Fiance and I are having a small & intimate civil ceremony and private dinner with our parents (and stepparents) and siblings.. I want to have as many “wedding elements” as I can… So it’s kind of important to me that we have our own little cake to cut.. I still want it to be as beautiful as a traditional wedding cake, just miniature.. for the sake of our pictures lol
Have any of you had really small cakes for about 15-20 people? If so, did you do a single sheet cake or cutting cake, or did you fancy up with a 2 tiered cake?
If you chose the cutting cake/sheet cake option, can you post a pic of what it looks like?
Also, can you tell me how much your small cake was??
You can also name any good cake bakeries in Chicago that you recommend :]
Sorry Im being sooooo annoying with all these questions! I’ve never ordered a cake before, and I kinda wanna know what the ball park amount is so that I dont get screwed by any small bakeries lol
Post # 3
I would think you could do a tiered wedding cake.
Doesn’t a 12-inch round cake normally cut up into 8-10 slices? I would think two or three of those (tiered) would be more than enough for your gathering.
You could still go the sheetcake route, but if you want the formal wedding cake look….then I would do a small-ish wedding cake. I’ve no idea on price. When I was wedding cake shopping (6+ years ago) the cake quotes were driven by how many people/slices I would need….
Post # 4
@JaneyDcat: Thanks! I just googled a little more, and I think you’re right. A small 2 tiered cake serves about 14 people..
Post # 5
That’s what I would do…..
Now the hard part is picking the bakery…
Post # 6
We’re using Bittersweet Bakery and they have been wonderful and have delicious cakes.
Post # 7
@chicitygirl7: Thanks! When I get closer to my date, I’ll check them out!!
Post # 8
@MsHeatFan: I’ve heard great things about bittersweet as well. The Swedish Bakery also has great cakes 🙂
Post # 9
Yikes! 8-10 slices from a 12 inch round? Those are HUGE slices! You could easily have a bakery make you a small, two tiered cake. I’d suggest a 4 and 6 inch. A six inch round can serve 12 alone. If you want fairly large slices, go for a 6 and 8 inch. You’ll have plenty of cake left over.
You could also just do the 4 and 6 inch cake and then get an 8 or ten inch round (just by itself) to cut and serve.
OR, just get 2 regular cakes and see if your bakery can do something like this:
Make a teeny, tiny, tiered cake like this, and have a 10 inch round to cut for your guests. The small cake below is $25 (i’m in CA), and you could get the rounds for maybe a little more than that. You could easily keep this under $100, depending on the design of the smaller tiers and the flavors of the other cake/s. Good luck!