Post # 1
We invited 50, expecting 40 to actually come to our June brunch wedding. RSVPs are in, and we have 54 yeses. (People are RSVPing with their kids who we didn’t invite. Lovely.)
The cake we ordered serves 54, according to my baker. It is three-tier with 2 flavors. I worry that my venue won’t cut the pieces small enough and/or people will take two pieces to try each flavor.
The next size up serves 68. What do you think, Bees? Do I need a bigger cake? I realize I might have some no shows and that not everyone will eat it, but I would be embarrassed to run out. But….bigger cake = $$$!
Post # 2
are you planning on saving the top tier for your 1st ann ?
Post # 3
Is cake the only dessert being served? This is a big factor. If you have other desserts then a cake for 54 will be MORE than enough. We had a whole dessert buffet at my wedding so by the time we’d cut the cake I don’t think anyone even had a piece.
However, if cake is the only dessert I’d go up a size, just so that you don’t have any worries. NOthing wrong with a littel left over cake.
Post # 4
Cake is the only dessert, yes. We will serve the top tier — the baker is giving us another one to save.
Post # 5
I would go for the bigger size, then, to be safe.
Post # 7
sejf83: Does the 54 number include you and your fiance? If not, you should order a bigger size to ensure that everyone gets a slice of cake.
Either way, I always vote for erring on the side of “more cake.” 🙂
Post # 8
I would go with the bigger size just so you don’t have to worry about it. If you have leftovers, then someone can take it home.