Post # 1
Ok. I’m confused. Maybe someone here could help me.
Our incomplete (as of yet) guest list is 150 people. If I get a cake, will it feed 150 and thats it? Like each person gets one piece of cake? What if people want like 3 pieces so they can try other flavors?
The next and main part of my question is, I really would like to give a slice of cake away in a box for each guest to take home … kind of like a favor. I will have favors, but I want to give away cake too.
Should I prepare for more cake or will there be leftovers that can be boxed up? Soooo confused about this part.
Post # 3
It depends entirely on what kind/size of cake you get. If, for example, you’re doing a cupcake/cream puff/etc. cake, it’s easier; you simply aim for 2-3 cupcakes (~5 cream puffs) per person, and then you can provide take-out boxes for people to take extras home. Of course, you can provide take-out boxes for cake as well (or, if you want everyone to take a slice, simply figure that your cake will need AT LEAST twice as many slices, as well as extras for people who want seconds, etc.). You may want to have take-out boxes by the cake, or if your venue is cutting it, inform them that you would like every guest to receive one on their way out.
How many people your cake feeds depends entirely upon how big you order your cake! And how large you cut your slices (apparently they’re usually an inch thick, and two inches tall), of course! =) I’d ask your baker for an estimate; alternatively, there are some threads in places like Yahoo! that talk about how much cake serves how many people.
Like this one: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080722170248AAyUM1t
Post # 4
Cake can cost quite a bit. I know because I already got mine. Some places charge between $2 to $5 per slice. I think that along with the cake, I will buy large cylinders and fill them candy that match my wedding colors. That way, people will have something to take home and remember about my wedding.
I got the inspiration from a meeting I had at the Marriott last year.
Post # 5
We are planning on doing a cake buffet. We are going to have a small cake for us to cut (probablylike two tiers) and then a whole bunch of other cakes: cheeseake, red velvet, dark chocolate, carrot, etc. Then we are going to get some small cake boxes, so people who don’t want cake at the reception can grab a piece to go.
If you don’t want to go this route, you could do your cake plus a sheet cake in the back. When the servers are serving dessert, they could ask guests if they want a piece then or if they would like a to-go piece.