Baking and Decorating Cakes for all your Special Occasions - Company Message
Serving Guide
 
There can be no way of saying how many servings you will get from a cake, as the portion sizes will vary due to a number of factors, mainly the occasion and the generosity of the person cutting up the cake!
 
A wedding cake is traditionally given as a simple taster and it is becoming increasingly popular to 'cut the cake' during the evening reception and serve along with the evening buffet, generally portioned up into 1" x 2" size for sponge cakes and 1" x 1" size for fruit cake (fruit cake tends to be a lot richer, so you need less cake per portion). 
 
However at some weddings it can be served as a replacement for a dessert during the wedding breakfast and therefore you would want to serve a larger portion. Christening and Anniversaries also tend to only offer a taster sample of cake whilst it is more traditional to have a decent sized slice of birthday cake!! 
 
When considering portions other points to remember is that you get more portions of cake from a square cake than a round one and if ordering a carved novelty cake these are only a very general guide as the way the cake has been carved means that not every slice will have an equal portion. 
Below is a rough guide to give you an idea of what size cake you might need to meet your requirements: 
 
Round 
Sponge Cake
Square
Sponge Cake
Round 
Fruit Cake
Square
Fruit Cake
One Tier
 
 
 
 
 5in (13cm)
 8
12 
16 
24
 6in (15cm)
 12
18 
24
26 
 7in (18cm)
 18
24 
36 
50 
 8in (20cm)
 24
32 
50
64 
 9in (23cm)
32
42
64
84
 10in (25cm)
42
50
84
100
 11in (28cm)
50
60
100
120
 12in (30cm)
60
72
120
144
Two Tier
 
 
 
 
 6in + 9in
44
60
88
110
 8in + 10in
66
82
134
164
 9in + 12in
92
114
184
228
Three Tier
 
 
 
  
 6in + 8in + 10in
78 
100 
158 
190 
 6in + 9in + 12in
 104
132 
208 
254 
 8in + 10in + 12in
 126
154 
254 
308 
Four Tier 
 
 
 
 
 6in + 8in + 10in + 12in
138 
172 
 278
 334
 
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