Servings


The Table below shows the servings for all the different sizes of wedding cakes. The number of servings obtained from a wedding cake depends on the size of serving you are looking to serve. We have split the servings into three types, a small serving, medium serving and a large serving. A Large serving is equivalent to a dessert serving and a small serving is equivalent to a small cake bar.


 
Cake Type
Size
Small serving
Square          Round
Medium Serving
Square          Round
Large Serving
Square          Round
3 tier Medium
6, 8 10inch
200
170
100
85
50
42
3 tier Large
8, 10, 12inch
300
255
150
125
75
62
4 tier Medium
4, 6, 8, 10inch
220
195
110
100
55
50
4 tier Medium
6, 8, 9,10 inch
280
240
140
120
70
60
4 tier Large
6, 8, 10, 12inch
360
305
180
150
90
75
5 tier Medium
6, 8, 9,10 12 inch 
400
340
200
170
100
85
5 tier Medium
4, 6, 8, 10, 12inch
400
340
200
170
100
85
5 tier Large
6, 8, 10, 12, 14inch
540
460
270
230
135
115
6 tier Medium
4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 inch
600
480
300
250
150
125
6 tier Large
6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16inch
720
590
360
300
180
150




The pictures below give an illustration of the sizes of servings.

Small serving
1inch x 1inch by 4inch deep
Medium serving
1inch x 2inch by 4inch deep
Large serving
2inch x 2inch by 4inch deep

The above servings are based on a square cake and for round cakes the servings are 15% less. If you have other Desserts within your food menu this will also impact the size of cake required. We recommend if you have 2 other desserts then you should use small servings as a guideline. If you have one other desert then you use Medium servings as a guideline. If you have no other desert then we recommend you follow large servings as a guideline.


The amount of servings required also depends on when and where the cake is served. If the cake is served with desert at the end of the main course then a bigger cake is required as the cake will need to be enough to be served on tables and more guests will have cake. If the cake is served at the beginning then also a bigger cake is required.

If the cake is served at the end of the main course as a buffet then you do not require a cake equal to the number of guests as not everyone will have cake, equally if the cake is served at the end with tea and coffee you do not require a big wedding cake.

In Asian weddings you will need to bear in mind that there is a lot of food and deserts as it is, not all guests will have cake, so therefore the number of servings does not need to be equivalent to the number of guests. In English weddings cake is the main desert and therefore if the desert is to be followed after the main meal you will need to follow the large desert serving as a guideline. Other factors to bear in mind is that if you have a fruit cake it will give you more servings then stated above, as the size of portion does not need to be as big. Below are some guide lines on what we recommend.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4


500 guests
3 other deserts
Extra small servings
Medium 5 tier

400 guests
2 other deserts
Small servings
Medium 5 tier

300 guests
2 other deserts
Small servings
Large 3 tier

200 guests
2 other deserts
Small servings
Medium 3 tier

Example 5

Example 6

Example 7

Example 8


400 guests
1 other desert
Medium servings
Large 6 tier

300 guests
1 other desert
Medium servings
Large 5 tier

200 guests
1 other desert
Medium servings
Medium 5 tier

100 guests
1 other desert
Medium servings
Medium 3 tier

Example 9

Example 10

Example 11

Example 12


150 guests
No other deserts
Large servings
Large 5 tier

100 guests
No other deserts
Large servings
Medium 5 tier

90 guests
No other deserts
Large servings
Large 4 tier

60 guests
No other deserts
Large servings
Medium 3 tier



 


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