It's always better to overestimate than to underestimate when it comes to event catering!
If you’re hosting a larger gathering and need more servings, I can make you a Micro-Wedding Cake to place out on display, PLUS an undecorated kitchen cake in the back for the additional servings you need. (Minimum order for kitchen cakes = 26 servings)
You may also include beautiful flower cupcakes to your dessert table to make sure you have enough servings for your guests.
This adds additional visual interest to your table and allows for a take and go dessert option.
It’s important to make sure you order enough cake to serve your guests without paying for a bunch of extra cake that goes to waste or ending up with a ton of leftovers. If ordering for a wedding, common calculation allows for one slice of cake per guest. So if you have 100 guests, you’d need 100 servings of cake. Wedding cake slice dimensions are generally 1” x 1” x 4/5“ tall. You may also see these portions referred to as “finger” portions. Party portions on the other hand are slightly larger at 2 inches deep.
It is common for some guests to decline a cake slice, so you can usually get away with ordering enough cake for just 80 percent of guests – remember, that includes ALL the cake you order, whether you do one cake, or two, or even several!
Are you having one cake or multiple cakes? Remember the 80 percent rule includes enough cake for all your guests between ALL the cakes you’ll have, not just the main cake.
Are you serving other desserts in addition to cake? If you’re planning on having a full dessert table or serving a different dessert with dinner, you’ll need much less cake. You can probably order about 50 percent cake in this case and fill in with the additional desserts for everyone else.
How is your cake being served? If you’re having a self-serve cake station, you can get away with ordering less cake than if you serve cake with dinner and definitely need a slice for each place setting.