There are a few options when choosing a wedding cake size, it all depends on the number of guests, how you would prefer to serve it on the day and if you need some for guests to take home with them as wedding favours.
The most popular options we offer are; serving the cake as Dessert (as part of your menu) or serving it after dessert with Tea & Coffee as ‘Petit fours’.
Cakes are cut the same way regardless of their shape, ie Round Cakes or Square & Rectangle cakes. The size required depends on your number of guests.
As a dessert, you will get fewer slices per cake (opposed to tea & coffee serves) as the serves are bigger and are designed to be the dessert. Suggested accompaniments need to be discussed with your caterer like cream, ice-cream etc.
You will need to cater for one slice of cake per guest plus the accompaniments.
Each dessert serve will need to be plated and served – similar to our example below.
As Petit fours – or ‘Tea & Coffee' serves the cake will usually be placed on a platter next to the tea & coffee station and guests are encouraged to help themselves.
Slices are smaller than the dessert serve option and you will get more out of your cake however, with this option some guests may have more than one piece and some none. You will need to take this into consideration, it is recommended to still cater for one slice per guest.