If you’re throwing a party, the last thing you want is to run out of cake! It can be difficult to know what to order, but hopefully we can help you choose the size that’s right for you.
What size slices do I need?
If you’re expecting your guests to only eat a mouthful or two of cake, if they will have eaten a substantial meal, or at a corporate event, for example, then a ‘tiny slice‘ may be enough.
As a rule, cakes at weddings are cut into small portions, slightly more generous than the ‘tiny’ slice, but still small, and unlikely to include the side of the cake as well as the top.
At a party, the servings tend to be more generous, more likely to be cut into a triangle or wedge shape, with each portion comprising a part of the side as well as the top, and so a cake cut into standard dessert slices or “Party Slices” won’t feed as many.
If you know your guests love cake, or if when you cut them, shop-bought cakes never deliver the number of servings the box suggests, you may want to choose big party slices.
This isn’t an exact science, and obviously depends on who cuts the cake, but we’ve illustrated some of the most common sizes below and the equivalent portions to give you an idea. These are all for a standard 4″ deep cake.