So,you’re looking at ordering the perfect Wedding Cake? Here’s some tips to help you decide what size cake you should order:
#1 Choose a Cake Slice Size
Do you want to serve your guests thin or thick slices of Wedding Cake? Traditionally, high-end venues serve very thin slices (less than an inch thick) whereas more casual affairs serve thicker slices (about 2 inches thick) like you would have at home. The size of your cake slice is up to you and what you would like to treat your guests to.
Make sure to tell whoever will be cutting your cake what size slices you would like served. You wouldn’t want to run out of cake if the slices are cut too thick.
#2 Decide Whether You Want To Offer Seconds
While you should not feel pressure to offer your guests a second slice of cake, it is such a nice treat if you want to make your guests feel special. If you do decide to offer seconds, you will need to order a bigger cake to accommodate for the extra slices.
Tip: Serve thin slices of cake so you have cake leftover for those who want seconds.
#3 Hands-Off the Top Cake Tier
Save the top tier of your cake for yourself. While you could freeze the top tier and then eat it on your one year anniversary, you should definitely take the top cake tier home to enjoy with your spouse the day after your wedding. So, basically, what we’re saying is don’t count the top cake tier when deciding on the size of the cake to order for your guests.
Let your store know if you would like a “Take Away Box” for the top tier of your Wedding Cake, then pass this onto your wedding venue and ask them to ensure that the top tier of your cake is put away somewhere safe when you’ve cut it.
Chat with your local Ferguson Plarre
Go over these decisions with our team at your local Bakehouse and decide together what size cake you should order for the number of guests you expect to attend your wedding. Our team should be able to assist you in determining what size cake you should need for your wedding. We would suggest checking the number of servings per tier yourself to make sure you are ordering the right size.
When in doubt, ask if there are any cakes in the Bakehouse that you can look at to get a good idea of the size of cake that you might need. Hopefully this will cause no surprises on your big day.
Coordinate with Your Venue
Make sure that you tell the team at your venue how you would like your cake to be served. We highly recommend that you consult with whoever is in charge at your venue about cake slices, serving seconds, and saving the top cake tier for yourself.
If there is any leftover cake, tell your venue staff whether you want to save the extra cake or not. Most venues will throw away leftover cake if not advised otherwise. We would suggest giving the leftovers to your guests as parting gifts. Or, if you simply love cake like we do, you may want to take it home and enjoy all of it yourself.