The moment the bride appears before she walks down the aisle is one of the most iconic moments of the wedding day. The moment the caterer appears carrying the sweetly decorated wedding cake is another one. Seriously, who doesn’t love cake?
As you start to plan what this decadent delight might look like you will be wondering how big it should be. So here is the lowdown on cake sizes and guest numbers.
We offer two tier wedding cakes sized 5 inches and 7 inches which feeds around 50-60 guests. Or we supply a three tiered wedding cake measuring 5 inches on top, 7 inches for the middle layer and 9 inches on the base. That will feed around 100 guests. If you need a cake with four tiers, we offer 5 inches, 7 inches, 9 inches and 11 inches if you have about 140-150 guests.
If you are having a small and intimate wedding, you can go for a single-tiered cake. Or if you want a two-tiered cake to look great in the photos, you can keep a tier aside to enjoy during the honeymoon or give guests sweet takeaway boxes so they can enjoy the cake the next day.
There are many styles to choose from minimalistic to elaborate to classic white to colorful creations. Chocolate towers, cakes decorated with strawberries and marshmallows, naked wedding cakes and marble icing cakes – choosing the size is the easy part!
If you end up with more guests than expected, don’t worry. Your caterer can cut the cake in small, medium or big slices so in the end there will be enough for everyone and also not wasted. You could also have cupcakes as extras if your numbers grew suddenly or you didn’t want to add another tier. We will always make sure everyone has their cake!
Since we are wedding experts we know some interesting facts about wedding cakes and guests. Out of all the moments on the wedding day, from the first kiss to the grand reception entrance and first dance, the cake cutting is one of the most popular. We can’t explain why guests get so hyped when the catering team appears with the cake that should be displayed in a nice area where guests can take photos. They dash to see the sweet treat decorated with fresh flowers, candles and a fancy cake topper. It seems like they like looking at the wedding cake, taking photos and waiting for the couple to cut the cake as much as they like tasting it.
The best time to cut the cake is after dinner towards the end of the formalities. That gives your guests time for their meal to settle and they will be ready for the tasty treat before they hit the dance floor. You don’t want to serve it too late because people might be dancing or drinking and not feel like sitting down to eat cake. Ask the venue staff to bring the cake out to be on display for about 30 minutes before you plan to cut it. That gives the photographer time to take photos and also the guests.
Two tiered cake: 5 & 7 inches: 50-60 guests
Three tiered cake: 5, 7 & 9 inches: around 100 guests
Four tiered cake: 5, 7, 9 & 11 inches: 140-150 guests