Finger portions are 1” (width) x 1” (depth) x height of cake and yield double the number of servings.**
It goes without saying that the number of guests attending your wedding plays a big part in the size of your cake. With the average size wedding being between 50-100 guests, couples often decide to have a cake large enough to feed everyone. However, it is important to remember that not everyone will eat cake (crazy, I know!), so you could reduce the number of servings by as many as 20 portions and still feed all of your guests.
You may not have thought about it, but your venue will and should have some influence on the design and size of your cake. It should be a beautiful compliment to your style and also that of it’s setting. A larger cake would be more suited to a wedding held in a stately home or venue with tall ceilings and grand features. The point is to think carefully about whether your cake will be overshadowed or accentuated by its surroundings.
Couples who are having a modest wedding but still want their cake to make an impact, can incorporate dummy tiers into their design to add extra height and grandeur. The dummy tiers are decorated in exactly the same way as the rest of the cake, so your guests will have no idea! This option is not as expensive as 5 tiers of cake and you get the number of portions you require. All you need to do is remember which tier is the dummy before cutting into it!
4. Portion Size
If you are in love with your dream cake but are on a budget, there is a way to have your cake and eat it! Why not consider smaller portion sizes? Instead of the usual dessert size portion, you can have your caterer or whoever is cutting your cake, cut finger size portions (1” x 1” x height of the cake). That way, you get the cake that you want, at an affordable price and large enough to feed the masses.
5. Main Dessert
The normal portion size for wedding cakes are 1” x 2” x height of the cake. At most weddings, the meal includes a main dessert. If this is the case for you, you could afford to go for smaller portion sizes which will mean more cake for your money. If you are serving the wedding cake as your dessert then you should opt for the normal portion size and accommodate for each guest.
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