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Cake size guide

What to consider when deciding cake sizes?

Deciding how much cake for your wedding is confusing as so many factors involve in determining correct cake sizes. Below is the list of all factors to consider:

Guest count and service style

Estimating guest counts is the first step to choose a cake size. Besides, service style also affects your total number of servings. For a plated slice served to each guest right after their meal, you’ll want to be sure you have enough cake to deliver that same slice to everybody. If you’re planning to cut the cake just before or during a dance party, not all guests would want a piece of cake, but some guests may wish for a second or third piece to try out each flavor.

 

Additional Desserts

In recent years, dessert tables have become very popular thanks to its aesthetic look and variations. While a wedding cake may serve as the centerpiece of your wedding, the addition of other treats, such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and even candies, provide guest with a feast for the eyes and tastes. This will decrease the amount of cake you actually need. Consider offering each guest one and a half items where it’s a slice of cake or other treat. 

 

Saving the Top Tier

If you plan on following the timeless tradition of saving the top tier of your wedding cake for your first anniversary, don’t include the top tier when figuring out how many servings you need.

 

Decorations and Aesthetic

If there is a certain style of cake that you like, the serving sizes of the cake become less important. To pull off the decoration, you will need to get a certain number of tiers which you may end up with a cake larger than what you need to serve your guest, or may have less cake servings, and will need to have a dessert table or additional cake(s) to cater all your guests. 

A breakdown of wedding cake sizes

Most popular combinations

6x8

6"

8"

40 servings

6x8x10

6"

8"

10"

78 servings

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6"

8"

10"

12"

134 servings

Other cake combinations

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6"

10"

8"

10"

4"

6"

8"

52 servings

8x10x12

8"

10"

12"

120 servings

64 servings

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4"

6"

8"

10"

84 servings

46 servings

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4"

6"

8"

10"

12"

140 servings

Each caterer may cut cakes differently, but generally, a slice of wedding cake is 4” tall, 1” thick, and 2” wide. Check out ANA CAKE CO approximately of number of servings below for better understanding: 

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4"

6"

8"

10"

12"

6 servings

14 servings

26 servings

38 servings

56 servings

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