Whether you are shopping for a wedding cake or simply a birthday cake, one thing that always comes to mind is the right amount of cake that will be enough for the guests. No one wants to order too much or too little during their event. An expert baker always knows the right amount of cake for a particular number of guests.
At Sweet Inspirations we make it our duty to understand our clients’ needs and deliver exactly as per their requirements. Here are some of the factors that determine the amount of cake your guests will require.
This is a no-brainer. Decide the number of guests you intend to invite and share with your baker to help you settle with the right amount of cake. A good baker is always more than ready to offer you free advice on the right amount of cake to cater to your guests.
The Round Cake
Round cakes often range between 5 to 12 inches and can be single or multi-layered. In case you intend to order a multi layered cake, bear in mind that a single 12 inch cake will serve approximately 25 guests. If you have about 50 guests, then three 10 inch cakes will comfortably suit your guests. Big parties of about 100 guests require at least six 10 inch cakes. Work around these numbers and you will never be disappointed.
Do you have sheet cakes in mind? Well, if you decide to go with this option, always keep in mind that serving sizes vary depending on how big you cut the slices. Quarter sheet cakes are approximately one quarter of the size of a full sheet cake. Usually the dimensions are 9 by 13 inches and may come in single or multiple layers. Quarter sheet cakes are normally rectangular in shape and often provide a nice option for additional graphics or messages.
Half sheet cakes are approximately 11 to 15 inches in size and usually serve 30 to 40 people for one layer. A full sheet cake is normally 18 by 24 inches in size and can comfortably cater for 70 to 80 people.
If you plan on serving other desserts besides the cake, ensure that you reduce the size of the cake. When you serve cookies and ice cream in addition to the cake, fewer people will come for second servings and therefore it would be wise to cut on the cake size.
You no longer have to worry about ordering too much or too little when you choose to work with Sweet Inspirations .