The Cake Doctor

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The Cake Doctor

Cake Portion Guide

When I ask customers what size cake they require, the majority of people reply, "I don't know!"

The actual size of cake that is required depends on several factors:

  • how many people is it to serve?
  • what type of cake is it? - you get less slices per cake with sponge cakes.
  • are you serving it as a dessert?
  • do you want standard slice sizes or something more generous?

Below is a rough guide to helping you decide on the size of cake you require.

Fruit cake portion guide

The usual slice size for fruit wedding cakes is 1" x 1".

Cake size

Round cakes

(portions)

Square cake

(portions)

6"

25

35

8"

40

50

10"

70

90

12"

110

130

Sponge cake portion guide

The usual slice size for sponge wedding cakes is 2" x 1". You might like to have larger slices for Birthday cakes.

Cake size

Round cakes

(portions)

Square cake

(portions)

6"

12

18

8"

25

30

10"

35

50

12"

56

70

Hope that helps!