CHOOSING THE SIZE OF WEDDING CAKE
So, what size wedding cake should you order?
The colour scheme has all been agreed and the style decided upon, now for the hardest part...how many tiers, what size and what shape is your wedding cake going to be?
There are lots of things that'll determine how much wedding cake you need. Here are some tips to help you decide:
NUMBER OF GUESTS
First things first, the most obvious factor, how many guests are you expecting to attend your wedding?
Some people opt for small, intimate affairs with only their nearest and dearest present on the big day. Whereas others decide on larger affairs inviting the whole family, friends and rest of their town. Either way, you'll want to make sure that every one of your guests receives a piece of your wedding cake.
Top tip - If you have your eyes set on a grand 5 tier masterpiece, but are only having a small number of guests and want to avoid any leftover cake. Ask your cake maker if it's possible to have fake, dummy tiers. These are made from styrofoam and give the same impression as cake, without the cake waste!
Many brides/grooms choose to save some of their wedding cake for those guests who are unable to accept their wedding invitation and attend their reception and give it to them as a small gift. This should be taken into account when calculating the exact number of guests.
ROOM FOR EXTRAS
Another thing to bare in mind is although you believe you've got your guest list down to a T, your number of guests may actually be larger than expected on the day. With guests turning up who have not RSVP'd, initially declined your invitation or attending with a +1 unexpectedly.
Although not true guest etiquette, there's always one person who gets a little greedy and asks for wedding cake seconds too.
Make sure you consider these additional factors when penning down your numbers as no one wants to be left short.
AVERAGE WEDDING CAKE SLICE
The total amount of servings your wedding cake allows for, depends on the type of sponge and also the slice sizes.