When I work out how many servings you can get from a cake it is always based upon a party size piece for each serving. This is a 2 inch by 1 inch piece of cake.
To give you an idea of how many portions you can get from each size cake below there are a couple of handy sketches that will help you decide how big your cake will need to be.
Depth of your tiers can of course vary. The standard depth of our cakes from Orange Rabbit Cakes is 4 – 4.5 inches but your design may require different depth tiers. This is not a problem and can be discussed during the consultation meeting. When it comes to portioning though, it just means you will be a little more generous with your guests if you decide to have deeper tiers.
For some designs, there is the ‘super tier’ option. These are tiers that are over 6 inches in height. These bad boys are two cakes, doweled and stacked together, then iced to look like one tier. Again this can be discussed in your consultation meeting if this is something you would like to incorporate into your design.
Carved cakes are a little different and we will make our calculations on an individual basis based upon the shape and size of the design.
Please note that not everyone cuts their cakes in exactly the same way. This is a guide only to inform you of the amount of servings you will receive. It also plays a part in the calculations of the cost of your order.
One thing I do hear a lot from clients is, “not everyone will have a piece”. My response is, “you’re right, they won’t, but I bet at least one of your guests will have a couple of pieces”.
As a rule, I would suggest to cater for the amount of guests that you are inviting to your event.
If you are inviting a large number of guests but wish to keep costs down you can order a cutting cake. This is one cake or more in a flavour of your choice that guests will not see and is used only to portion up along side your showpiece design. Cutting cakes work out a little bit cheaper as they are simply finished with a coating of sugar paste.