Suggested Cake Sizes

I am often asked how to work out how many serves you get when cutting a cake.
This varies if the cake is round or square or if the cake is going to be served as dessert or a smaller piece with coffee.
I also take into account if the cake is going to be cut by a professional/caterer or it is going to be a family cake. A professional will more than likely get more serves out of the cakes than I have listed below but I think these numbers are a good guide.
The number of cake serves also takes into account that sometimes parts of a cake can not be serve for example the corners usually have too much icing and not enough cake to be served and if the cake has several tiers then some cake is lost because of the internal piers/poles etc
My cakes are usually finished to a height of 4″ and are filled with rich ganache so even small cake portions are quite rich and delicious.

Dessert sized cake portions = 2″ x 1″ and coffee sized cake portions = 1″ x 1″.

Round cakes

tier size coffee dessert
5″              10            6
6″              15            8
7″             20           10
8″             30            15
9″             45            22
10″          60           30
11″          80           40
12″        100          50
14″        130          65          
16″         150        75

Square cakes

tier size coffee dessert
5″               20        10
6″               30        15
7″               40       20
8″                50       25
9″                60       30
10″             80       40
11″            100      50
12″            120      60
14″            150      75
16″            180      90

Source : Inspired by Michelle Cakes

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