Wedding Cake Size

We’re so pleased to introduce the next guest post (with lots of sound advice on wedding cake sizes!) from Jaclyn of Ivory and Rose… 

Following on from our Wedding Cake Portion Sizes post, we are now going to talk about the actual size of your wedding cake.

It can be very difficult to see from wedding cake images and display cakes at wedding fairs how much cake you will get when it is cut up. If you have an all sponge wedding cake you will have less portions than if you have a combination of fruit and sponge tiers.


Most wedding cake designers have portion size charts on their websites. During your consultation you can tell your designer the size of slices you would like and they should then be able to tell you the size of cake which will best suit you.


Wedding Cake Size

There are a few things to consider when thinking about cake sizes:

Would you like every guest to have a slice of cake? Or put another way, do you think every guest will eat a slice of cake?

Will you be substituting your sit down dessert with cake? There will need to be a slice of cake plated for every guest.

What time of the day are you going to be eating the cake? After the ceremony, with a glass of bubbly, where you only have a few guests? Or much later in the evening, where everyone is a little hungry again?

What other sugary things are you giving guests during the day? Mixing up a smaller cake with other sugary treats is a fun idea and you might not want as much cake.


If you think someone might like this useful info for their wedding cake, please share it with them!

Till next time,

Jacs x

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February 16, 2014 | By | Reply More

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