As is the case with many things in life, “it depends”. There are many factors that go into that decision. Here are just a few of the things you must consider.
- What is your budget? The first question is always going to be, what’s your budget. All FGK cakes are uniquely created for your event. We are not able to compete with box stores such as Costco, Harris Teeter, or Giant. See my page about pricing.
- Is the cake going to be a simple dessert or is the cake going to make a statement? If you are asking for a custom cake with a custom design, the cake might need to be larger to accommodate the decorations. FGK is able to help you with those decisions.
- How many people are attending the event? Are you serving to everyone or are guests going to grab a piece at their leisure? You’d be surprised at how far a cake will go at a party. If you are looking to minimize “leftovers” or stay within a budget, FGK would be happy to help you come up with the correct size cake for you event.
In general FGK relies on the Cake Baking & Serving Guide from Wilton. Also, you need to keep in mind that a typical serving size is probably much smaller than you might be used to seeing. For instance, according to Wilton, a 10 inch, round two-layer cake can serve as many as 30-33 people. However, the cake must be cut in a certain way in order to achieve this number. Most people are used to cutting a round cake like pizza or pie. However, those cake slices are larger than a typical serving size (again, according to Wilton).
Serving Size (According to Wilton)
- Party-Size: 1.5 inch x 2 inch
- Wedding-Size: 1 inch x 2 inch
Here is an example of how you would a slice a 10 inch round cake if you wish to maximize the number of slices. (adapted from Wilton)