We at The House of Cakes bake in many different sizes and shapes. The smallest is the cupcake and the largest is about 2 meters.

Our smallest cake - the cupcake, serve one (minimum order is 12 pcs) and while in general guide a 16 inch cake serve 45 - but a sensible person might serve it to about 100 people.

HOW BIG IS A PIECE OF CAKE?

It depends on how you slice it. Everyone seems to have a different answer, so take a look to see what I recommend. The chart below shows different ways of slicing the cake sizes I offer - Party Style & Event Style. At home, we tend to cut the more generous Party Style slices (approximately 1.5" x 2"). At events, the caterers will usually cut the more moderate Event Style slices (approximately 1" x 2"). 

Keep your event & your guests in mind. Are they more likely to just want a bite or two? Are they going to want seconds? Will there be other desserts available? Are leftovers really a bad thing?


Here is our general guide for ROUND CELEBRATION CAKES:

cm 1 tier
diameter in cm height in cm portions
14 10 6
14 16 12
14 18 14
14 20 20
16 10 8
16 15 14
16 18 16
16 20 22
18 10 10
18 15 16
18 18 20
18 20 25
20 10 12
20 15 18
20 18 22
20 20 26
22 10 14
22 15 20
22 18 25
22 20 35
24 10 16
24 15 22
24 18 30
24 20 40
26 10 20
26 15 25
26 18 35
26 20 45
28 10 22
28 15 30
28 18 40
28 20 50

Height 10 cm:

32 cm / 12.5 inch - 30 portions

34 cm / 13 inch - 35 portions

36 cm / 14 inch - 40 portions

38 cm / 15 inch - 45 portions

40 cm / 16 inch - 50 portions

2 tier HEIGHT cm HEIGHT cm HEIGHT cm HEIGHT cm
diameter 10 15 18 20 HEIGHT cm
14 & 20 18 28 36 46 portions
14 & 22 20 30 39 55 portions
14 & 24 22 32 44 60 portions
diameter 10 15 18 20
16 & 22 22 34 41 57 portions
16 & 24 24 36 46 62 portions
16 & 26 28 39 51 67 portions
diameter 10 15 18 20
18 & 24 26 38 50 65 portions
18 & 26 30 40 55 70 portions
18 & 28 32 46 60 75 portions

3 tier cake sizes with height up to 12 cm per tier

3 tier cake to serve 35 – 14, 20 & 26 cm

3 tier cake to serve 50 – 18, 24 & 30 cm

3 tier cake to serve 70 – 22, 26 & 34 cm

3 tier cake to serve 100 – 24, 32 & 40 cm

EXAMPLE FOR WEDDING CAKES CUTTING GUIDE WHEN YOU PREFER TO KEEP THE COST DOWN



Square cakes - serving size per portion is approximately 4 cm x 8 cm

Minimum size for a sqaure cake serves 15.

15 servings - 22 x 22 cm

20 servings - 25 x 25 cm

Rectangular cakes - serving size per portion is approximately 4 cm x 8 cm

20 servings - 35 x 25 cm

40 servings - 50 x 25 cm

50 servings - 55 x 35 cm

110 servings - 70 x 50 cm

150 servings - 80 x 60 cm

200 servings - 90 x 70 cm

250 servings - 1 m x 80 cm

380 servings - 1.1 x 1.1 m

And here are some guidelines how different ways of cutting the cake will make it more or less portions: