Worried that your wedding cake might be too big or – even worse – too small to feed the whole wedding party? Perhaps you’re planning to serve it as pudding, but aren’t sure there’ll be enough to go round?
Your first point of call should be a baker or professional cake maker who will be able to give you a clear idea of exactly what size your dream wedding cake needs to be.
A lot depends on what your cake is made of – and whether you plan to serve it with coffee or as a dessert in its own right. As a general rule, expect a rich sponge cake to feed around twice as many at your wedding as a lighter sponge.
‘A one-tier 12″ cake will feed 55 wedding guests (or 35 as dessert). Two tiers, measuring 12″ and 8″, will feed 80 wedding guests (50 for dessert); and three tiers of 12″, 10″ and 8″ will serve 120 guests (90 for dessert,’ says Purita Hyam from chocolateweddingcakes.co.uk.