CAKE SIZES

The table below gives a guide to the approximate number of portions to the size of cake.  This should make it easier to choose the size of cake you require for your number of guests (obviously allowing a little extra for those who may require second helpings!!).

Type Fruit Cake Sponge Cake
Size Square Round Square Round
5″ 15 – 20 10 – 15 10 – 12 6 – 8
6″ 25 – 30 20 – 25 15 – 18 10 – 12
7″ 35 – 40 30 – 35 20 – 25 15 – 20
8″ 45 – 55 40 – 50 30 – 32 20 – 25
9″ 65 – 75 55 – 65 30 – 40 25 – 30
10″ 80 – 90 70 – 80 40 – 50 30 – 40
11″ 95 – 115 85 – 95 50 – 60 40 – 45
12″ 120 – 130 100 –110 60 – 70 45 – 55

 

The above is an average guide only.  Caterers cutting a wedding cake will generally cut pieces of cake either 1” square or 1” x 2”, a child’s birthday cake, for example, is generally cut into larger slices.