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6447 Frankford Ave / Philadelphia, PA 19135/ 215-624-7878

Cake Servings Chart

Cake sizes and recommended servings

The guidelines below are what we have found to be a good general aid for new customers in determining the size cake you will need.  Only you can judge how much your family and friends eat so adjust accordingly.  Often you can get more servings per cake than quoted here. This is a basic guide only. Many more combinations are possible.
 
Wedding & Custom Specialty Cakes
We rate the yield on OUR cakes to serve 5 people to the pound (3.2 oz. per slice) so for example if you have 100 guests you recommend a 20 lb. cake. (100 guests divided by 5 = 20)  If you wish to reserve the top tier for the couple to take home add 2-3 pounds to the total. Top tiers are typically 6" to 8" in size and 1.5 to 3 lbs. When you compare wedding cake prices always ask how much the cake will weigh, not just how many servings. Tier size for our wedding cakes average 4" high. The diameters are listed below
 
Round Tiers
2 tier wedding cakes start at 6 pounds (30 servings) using a 6" tier on a 10" tier.
3 tier wedding cakes start at 10 pounds (50 servings) using 6", 9", & 12" tiers.
4 tier wedding cakes start at 18 pounds (75 servings) using 6", 8", 10", & 12" tiers.
5 tier wedding cakes start at 22 pounds (110 sevings)
 
Square Tiers (some examples, not a strict guide)
2 tiers = 15 pounds (75 servings) 8" + 12"
3 tiers = 25 pounds (125 servings) 8" + 12" + 16"
4 tiers = 27 pounds (135) servings) 4" + 8" + 12" + 16"
 
Birthday & Party Cakes
Pound Cakes | Sheet Cakes | Layer Cakes | Custom Cakes

Pound Cakes Round (2.5" - 3" tall) Sold by the pound i.e. 2 lb., 3 lb, etc. (Size in inches is for reference)
(Plain, Marble, Chocolate Chip)

2 lb. (8")

8 - 12 servings

3 lb. (9")

12 - 18 servings

4 lb. (10")

16 - 24 servings

5 lb. (12")

20 - 30 servings

6 lb. (12")

25 - 35 servings

7 lb. (14")

30 - 40 servings

8 lb. (14")
35 - 45 servings
   
   
   

 

Sheets - Quarter, Half, Full, 75, Double (All flavor cakes in single height - 2" high)

1/4 sheet

approx. 12

1/2 sheet

25 - 30 servings

Full Sheet

50 - 60 servings

sheet for 75 (3" high)

75 - 80 servings

Double Sheet
(2 full sheets stacked)

100-120+ servings

 

Layer Cake - 2 layers in chocolate or vanilla cake. Sold by the size i.e. 8", 9", etc. (Typically 4" tall)

SIZE

Servings

8"

8 - 12

9"

14 - 18

10"

18 - 24

12"

22 - 30

 

Fancy Torte Cakes
Our more eleborate tortes are heavier for the same given sizes above. For example an 8" Carrot Cake may wiegh 3.5 pounds or more.

Basic Tiered Cakes in Pound Cake (NOT Wedding Cakes, these are lower 3" tiers.
There is less room for decoration on this cakes.
We offer these at a lower price per serving than Custom / Wedding Cakes.

5 pound - 25 servings - 8" on 10" tiers.

10 pound - 50 servings - 6", 9", & 12" tiers.

 

 

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