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:

Round Cakes
16 cm / 6 inch - 8 portions
18 cm / 7 inch - 10 portions
20 cm / 8 inch - 12 portions
22 cm / 8.5 inch - 14 portions
24 cm / 9.5 inch - 16 portions
26 cm / 10 inch - 20 portions
28 cm / 11 inch - 22 portions
30 cm / 12 inch - 25 portions
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 cakes sizes
2 tier to serve 20 – 14 & 20 cm
2 tier to serve 25 – 18 & 24 cm
2 tier to serve 30 – 18 & 26 cm
2 tier to serve 35 – 22 & 28 cm
2 tier to serve 40 – 24 & 32 cm
3 tier cake sizes

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

3 tier cake to serve 50 -   16, 22, 28 cm

3 tier cake to serve 60 – 16, 24 & 32 cm
3 tier cake to serve 70 – 18, 26 & 34 cm
3 tier cake to serve 100 – 24, 32 & 40 cm
 


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


For higher round cakes:

cm1 tier
diameter in cmheight in cmportions
14106
141612
141814
142020
16108
161514
161816
162022
181010
181516
181820
182025
201012
201518
201822
202026
221014
221520
221825
222035
241016
241522
241830
242040
261020
261525
261835
262045
281022
281530
281840
282050
2 tierHEIGHT cmHEIGHT cmHEIGHT cmHEIGHT cm
diameter10-12151820HEIGHT cm
14 & 2018283646portions
14 & 2220303955portions
14 & 2422324460portions
diameter10-12151820
16 & 2222344157portions
16 & 2424364662portions
16 & 2628395167portions
diameter10-12151820
18 & 2426385065portions
18 & 2630405570portions
18 & 2832466075portions