Cake Size and Portion Servings

A quick guide to help order the right size cake and how to cut into portions

I have many customers who enquire about a cake but are not sure what size cake they need or how to cut it into the right portion servings. This is a quick guide to help you make your decision and how to cut it to serve.

Most of my cakes are a standard size of around 4 inches tall. If you have ordered a taller cake then you will get more portions. Or if you like bigger portions then obviously you will get less portions than stated.


6 inch (15 cm) cake:              14 Dessert/28 Coffee

7 inch (18cm) cake:               18 Dessert/36 Coffee

8 inch (20cm) cake:              26 Dessert/52 Coffee

9 inch (22.5cm) cake:           30 Dessert/60 Coffee

10 inch (25cm) cake:             38 Dessert/76 Coffee

11 inch (27.5cm) cake:          47 Dessert/94 Coffee

12 inch (30cm) cake:             56 Dessert/114 Coffee


6 inch (15 cm) cake:              18 Dessert/36 Coffee

7 inch (18cm) cake:               24 Dessert/48 Coffee

8 inch (20cm) cake:              32 Dessert/64 Coffee

9 inch (22.5cm) cake:           40 Dessert/80 Coffee

10 inch (25cm) cake:             50 Dessert/100 Coffee

11 inch (27.5cm) cake:          60 Dessert/120 Coffee

12 inch (30cm) cake:             72 Dessert/144 Coffee


Standard dessert serves are 1 inch (2.5 cm) x 2 inches (5 cm) per slice

For Wedding coffee portions generally served after dessert, standard portions are 1 inch (2.5 cm) x 1 inch (2.5 cm)

If you need to discuss anything different to the above, please contact me.

Hand carved 3D cakes are different in portion serving and this will need to be dicussed to ensure the right size and servings. These cake take a lot more planning and time to make so are more expensive.


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