Cake Sizes

Deciding on what size cake you need can be tricky, so we've put together a guide below to help!

Serving Sizes

When choosing which size cake you will need, you first need to consider how your cake will be served at your event.

If you are having a cocktail wedding, or if dessert is already provided as part of your package and you wish to serve the cake with tea and coffee or for guests to take home then "Tea & Coffee Serves" (also known as canape serves) are the way to go. Tea & Coffee serves measure 1” wide x 1” thick x 3” tall

However if the cake is the only dessert being served at the event and it is to be served in a sit down fashion then you’ll want to ask for "Dessert Serves". Dessert serves measure 2” wide x 1” thick x 3” tall

Height

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive from clients regarding their wedding cake is “how tall will it be?” As there is no industry standard, please find below our cake sizes and the terminology we use to describe tier height.

We use two tier sizes at Creme de la Cakes; standard and extended.

Our standard tier height is approximately 6” tall. It is made of 4 layers of cake sandwiched together with ganache. A standard height tier is usually cut into two layers when serving. 

Our extended tier height is 9” tall. It is made of 6 layers of cake sandwiched together with ganache. Please note that due to the size of an extended tier, internal supports are used to stabilise your cake. An extended height tier is usually cut into three layers when serving. 

It is possible to mix standard and extended tier sizes to create a different look, as seen in the beautiful wedding cake below.

Wedding cake with mixed tier heights

Wedding cake with mixed tier heights

Width

At Creme de la Cakes, you’ll notice that our signature style is taller narrower cakes, rather than the old school ‘short and fat’ style.

We recommend the top tier of your cake be a maximum of 7” diameter for a 2 tier cake of 5-6” diameter for a 3+ tier cake.

What size cake will I need?

Not sure what size cake you need to serve all of your guests? Our Size & Price Guide is your friend! The guide shows you all the combinations of sizes that we make, how many servings they feed and pricing guides for a naked, buttercream and fondant finish!

*Pricing information contained in this article is provided as a guide only. Please contact us to receive an obligation free, personalised quote.