If any of you are like me, you worry about serving enough food at social gatherings. With David's birthday coming up, I have been researching to find out how much food we should make for our guests. I have found a few helpful charts which were great, but none of them really encompassed all the types of food I wanted to serve. I got tired of going back and forth between 3-4 different sources, so I decided to combine them all along with some info I found on wilton.com and cater it to our party. Hopeful this chart helps you out as well.
Now you might be wondering, how on earth can an 8 inch round cake feed 20?! I wondered the same thing. I always cut my cakes into wedges, so I'd imagine an 8 inch cake feeding around 12-16 depending on how big you make the pieces.
I got the serving numbers on the cake from wilton.com. For "party cakes" they recommended 1 1/2" x 2" pieces. So these would definitely be smaller size portions. If you want to dish our bigger portions then you will need to buying a larger cake than the guide states.
To get the recommended serving size you must cut an inner circle 2" from the outer edge and then slice 1 1/2" pieces within the circle and then, if you have a larger cake, move in another 2" and repeat until cake is completely cut.
Square and rectangular cakes are a lot easier. Just cut in 2" x 1 1/2" slices and serve.
We are keeping it simple with a rectangular cake and smaller pieces because we will also be serving brownies, cookies, and rice crispy treats.
Happy Party Planning!!
Be sure to check out my post on 10 easy steps to plan a stress free first birthday party!