Having an event and need to know how much dessert to order? Well, let me assist you! There are quite a few things to take into account, but when it's all said and done, if you know your group of people and their dessert habits well, that will help you. Do they see different flavors and want to try them all? Or are they reserved and take one dessert and call it good?
When it's a smaller more intimate party, you will probably know better, but if it's a wedding, there will probably be quite a number of people who's dessert habits you are unaware of. That's ok. We'll figure it out. If the crazy dessert monger shows up, you will be prepared! And they will not steal all the tasty desserts you have worked so hard to procure.
So here we go! To start, here is a wonderful chart that will help you know how many servings that cake you ordered will serve. Round cakes and square cakes comin up.
Make sure to note the numbers on the right side will be serving size normal for any event other than a wedding. The left side is what's left up to the professional cake cutters for weddings.
Sameo sameo but square cake version. If you order a star shaped cake I'm not sure I can help you...
And in case you are doing the dirty work yourself of cutting the cake, here is a guide for getting the most out of your cake! Or....here is a way to get yourself half the cake and still feed the rest of your guests. No worries, secret safe with me!
Yay for circles and triangles!
Now super important information. How many servings to order per person. What you order will make a big difference of how much to order. This is a fantastic chart, but keep in mind those guests that will take one of every flavor. Because there is no security (although you may want to think about it) and they can.
I had a bride who didn't even get to eat the cake or cupcakes because guests were taking one of every flavor of cupcake. So, yes I agree having cupcakes at your event allows you to have lots of super amazing flavors, but just make sure you order enough for your guests to have cupcakes till their bellies are content.
So! Now I hope you feel more prepared to make delicious decisions about your next event. And of course ordering from yours truly, I will help you make sure you have enough for everyone, including yourself, and perhaps have some leftovers. You know you want leftovers. I hope you found this very informative and now you are ready for the dessert world!