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The BIG Day: How To Choose A Wedding Cake Size

Custom wedding cakes are a beautiful way to celebrate your big day. They can also be one of the most difficult parts of planning that day. How do you know what size to get? What flavor? How many tiers? What colors for the frosting? With so many decisions, you might default to trying to figure out the size first, since that seems to be the easiest. Then you look at the different charts and realize they all give you different information. How do you choose a size?

You start by making a few simple decisions and then talking to our custom cake bakery.

Keep the top layer for yourself?

When deciding what size cake to order, remember that the top tier is reserved for the bride and groom. Traditionally, you would freeze this layer and eat it on your one-year anniversary. This isn’t recommended, as it will be freezer burnt long before that day arrives. However, you should still keep it and take it home to enjoy the day after your wedding.

What size slices do you plan to offer?

Cake slices can be made in a variety of sizes, from very thin slices that are less than an inch thick to thicker slices that are two or more inches thick. The thicker the slice, the larger the cake will need to be to feed all your guests.

Traditionally, a higher-end venue offers thinner slices, while a more casual wedding will offer thicker, more-like-home slices. Ultimately, the decision is yours. Make sure that whoever will cut the cake knows what size slices you want to ensure that you don’t run out of cake.

Will you offer seconds?

Everyone loves our custom wedding cakes. Given the choice, many people will go back for seconds. It’s your day, and your cake, so you need to decide if you want to offer your guests a second slice. If you do, you may want to go with thinner slices to allow for a smaller cake, or plan on a larger cake to allow for seconds.

The wedding cakes designed and created by our Apex cake bakery come in many sizes and shapes. Once you decide on slice size and seconds, you can talk to your custom cake bakery about their custom wedding cakes. It will be much easier to determine the size you need and you can move on to the fun stuff, such as choosing colors and tastings.