Cake Cutting Guide

Generous Servings are approximately 4" tall by 4" by 2" slices.  This is the cake slice size we recommend for smaller cakes or if only dessert is being served (and larger servings are desired).  This is the size of cake by the slice that we offer occasionally as a Daily Sweet option.  

Standard Servings are approximately 4" tall by 3" by 1 1/2" slices.  When ordering a party cake to feed a crowd, we typically recommend standard size servings.  (The more guests you have, the more likely it is that not everyone will want a generous slice of cake).  If you see us describing a cake as providing a range of servings, like a 6"8" tiered cake that serves 28-38, we are talking about 28 Standard Servings or up to 38 Event-Style Servings.  

Event-Style Servings or wedding-size servings are approximately 4” tall by 2” by 1” slices. This smaller slice is still a nice size serving after a meal or finger food. This is the serving size we recommend for weddings.  If only dessert is being served and larger servings are desired, we recommend cutting servings twice as large (Generous Servings), or 1 1/2 times as large (Standard Servings).

Cutting Tiered Cakes: For smaller tiered cakes you may cut the tiers from the top down. There is a cake board under each cake, which will tell you when to stop your knife. After those slices are gone, you may remove the cake board and start on the next tier.  Remove wooden dowels as you see them (they are hard to miss!). For taller tiered cakes, you may wish to remove the top tiers and cut them on the table. 

(A 6 inch cake is not pictured above, but may be sliced traditionally into 14 small wedges for event-style servings.)

Cutting Round Cakes (Event-Style Servings):
Move in two inches from the tier's outer edge; cut a ½ circle halfway around the cake and then slice 1 in. pieces within the circle on the cake's outer edge. Follow with the other side of the cake, making a second ½ circle and cutting the remaining 1” pieces on the outer edge. You now have a smaller cake to work with.  Now move in another 2 inches, cut another 1/2 circle, slice 1 in. pieces and so on until the tier is completely cut. The center core of each cake can be cut into 3rds, 4ths, and 6ths, depending on size.