Cake Calculator – How Much Cake to Order
We recently hosted a farewell party for a colleague and the common question that stared at all of us was “How much cake should we order”
Cake is a common factor in most of the celebratory parties such Wedding’s, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bachelor or Bachelorette parties etc. Once a list of guests has been finalised the next most important question is “How much cake should I order”. Order too much and you will end up too much leftovers where as order too
little, and you might find yourself embarrassed for not having enough for everyone.
There are many different ways to arrive at the “Magical” number however I have listed down some of the pointers that worked for me.
Number of Guests
Decide on the number of guests you are having at the party, it would be more helpful if this was categorised as adults and children. Adjust the potion size as adults can have slightly bigger slices of cake in comparison to children.
Depending on the occasion, list down the number of any other desserts that you will be serving besides cake. Lower your cake potion to reflect this as most people will not come for seconds. Also, in this situation people will prefer smaller pieces .
As a thumb rule, a typical cake slice weighs in at about 50 g to 70 g depending on the skill of the cake cutter. So this number multiplied by the number of guests would give the “Magical” number of how much cake should be ordered.
Do consider in investing in a few disposable take home boxes to put in leftover cake and desserts. This will not only keep the cake from winding up on your waistline, but ensure that everyone had a chance to sample of the delicious desserts.
In the end, I would like to state that the above are just some guidelines; please go ahead with your own estimating technique which might have helped you earlier.
Fellow bakers or customers…. help me out here!! Do share your thoughts in the comments below and let me know your tips or guidelines.
When all else fails talk to our experts from www.warmoven.in who can further guide you with your ordering process.