Are wedding cake slices always served at 1" X 1" regardless of whether it is a fruit/vanilla/chocolate cake or do you always ask the client if they want larger slices?
I'm starting up a home business and not sure how to go about it.
Having said that, when I got married 5 years ago, I don't remember them asking me about the cake slices!! Have I answered my own question?
I would really appreciate your help.
Wedding cake slices are actually 1" x 2" x 4". I tell all my potential brides up front and show them how big that is. To be honest I do not off any other options and have never been asked for bigger slices. I have read on here that some offer different slice options though.
Now I really don't know what size I should be offering.
The OP is from the UK. Their slices are different sized from US slices. They offer either a "coffee size" 1 X 1 X 1 or a "dessert size" which is closer to the US size.
Anyone else have any suggestions!! Sorry for going on about this.
fruit cake slices are, i believe 1x1 (because its richer), sponge is still 1x2. that tends to be what uk and us cake makers do, from what i have read.
you tell the client what size your cakes are designed to be sliced at. if they then tell you they want to serve bigger portions, they tell you - and as the professional, you tell them that unless the cake is the dessert, its not necessary, but its up to them, here's the price for a larger cake....
its worth looking into the business gateway site, and other business start up sites. also look for the british s u g a r c r a f t guild - great lot, and the message board, being british, can be of more specific help re business stuff.
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Thanks a lot Princess-b
You set the standard size and if they want to eat double that they they have to buy double the servings. A standard size here is 8 cubic inches, which is typically 1x2x4 for wedding cakes, though some are 6 inches high so you can adjust for that - more like 1.5x1x6. If it is a shorter cake, then you adjust the width so they get 8 cubic inches. I don't know about the fruit cake and being richer, but I would say you should charge for the standard size and if they want them smaller then they could just buy less servings.
a wedding serving is 1x2x4 I do not offer a bigger serving. if they want to cut it bigger they can it will just serve less ppl
My standard wedding slice (whether fruit or sponge) is 1x2xheight of cake (which can be anywhere from 4-6in). Occasionally I have couples asking for 1.5x2xheight of cake slices because they want to serve it for dessert, but they still pay for the standard wedding size equivalent slices. For example I made a 6-8-10 for a couple who wanted to serve larger dessert sizes (58 servings), but they still paid for the 76 standard wedding slices that cake serves.
I quote them on 1x1x4 for a fruit cake slice and the standard 1x2x4 on sponge cake. I have this in my contract and I explain it to my brides. Like OP said, if they want o cut it bigger they must buy more cake
Thank you for your help everyone. It's put my mind at rest. I'll offer 1X1X3 for a fruit cake and 1X2X3 for any other cake, unless they ask for larger slices. At least now, I'll be able to work out how much cake they'll need.