Wedding Serving Size???

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HG0265 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 10:26am
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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.

Thanks.

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jhuntl01 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 11:48am
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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.

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HG0265 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 12:08pm
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Thanks jhuntl01

Anyone else!!

Now I really don't know what size I should be offering.

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leah_s Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 12:14pm
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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.

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HG0265 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:19pm
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Anyone else have any suggestions!! Sorry for going on about this.

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brincess_b Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:44pm
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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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HG0265 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:56pm
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Thanks a lot Princess-b

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Renaejrk Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 5:23pm
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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.

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mandirombold Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 5:23pm
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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

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 5:53pm
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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.

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Cakechick123 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 6:25pm
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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 icon_smile.gif

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HG0265 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 9:14am
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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.

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