Portion Guide

Wedding cake portions are traditionally served 1"x 1" for fruit cake and 1" x 2" for sponge cake. Dessert servings are generally double these sizes.

The portions shown below are given only as a guide, as everybody has different ideas as to what constitutes the perfect sized portion of cake! These portions shown below assume that the cake is correctly cut in order to obtain the maximum number of portions.

Fruit cake

The fruit cake portion guide is based on 1"x1" square slices, which is the traditional size serving for wedding cakes. You should allow extra if you want larger portions, for example if the fruit cake is to be served as a Christmas cake or birthday cake.  

 

Round

portions

 FRUIT CAKE

Square

portions

6"

30

6"

36

7"

32

7"

49

8 "

50

8 "

64

9"

56

9"

81

10"

80

10"

100

11"

100

11"

121

12"

112

12"

144



Sponge Cake 

The sponge cake portion guide is based on a 2”x1" slice, which is the traditional size serving for wedding cakes.  You should allow extra if you want larger portions, for example if the sponge cake is to be served as a birthday cake or other celebration cake.  

 

Round

portions

SPONGE

CAKE 

Square

portions

6"

15

6"

18

7"

23

7"

24

8 "

25

8 "

32

9"

32

9"

40

10"

40

10"

50

11"

50

11"

60

12"

56

12"

72