Size & Price Guide

When searching for ideas on wedding cakes, it can be daunting as there are so many exquisite cakes to choose from, let alone to know what wedding cake size you will need to cater for all of your guests.

Note: Portions can vary depending on the individual and are based on average cake portions

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Portion guide for fruit cake

Size Round cake portions Square cake portions
13 cm (5in) 16 25
15cm (6in) 25 36
18cm (7in) 36 49
20cm (8in) 49 64
23cm (9in) 64 84
25cm (10in) 84 100
28cm (11in) 100 121
30cm (12in) 120 144
36cm (14in) 144 196
41cm (16in) 196 256

Portion guide for sponge cake

Size Round cake portions Square cake portions
13 cm (5in) 8 12
15cm (6in) 12 18
18cm (7in) 18 24
20cm (8in) 24 32
23cm (9in) 32 42
25cm (10in) 42 50
28cm (11in) 50 61
30cm (12in) 61 72
36cm (14in) 72 98
41cm (16in) 98 128

Let us be your guide

The price of wedding cakes will depend on many different factors such as complexity, number of tiers design and decoration.

Note: The prices below are simply a guideline.

Sponge Cake

  • 1 tier cake - £150-£250
  • 2 tier cake - £300-£350
  • 3 tier cake - £380-£400
  • 4 tier cake - £450 +

Chocolate Cake

  • 1 tier cake - £300
  • 2 tier cake - £350
  • 3 tier cake - £450
  • 4 tier cake - £550 +

When choosing your wedding cake remember that there are sometimes hidden costs involved. These could include the cost of assembling the cake at the wedding reception venue if you choose a large wedding cake, cake stand and knife hire.

Wedding cakes prices above are guideline prices only and will differ depending on your choice of cake maker as well as the size, style and type of decoration. If you are on a budget the cheapest wedding cake would be a single tier. Some people are afraid that a single tier will look too much like a birthday cake but stress not.... there will be a clear distinction if professionally decorated.