– Portions

Each cake tier is on average 5″ tall.

A standard wedding cake portion is 1″ x 1″.  This is normally a sufficient portion size for your guests.

However, if you would like your wedding cake to double as a dessert or just like larger portions I would suggest a 1″ x 2″ portion or bigger.

The larger the portions needed, the bigger the cake / the more cake tiers needed.

Here are a few examples of portions (based on 1″ x 1″ portions):

3-tier (8″/6″/4″) 3-tier (9″/7″/5″)
Feeds 70 people Feeds 85 people
4-tier (11″/9″/7″/5″) 4-tier (12″/10″/8″/6″)
Feeds 165 people Feeds 210 people
5-tier (11″/9″/7″/5″/3″) 5-tier (12″/10″/8″/6″/4″)
Feeds 170 people Feeds 220 people