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Portion Guide

The amount of portions you get from a cake differs depending on whether it is round or square, if it is served as a main dessert or as a buffet sized portion and of course who cuts the cake!

Please see below for a portion guide of our most frequently requested cake sizes.

Ordinarily our cake tiers are 3.5 inches deep and our servings are based on either finger sized portions (1 x 1 x 3.5 inches) or dessert portions (1 x 2 x 3.5 inches).



The table is just a guide, the number of portions will depend on how the cake is cut... you may get more or less pieces. 

The diagram below shows how we recommend cutting your cake







When cutting your cake, please note the following:

  • Your cakes need to be cut with care. Fruit cakes and carrot cakes could crumble if not handled carefully. 

  • It is advisable to use a long bladed serrated knife, which must be SHARP - the ornamental cake cutting knives used for photos are usually nowhere near sharp enough.

  • Use a sawing action with the serrated blade - don't just push the knife downwards - and make sure to cut all the way to the base board.

  • After each cut use a clean damp cloth to clean and moisten the blade - this will help stop the knife dragging on the cake crumb.

Portion guide sizes are:

Fruit Cake 2.5cm (1 inch) square
Sponge Cake 5cm x 2.5cm (2 inch x 1 inch)

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