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I frequently get asked how many people a cake will serve… And my answer is always the same… ‘It depends on how you slice the cake.’

For my family, I cut BIG slices! Haha. For others trying to feed many people at a birthday party or wedding, smaller slices make more sense.

Let’s talk type of cake and type of knife…

  • To slice a layer cake, use a long and thin knife, cut with a gentle sawing motion.
  • To slice a fluffy cake (i.e. angel food cake), use a serrated knife and saw very gently to cut through the cake.
  • To slice a cheesecake, rinse the knife in very hot water before slicing and dry on a paper towel. This helps prevent the knife from sticking or tearing the cheesecake.

Below are some visuals to show how you could slice a 6″ round, 9″ round, and 9×13 sheet cake (those are the sizes I offer):

A 6″ round cake could serve 4-8, depending on how big or small you want the slices.
A 9″ round cake could serve 10-18, depending on how big or small you want the slices.
A 9×13 sheet cake could serve 18-54, depending on how big or small you want the slices.

I hope this helps!! 🙂