If you’re a guest at a birthday party, there is one question that typically looms in your mind: How big should my cake be? The answer to this question can vary depending on the size of the event. For example, if it’s an intimate gathering with just family and close friends, you might want to go for a simpler cake that will feed four or six people.
On the other hand, if it’s a larger get-together with many guests from out of town who have travelled far to celebrate their friend’s special day, then you may consider going for something more extravagant so everyone has plenty of slices left over after the time comes to cut the cake!
If you’re not sure how to estimate the size of the cake to order for your upcoming birthday celebration, then here are some tips to use:
1. Determine the number of guests in your party.
A lot goes into planning a birthday party, but one thing that should be decided before anything else is how many guests you want at your event. Keep in mind this number will determine not just what type of cake to buy or whether it has any surprise elements- so make sure there’s room for everyone who wants to come.
Keep in mind that the more guests there are going to be at your event and the more elaborate their cake will need flavourings or decorations for each one-on-one slice that they take home with them after enjoying themselves on this special occasion; then getting those supplies can help make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.
2. Consider the shape of the cake pan.
Another factor to consider when planning your birthday cake is the shape of the cake. Birthday cakes in Singapore are usually round or rectangular; these will just be sculpted by the baker according to the client’s order during decoration.
A single layer cake can be as small and simple, or it could take many different flavours to satisfy your guests. An 8-inch round of chocolate frosting is enough for those who love sweet treats on their birthday/ However, if you are looking for something more elaborate then consider making a 12-inch layered masterpiece that will feed 25 people comfortably but make sure there’s room because this type makes about 50 servings when cut into slices.
You can make a single layer cake or many layers. This will affect how much servings you get per cake, so it’s best to do some math before deciding what size is right for your event and number of people who are coming.
3. Are you going to serve additional desserts?
If you’re thinking of serving other desserts besides the cake, make sure to decrease your desired size accordingly. Most people won’t come for seconds or want smaller pieces if there are cookies and ice cream available as well – so keep this into account when planning out what kind of birthday celebration will be in store!
4. Go for cupcakes.
Cupcakes are becoming a favourite alternative to birthday cakes in Singapore.
Cupcakes are the perfect backup measure when you’re planning an event and end up with too few or more than what was expected. You can serve cupcake slices instead of whole cakes, which means no cutting necessary! Make some extras just in case people want seconds (and don’t forget to take photos before they’ve had their fill).