Why is a wedding cake 3 tiers?
A traditional wedding cake has three tiers and each tier of a wedding cake has its own significance. Tradition has it that the bottom tier is for eating at the ceremony, the middle tier for distributing after the event, and the top tier was saved.
How is wedding cake different from regular cake?
Traditional wedding cakes usually have at least three tiers and feature a wedding cake topper on the top of the cake. The cake is cut by the newlyweds and guests are usually welcome to enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee during the wedding day, or they can take a slice home in a wedding cake box.
How big of a wedding cake do I need for 100 guests?
The average 12″ wedding cake serves 40-60 people. The 10″ cake on top of that serves 30-40 people and the 8″ cake on top of that serves 20-25 people. So a classic 3-tier cake with 12, 10, and 8 inch layers serves about 100 people.