Good morning, everyone.
FH and I have met with one baker who makes amazing 4-layer cakes with 3 layers of filling. She would make a single tier, 8 inch cake for us to cut, a 1/4 sheet cake of the same cake (still 4 layers with the exact same fillings and frosting as the one we are cutting) and a 1/4 sheet of chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting to serve the guests. She said each 1/4 sheet is 55 servings and plus the single tier it is 136 total servings. All of this is built around our estimate of about 100 guests and is flexible. Is this okay or do we need to have 100 slices of each flavor?
I have also been emailing a lady who would do less impressive cake and other dessert options, like chocolate espresso cheesecake and mini pies or other fruit based dessert.
My questions are about portions. I think we will definitely go with the first "4layer" lady but if it is in budget to have the other lady just do the non-cake desserts. Would you use the 2.5 bites per person that caterers use for apps? Is that total or per dessert (do we need 250 total bites or 250 of each option)? Would you include the cake in the 2.5? My FMIL and best girlfriend both said they are pretty Meh on cake but are excited at the idea of cheesecake. (Though best girlfriend said she appreciates the fruit option and would probably go with that since she is fairly health conscious)
I know nobody will bitch if there is only cake but if we can swing the extra I would like to.
So please, Questions/Comments/Concerns?