Party Cake Cutting Guide

Party Cakes—1 1/2 x 2 in. Slices

Follow the diagrams to cut party cakes (from 3 to 6 in. high), but adjust for the larger party-size slices. For cakes shorter than 3 in. you will need to cut wider slices to serve a proper portion; even if a larger serving size is desired the order of cutting is still the same.

The number of servings listed are intended as a guide only and offer a small portion. If portions larger than 1 1/2”x2” are served, then you will have less servings than the chart indicates.


To cut round cakes, move in two inches from the cake's outer edge; cut a circle and then slice approximately 1 1/2 inch pieces within the circle. Now move in another 2 inches, cut another circle, slice approximately 1 1/2 inch pieces and so on until the cake is completely cut.

Note: 6 inch diameter cakes should be cut in wedges, without a center circle. Cut Petal and Hexagon cakes similar to round tiers.


To cut square cakes, move in 2 inches from the outer edge and top to bottom. Then slice approximately 1 1/2 inch pieces of cake. Now move in another 2 inches and slice again until the entire cake is cut.


Cut sheet cakes similar to square cakes.

Stubby Cakes

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