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Wedding Cake Cutting Guide

This chart shows how to cut popular shaped wedding tiers into pieces approximately 1 in. x 2 in. by two layers high (about 4 in.).  Even if you prefer a larger serving size, the order of cutting is still the same.
 
The first step in cutting is to remove the top tier and then begin the cutting with the 2nd tier followed by the 3rd, 4th, and so on.  The top tier is usually saved for the first anniversary so it is not figured into the serving amount.
 
Round tiers:  Move in two inches from the tier's outer edge.  Cut a circle and then slice 1 in. pieces within the circle.  Now move in another 2 in. and cut another circle slicing 1 in. pieces and so on until the tier is completely cut.  The center core of each tier and the small top tier can be cut into halves, 4ths, 6ths, and 8ths, depending on size.
 
Petal-shaped tiers:  Cut similar to round tiers as the diagram shows.
 
Hexagon tiers:  Cut similar to round tiers.
 
Heart-shaped tiers:  Divide the tiers vertically into halves, quarters, sixths or eighths.  Within rows, slice one inch pieces of cake.
 
Square tiers:  Move in 2 in. from the outer edge and cut across. Then slice another 2 in. and slice again until the entire tier is cut.
 
Oval tiers:  Move in 2 in. from the outer edge and cut across.  Then slice 2 in. pieces of cake.  Now move in another 2 in. and slice again until the entire tier is cut.
 

Cutting Chart Coming Soon!