Serving Sizes: Dessert Serves & Coffee Serves

At Passiontree Velvet, we offer our cakes based on dessert serves (or portions) which means everyone can get a generous slice of our cake! However, coffee serves do exist and they are approximately half the size of our dessert serves.

This means, if you’re planning to order a cake to serve after a 3-course meal (with drinks) when most of your guests are pretty chuffed, it may be a good idea to consider coffee serves instead of dessert serves. For buffets and dessert tables, dessert serves are a more generous offering and, if you do end up with leftovers, place them in an air-tight container in the fridge and you can indulge in it later on! (Please Note: It is recommended you consume our Occasion Cakes within 3 days).

To visualise our cake sizes, we have created two videos as a guide on how to cut our Occasion Cakes (6” size) into dessert and coffee serves. Please use this as a guide for our 6” sizes only. We will be releasing “How-To” videos for our larger sizes soon!

When cutting cake, it is important to have:

  • A Large Knife

  • Clean Cloth/Towel

  • Serving Plates

With every cut, you should clean the knife with a clean cloth to avoid having excess buttercream with each slice, resulting in cleaner cake slices. For dessert dessert serves, carefully remove decorations from the cake, cut down the middle of the cake, clean the knife between each cut and cut straight down vertically into triangular dessert serves, plate up and enjoy! For coffee serves, once again, carefully remove decoration from the cake, cut down the middle of the the cake, clean the knife between each cut, cut the cake horizontally in the middle, cut straight down vertically into triangular coffee serves, plate up and enjoy!

You can also pair cake up with fresh cream or ice-cream to compliment the cake and is ideal for coffee sizes for guests to enjoy. Served wonderfully with a cup of tea or coffee.

Pictured: Our Summertime Occasion Cake in Coffee Serves

Pictured: Our Summertime Occasion Cake in Coffee Serves

Regardless of the serving size you choose, the goal should be that all guests should be offered cake!