For feeding up to 50 guests at a party or work event, it is necessary to have either a 13-inch round cake or an 11-inch square cake. This figure is based upon each guest getting a piece of cake that is 1 inch wide by 2 inches long by 4 inches high.
Cake is a popular end-of-meal dessert choice, in many cultures. Although original cakes were more akin to fried bread or cheesecake, modern interpretations of cakes are typically made using flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil, and some kind of liquid, such as milk or water. A leavening agent, such as baking powder or baking soda, is also necessary, as are flavorings like vanilla extract or chocolate. Cakes are also popular at celebrations, such as weddings, birthday, graduations and retirement parties.