How much birthday cake (in mass) is required for 40 guests?

So I am throwing a big birthday party and googled a bit on how much cake I need. Different websites gave different recommendations that confused me. How much do we need? 2 kg? 3 kg? 4 kg?

I don't trust cake shops either because they will want us to buy a bigger cake!
  • 2 kg/4.4 lbs
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  • 3 kg/6.6 lbs
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  • 4 kg/8.8 lbs
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The cake was 3kg and fortunately it was perfect amount for the guests that attended ^.^


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  • Weight is rather subjective and the type of cake could drastically change the volume of cake vs. weight. I'd think 3 to 4 nine inch, two layer birthday cakes would do the job.

    • I was thinking of that as well but we order cake in mass here.

    • Well if you ordered angel food or sponge cake 2 Kg would probably feed 100 people, but if it was butter pound cake you might need 10 Kg to feed 40 people, so weight or mass is not a very accurate way to order.

    • I get it, but that's the only way we order cake here and I got no other way to order as well

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