What Size Tiers For Wedding Cake To Feed 300

Decorating By emmascakes Updated 24 Feb 2014 , 6:32pm by leah_s

emmascakes Posted 3 Aug 2006 , 9:45pm
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I've had an order for a wedding cake to feed 300 people - she wants it to be a variety of sponge cakes (carrot cake, chocolate cake etc.) I'm used to making fruit cake and the serving sizes are quite small so I don't know how big or how many tiers would serve 300. Do you guys have any photos or ideas of sizes for cakes to serve that many? This is my biggest wedding order so far so I'm very excited!

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debbie2881 Posted 3 Aug 2006 , 9:52pm
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here is the link to the wilton guide:


does she want rounds or squares?

MrsMissey Posted 3 Aug 2006 , 11:20pm
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..and here is a link to Earlenes serving chart:


MicKindle Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 3:57am
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I have done two cakes that large. One was cake for my daughter's school aution that was decorated like a waterfall. It was five tiers tall and I used 8", 10", 12", 14", 16" each tier was about four inches tall, all different flavors. The cakes were round.

The second cake was a wedding cake the middle cakes were a 14" square, 12' Petal, and the top was 9" hexagon. The satilite cakes were stacked. 10"square on the bottom and 9" petal.

The serving size depends on what pans you use. You are going to get more servings per pan if you use round or square compared to a petal or hexagon shape.

I hope this helps.

emmascakes Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 5:46am
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Thank you everyone - she wants round cakes. I have read on this board that the Wilton guide to servings is a bit on the mean side - so is the Earlenes one any better?

koolaidstains Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 6:00am
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Wilton's party serving size is more reasonable. It goes with a 1.5x2 inch piece. A 4 inch high cake with that size would be a decent size serivng.

komalali Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 5:26am
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AHi there, im new in cake business , im cunfused in using which cake serving chart.. Wilton have party and wedding cake guide, whats the difference between both? Which one is more appropriate to follow?

CWR41 Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 7:08am
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Originally Posted by komalali 

Which one is more appropriate to follow?

Industry standard servings for all occasions:



If they want larger servings, they can order more cake.

komalali Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 3:37pm
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AThank you so much..

leah_s Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 4:11pm
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Definitely use the Wilton's wedding cake guide.  It's the only way you'll make money.  And it provides PLENTY of cake for an after dinner dessert.

komalali Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 4:15pm
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AI was confused..but Thankyou all for your opinions and suggestions.. I hope I get my first wedding cake order and im able to do it ...

One more thing is how do you deliver 4-5 tier cakes? There are no box available In market, here in toronto , as far as I have searched

leah_s Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 6:32pm
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Use SPS, take it in pieces.

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