I am making a wedding cake that is to serve between 75 and 100 people. The bride wants a round cake. How do I figure what sizes to make the individual tiers? None of the serving lists I have looked at match so I don't know how to get a fair estimate.
Bump for you, because I have been wondering something similar. I have a wedding cake to do that is going to be a 3 tier round, and is supposed to serve 100-150. I dont know what sizes to use either.
I would make a 6 10 14 size. That is a little big, but the next size down is a little small to me. That makes a fairly impressive looking cake and the cutter does not have to make slivers. I am sure you will get more than one answer to this question, but that is my answer and I am sticking with it!!!!!!
kerri is she saving the top tier? If so, I'd do a 14/10/6 stack. That should be plenty. Most people asking for 100 that's what I suggest and have never had any complaints about not enough cake.
4" serves about 6
6" serves about 12
8" serves about 24
10" serves about 36
12 serves about 54
14" serves about 72
these are approximates based on general use and memory and are based on 1x2x4 slices.
one thing to keep in mind is to make the top tier a decent size in proportion to a topper (for instance , a 6" would look better under a few roses than a 10" would). also keep in mind that if they want to save the top tier for the anniversary, dont count it in the servings to the wedding guests, but do charge (if you are charging for the cake).
serving charts will vary, it just depends on the serving size you want. a typical wedding serving is 1x2x4 . but the actual cuts will vary too depending on who cuts it and how true they stay to the cutting guide. if you arent cutting, you may want to provide one.
According to Earlene's Cake Serving Chart you could do a 14" Round, a 10" Round and a 6" Round if they plan on saving the top layer. That's 95 servings. If they don't plan on saving the top layer you could do a 12", 10" and 8" round for 90 people. Or if you want something more abstract try a 10", 8" and 6" square (that feeds 76 if you aren't saving anything) or 12", 10" squre for 100 people and put a 6" heart on top for them to save. Good luck!
I have to say that I agree 14/10/6 thats perfect..
also , did they invite 75 to 100 or is that the rsvp responses? likely they wont need nearly as many servings as were invited so that should be considered (or advised to them)
14/10/6 is what I use for 100.
Thanks guys! I keep forgetting to click the "watch this topic" button when I start a topic so I don't realize until much later that I have had a bunch of responses. You all have been very helpful. Guess I should find out if she is wanting to serve or keep the top layer!
AHello ladies. How much would you all charge to make a wedding cake for 100 people or 200 people? I'm just starting out and have no one to help me out
You should search on the forum about pricing cakes. Theres tons of ressources. Pricing a cake varies a lot.
AThank you all