Sizes For 4 Round Tiers???

Decorating By Crystal74 Updated 24 Mar 2008 , 4:49pm by indydebi

Crystal74 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 1:22pm
post #1 of 5

I have a customer that wants a 4-tiered round cake to feed 200 people. What sizes do you think would be best? The top will be a 6 inch anniversary tier not included in the servings.

Thanks,
Crystal

4 replies
plbennett_8 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 2:14pm
post #2 of 5

Hmmm...as far as I can count...if you are not going to use the top tier...you need 5 tiers unless you have a round cake pan larger than a 16"... This is what I got off of Wilton...

http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm

16" = 77
14" = 63
12" = 40
10" = 28

Equals 208 servings without the top 6" cake... which is 12 servings

I would show her the numbers and let her make the decision...

indydebi Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:00pm
post #3 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by plbennett_8

http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm

16" = 77
14" = 63
12" = 40
10" = 28

Equals 208 servings without the top 6" cake... which is 12 servings




Those must be party size servings?

I go by wilton wedding servings, http://www.wilton.com/wedding/cakeinfo/cakedata.cfm , for pricing and servings. I cut my own wedding cakes and always have cakes left over. Here is a page from my website, showing how to cut the cake to achieve these serving numbers. Notice the size of cut cakes on the plates ... standard dessert size servings. I just cut an 8" cake at a class decorating demo on Friday, and we got 26 pieces from it.

Wilton wedding servings are:

6 - 12
8 - 24
10 - 38
12 - 56
14 - 78
16 - 100

So a 16/12/8/6 = 192. 16/12/10/6 = 206

Definitely give the bride the numbers and have her decide if she wants a little more or a little less. If you give her a choice of standard wedding or party servings, be sure you charge more for party serving size, since it's a bigger piece of cake.

plbennett_8 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:16pm
post #4 of 5

Opps... You're right Debi...lol I was on the party serving sizes... icon_redface.gif Dang...long weekend painting walls and baking two cakes... Anyway, need to back out the 6" as it's going to be the Anniversary Cake... So I guess if you do a 16, 12, 10 that will give you 194...

Sorry about that...lol icon_wink.gif
Pat

PS: Debi...You sure looked snazzy in your new jacket icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for all your help. icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:49pm
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by plbennett_8

Opps... You're right Debi...lol I was on the party serving sizes... icon_redface.gif




icon_lol.gif No biggie! I know some go by party size and some go by wedding size. Too much info is rarely a bad thing! thumbs_up.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%