What Size Cakes Do I Need?

Decorating By JenniferL Updated 9 Apr 2008 , 12:24pm by JenniferL

JenniferL Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 10:37pm
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Sorry to post another question about serving sizes, but I've found several charts online and they all say something different. icon_confused.gif So... I decided to ask the experts! icon_razz.gif I need to make a round, 3 tier graduation cake. Each tier is 2- 2" layers. It needs to feed 60-70 people. What size will each tier need to be?


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JanH Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 7:23am
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In order to use the charts successfully, you must first decide how large a serving you wish to serve.

Wilton's servings sizes (using 2" pans) are either wedding (1x2x4") or party (1-1/2x2x4).

Wilton also provides the same serving size choices for 3" pans.

These charts also give batter requirements by pan size, as well as recommended baking temps. and time - and more:


If you ever wish to make single layer sheet cakes and serve either 2x2x2" or 2x3x2" (or 2x2x3" or 2x3x3") servings:

(indydebi does the math.)

Also, if you use indydebi's method of tiered cake cutting an average of 10% over the Wilton charts is realized:


Three tiered round cake:

6" (12) 9" (24) 12" (40) for a total of 76 party servings.

6" (12) 8" (20) 10" (2icon_cool.gif for a total of 60 party servings.


JenniferL Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 12:24pm
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Thanks for coming the rescue again JanH! I was kind of wondering about the 12/9/6. Since it is a graduation party, I was planning on the larger servings.

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