I have to do a cake for 70 guests and a request to have enough cake left over to take home after the party. I have a 12" round and 8" round torted and filled. Each tier is about 4.5 to 5. inches tall. I am using the sports ball pan for the top tier. Is this enough or should I add the 14' round that is baking right now? I have never made a cake this big before. TIA!
Here is the link to the wilton serving size chart,
is the top tier in addtion to the 12, and the 8 inch??
if so should be enough.
According to most, the wilton sizes are smaller, so I use it and round it down a bit...
I meant to say....a 12" round and a 10". I have seen the serving charts and they just don't seem close in my opinion.
The Wilton charts allow for two different serving sizes, either 1x2x4 (wedding) or 1-1/2x2x4 (party):
(Serving yield charts in these sizes are also available for 3" deep pans.)
So according to the charts:
10" round yields 28 party servings
12" round yields 40 party servings
sports ball pan should yield at least 10 servings
For a total yield of 78 party servings - enough for some left-overs, if no one asks for seconds.
If you include the 14" pan which yields 63 servings - there will certainly be plenty left to take home.
Link to indydebi's method of cutting clean servings of tiered cakes:
(This method yields about 10% more servings than Wilton's way.)
If your customer doesn't want to pay almost DOUBLE the price of the 10", 12" and ball pan cake -don't add the 14" because YOU are increasing the servings from 78 to 141 (just so they can have free left-overs).
Perhaps, a better option would be to use the ball pan (10) 10" (2 and 14" (63) for a total of 101 party servings.
If you give cake away for free, everyone will want free cake. Yeah, I'm ordering an 8" cake but I'd like left-overs; so can you throw in a free 12"?
If your cake is already stacked and ready to go...
Invoice at the correct total price for all the servings provided and deduct a "special discount".
This way, everyone loving your cake who asks the customer how much it was, will know she got a deal.... (A one-time, limited offer, because I'm trying to drum up business special, not to be repeated...deal.)