I have been asked to do a Wedding Cake in October that will be served as desert so the slices will be a little larger then normal. They are after a 3 tier cake, with choc shards and choc deco's. Just seeing what size cakes i should use? Any info would be great.
Do you know about how many people they are wanting to feed? That would help in determining sizes.
Sorry, Its for 100 guests.
If they are wanting to save the top tier, I would do a 8,12,16, that would give you a little over a 100 fairly large pieces (1 1/2 x 2inch). They will have plenty of cake with that.
The standard wedding serving is 1 X 2 X 4" tall. 100 servings, including the top tier is a 6/9/12 using the Wilton chart which is what every caterer I've ever met cuts to. No matter what you bake, this is the way they will cut it. It's nice that they want to serve larger servings than what is standard, but it does not mean you make a bigger cake for the same price. It means they order and pay for more cake.
I would do either a 14, 11, 8 round or 12, 10, 8 square for 100 dessert servings, but I would charge them by the equivalent wedding servings (130 round/ 154 square).
I did not mean to make a bigger cake for the price of 100 servings. Yes you would definately charge what the regular cost woiuld be for the larger cake. It is too early for me.
bigger pieces ... bigger price. If they want to serve a size that is 50% larger than the industry standard to 100 people, then they need to order cake for 150. they are welcome to cut it any size they want.