Help With Servings...confused About Conflicts!

Decorating By kymscakes Updated 26 Apr 2008 , 1:06am by indydebi

kymscakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:52pm
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Ok, I have been using the same serving chart for a couple of years, I think it is from Indydebi, but now I look some of the other ones and they seem to conflict! Can someone please tell me how many you think an 8" and 10" will serve. It is for a Baby shower and is the only dessert but served after a buffet lunch.
Thanks so much for all your opinions in advance.

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jmt1714 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 3:03pm
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make it easy on yourself. figure out what YOU think is the correct serving size, and then price your cakes to that. just make sure that you explain what the serving size is and how to cut the cake.

kymscakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 4:59pm
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Could anyone tell me if they think 8" and 10" will safely feed 45 people?

poshcakedesigns Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 5:11pm
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Hi, I use the Wilton serving size chart and if you use the wedding serving size an 8 and 10 inch will serve 62.

Hope that helps

suzylynn58 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 5:12pm
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I'm doing that size for a wedding tomorrow for 50, so I certainly hope so.

amie202 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 5:14pm
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Yes if cut properly and 8 and a 10 will be just fine. the cakes need to be cut from the outside in into party plate size pieces.

CakeDiva73 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 5:15pm
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OK, well to add more confusion to the matter, I am one of the few here who use two different serving sizes. Not for pricing but I feel party servings are slightly larger then wedding slices and I cannot in good conscience expect a 6" cake to serve 20 people, as the Wilton says. Cripes, it barely serves me and my kids!!

So here is what I use (round):

6" (serves 9-12)
8" (serves 15-22)
10" (serves 24-35)
12" (serves 35-50)
14" (serves 47-6icon_cool.gif

kymscakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 5:27pm
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See, that's what I do, except I look at 3 sizes, wedding, party and family!!! I ALWAYS end up with too much cake but always worry there won't be enough!

CakeDiva73 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 6:01pm
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Originally Posted by kymscakes

See, that's what I do, except I look at 3 sizes, wedding, party and family!!! I ALWAYS end up with too much cake but always worry there won't be enough!

Oy! "Family" Servings in my house are enourmous 3" x 3" squares.....I have to make a sheet cake just for dessert!

kymscakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 6:41pm
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Ok, so I am panicking. I think I am going to switch this cake to a 12" and an 8" to be safe. I already baked the 10" but I get so many orders for this particular flavor, I can just wrap it up and pop it in the freezer.

indydebi Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:06am
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I go by the wilton wedding cake chart, which shows a 6" round serves 12 and a 6" square serves 18 .... using 1x2x4. Where did you find a 6" cake serving 20? icon_confused.gif

When cutting a cake using my cutting method: , I get about 10% more servings.

If you NEVER run out of cake, then stop worrying about running out of cake. I honestly have NEVER run out of cake in 25 years and I use the wilton wedding chart. Many guests actually ask me to cut them a smaller piece.

The serving charts are a measuring tool. ALL foods have a standard serving size. A bag of spaghetti will serve X number of people based on Y size servings .... it's a guideline. Something you can use to base your pricing on. If you educate your customer on how to properly cut a cake (refer them to my website page on how to cut a wedding cake) and if they decide to cut them bigger than that, then they need to plan ahead and order more cake.

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