8" Round Or 10" Round??

Decorating By anku Updated 29 Apr 2008 , 10:53pm by anku

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anku Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:41pm
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For 25 people what size do you guys go for? 8" or 10" round. I always get confused when the number is in middle. For 20 I do 8" round and for 30 people or so I go for 10" round.

Any suggestions on 25 people???

Thanks!

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Kyleen Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:51pm
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My 8" round feeds 15 and 10" feeds 30. I use the chart on wilton's website so I have something to back up my reasoning of the sizes in case a customer asks.

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Sarsi Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:51pm
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I would tell your customer that you can make an 8" round that serves 20 people or a 10" that serves 30 people. They can decide if they want not enough cake or too much... charge for how many servings they're buying though!!!

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SugarBakers05 Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:55pm
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definately 10"

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SugarBakerz Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 9:22pm
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anku, i agree go with a 10", it is better to have too little than too much. The only thing you might want to do is let them know that a larger cake will cost more than an 8" because of the size, but that is your choice... good luck!

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anku Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 9:40pm
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Ok..so if go for 10" which serves 30...should I charge for 25 serving or 30 that the cake normally serves?!

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Kortni Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 10:34pm
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Always charge for the amount the cake will serve not how many servings they want.

Think of it this way, even if they don't eat all of the cake at the function, they will probably save it and finish it later. Then they would be eating free cake! icon_smile.gif

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KoryAK Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 10:43pm
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you charge for what they get. if its 30, its 30. You know, they also make 9" pans icon_smile.gif

For me:
8x2" = 10 servings
9x3" = 15
10x3" = 20
12x3" = 30

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FromScratch Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 10:47pm
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Go for the 10" and charge for the 30 servings it yields. You could get 9" pans, but I wouldn't bother right now.. just tell them they can have the 8" and be short or the 10" and have a little extra. icon_smile.gif

edited for typos.. I swear.. my brain is NOT working today. icon_lol.gif

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anku Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 10:53pm
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Thank you so much for all the suggestions!

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