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???
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.
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!!!
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!
Ok..so if go for 10" which serves 30...should I charge for 25 serving or 30 that the cake normally serves?!
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!
you charge for what they get. if its 30, its 30. You know, they also make 9" pans
8x2" = 10 servings
9x3" = 15
10x3" = 20
12x3" = 30
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.
edited for typos.. I swear.. my brain is NOT working today.
Thank you so much for all the suggestions!