What Size Pans Combination Do I Need?

Decorating By ljhow623 Updated 8 May 2008 , 1:20pm by aswartzw

ljhow623 Posted 8 May 2008 , 12:58pm
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Okay Iâm really not good at this so a little bit of assistance is needed and greatly appreciated. I have a bride that is inviting 130 and expecting 120 to show for the reception. She wants to the cake to be square and feed 120 â 125 people including the top tier. I only have 10â, 8â and 6â square pans. Which if using these the cake would serve 100. What size combinations of pans would make between 120 â 125 servings and what pans would I need to purchase.

Thanks for your help once again.

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leah_s Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:15pm
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A 6/9/12 will give you 122 servings. It's easy to compute square cake servings.

Length of one side X half the length of the other side = a 1" by 2" slice which is the industry standard.

a 6" square pan yields 18 servings. 6 X 3 = 18.

Or you can just look at the Wilton chart. It's in the back of every one of their wedding cake books.

sambugjoebear Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:20pm
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well, if she wants them stacked, you could do 12, 8, 6 which would give you 122 servings.

If she wants the appearance of a larger cake, you could stack the 6, 8, 10 and then put a 6 on the table on both sides of the large tiered for 132 servings. This is what I will be doing for my brother's wedding in July except on a grander scale (8, 10, 12 stacked with 2- 10" side cakes).

aswartzw Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:20pm
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