How Much Cake?

Decorating By SarahLuv Updated 15 May 2008 , 7:03pm by SarahLuv

SarahLuv Posted 14 May 2008 , 12:50pm
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Hi Forum!

This novice could really use your input. How do you calculate how much cake to make based on the number of guests?

For instance, I'm making cake for 200 people. My plan is to make a 3 tier (8, 10 &12) and then sheet cakes to be served. But I don't know how much is enough. Any pointers?

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lainalee Posted 14 May 2008 , 12:56pm
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Check out earlenescakes.com She has a great chart that tells you everything you need to know.
HTH

bambuf Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:07pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/cakeinfo/cakedata.cfm

Here are a couple of Wilton charts that might help in addition to Earlene's chart...

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foxymomma521 Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:17pm
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I really like this chart. It figures less servings per cake (I like to have a cushion), but most people prefer Earlenes or Wilton's.

lainalee Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:00pm
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Thanks for the download Foxymomma521. Hadn't seen this one yet. Love to have variety.

foxymomma521 Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:17pm
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Sure!

SarahLuv Posted 15 May 2008 , 7:03pm
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Thanks everyone for your help!

One more question.... 11x15 sheet cake: how much batter should I use for that pan?

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