Cutting The Cake With Bigger Peices Question

Decorating By SweetStuff30 Updated 14 May 2008 , 7:52pm by SweetStuff30

SweetStuff30 Posted 14 May 2008 , 2:43pm
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Im making a cake for my good friends wedding, and he can eat a HUGE peice. Ill also be cutting the cake, and i want to cut the cake peices to the size ppl want (some small some big) Its for 80 ppl..... any idea what size 3 tierd cake i should make?? ( they want the top to be a 6 inch) is 12 & 9 big enough???? Ive never done a wedding cake before.
Thanks for helping!

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FromScratch Posted 14 May 2008 , 2:59pm
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a 6-9-12 will feed 90.. Wilton will tell you it serves 100. You will be fine with that size. Are they paying you for this? If they are make sure that you base your price off of the number of servings the cake is designed to serve.. not the number of giant pieces your friend can get from it. icon_wink.gif

kakeladi Posted 14 May 2008 , 3:14pm
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<...a 6-9-12 ... Wilton will tell you it serves 100. You will be fine... Are they paying you for this? If they are make sure that you base your price off of the number of servings the cake is designed to serve.. not the number of giant pieces your friend can get from it....>

I agree 100% with this!

costumeczar Posted 14 May 2008 , 3:20pm
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I have 6-9-12 serving 70 and 6-9-13 serving 80 (not including the top tier), but I agree with the others who say don't estimate it by the size of the piece he'll eat!

SweetStuff30 Posted 14 May 2008 , 3:29pm
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ok, ill go with the 6-9-12 (they arnt keeping the top tier) but if a 9 & 12 serve 80 that should be good then.... not everyone eats cake anyways. Its a gift for them, so i wont be charging them for it icon_smile.gif Thanks for your help!

ccr03 Posted 14 May 2008 , 3:37pm
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According to Earlene's chart a 12 & 9 (which you want to serve) would yield approximately 67, so that wouldn't really work.

Question, are you charging for the cake? If so, make sure you charge for the cake servings it is SUPPOSED to serve (as Indydebi, would say now - KFC selling an dinner for four because that is how much it is supposed to serve and don't discount it since it'll only be really serving two).

Trixyinaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 3:51pm
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I guess I'm mean and would say, this is the size slice. If you want a bigger slice, eat two or three slices. I would hate to be cutting a big slice here and a small slice there only to get down to the last slice and still have 20 ppl who haven't even had a piece yet. And definately charge for the number of servings that cake is designed to serve.

ccr03 Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:00pm
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Trixyinax has a good point about the cutting.

SweetStuff30 Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:01pm
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i am not charging for this cake. So as per Earlene's chart a 6-9-12 would only serve 75 ppl............ uh oh, not enough. I want leftover for the groom to take home cuz he loves cake. I will also now cut the cake with all the same size pecies cuz you are right, if they want more they can get seconds.

Trixyinaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:08pm
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yes, saw that you weren't charging after I posted. It took me a while to finish my post as I stepped away and you snuck in there on me (so did a few others...icon_lol.gif). If you want bigger than the wedding cake slice, do the party cake slice to determine what size cakes you need to make.

SweetStuff30 Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:17pm
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where do i find a party cake slice chart?

Trixyinaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:20pm
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And if you want the groom to take cake home, might I suggest just making him a 6 inch round cake just for him and just factor in the amount of cake you need for the 80 ppl. This way if the wedding cake is all eaten up, the groom still has a cake in the fridge just for him.

For a party size slice, you can do 12-10-8. According to Wilton, that will yield 40-28-20 for a total of 88 nice size slices. For those that want that really big piece can have 2nds and you should still have some left over.

Trixyinaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:21pm
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Trixyinaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:25pm
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and here is how to cut party size slices Party Cake Cutting Guide , but I think IndyDebi's method of cutting is much easier. You can find it on her website Cateritsimple

I hope that helps!

SweetStuff30 Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:25pm
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will an 8'' topper look funny? I always thought a 6'' looked really good. Thanks for all your help BTW! icon_smile.gif

Trixyinaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:29pm
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Ya know, I don't know how the 8" topper will look. I've never done stacked cakes, but I would think it would be fine and would be in proportion to the other cakes. I think a 6" on a 10" would look funnier, but like I said, I've never done one so I couldn't tell ya. Hopefully someone here can advise. I'd like to know the answer too.

terri-jo Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:48pm
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I totally agree with Trizyinaz. Look at Indydebi's chart on cutting cake. For ages I did that whole circle thing, but then I took a look at Indydebi's web-site. It is SOOOOO much easier to cut her way. It was one of those "slap-your-forehead-why-didn't-I-think-of this-myself" moments.

Trixyinaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:25pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by terri-jo

It was one of those "slap-your-forehead-why-didn't-I-think-of this-myself" moments.




bold mine - ROTFLMAO icon_lol.gif

FromScratch Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:26pm
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It will look fine.. the 8" on top that is.. it all about proportion.

Earlene's chart has really big slices (IMHO). Most people are more than happy with the 1x2x4" wedding slice. If you do the 6-9-12 you will have plenty of cake and he will have some to take home. A 1x2x4" slice of cake really isn't teeny tiny.. and if they want more.. come and get it! icon_biggrin.gif

SweetStuff30 Posted 14 May 2008 , 7:52pm
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ok thank you that makes me feel better! icon_smile.gif

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