What Sizes Of Cakes Should I Bake?

Decorating By pasquerto Updated 26 May 2008 , 12:28pm by sassycleo

pasquerto Posted 26 May 2008 , 12:03am
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Hey All,
I have to make a cake this weekend that will serve 70 people using the typical serving size (2X1) but they are keeping the top tier (6") which is not included in the 70 servings. So what size circles should I use. Would a stack of 6-8-10 be enough if they 8 and 10 are the only two served? I hope I am making sense!

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pjaycakes Posted 26 May 2008 , 12:48am
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In answer to your question an 8 and 10 would feed 62 people. Here is a link to the chart the shows the servings for each tier.


pasquerto Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:56am
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hmm what do you recommend then?

ShortcakesSweets Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:19am
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I would make 6", 8", 10" and 12". Better to have too much cake than not enough.

Jopalis Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:23am
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Try this website for servings and pan sizes, etc. It is slightly larger than Wiltons.


traci Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:29am
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What about 12/9/6 inch? That should work great.

pasquerto Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:31am
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would 12 9 6 look proportionate?

SHADDI Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:35am
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you can use which ever you want from the wilton site or earlenes site for the serving chart but you can also check this out by wilton site they have alot of info. for wedding cakes. just go on top of the page and choose what you want to find out very helpfull but of caurse not as much as CC is.


hope this help a little


indydebi Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:46am
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If they are going to use the standard 1x2x4, then go by wilton's chart.

If you use earline's chart, my understanding is the sizes are 1.5x2x4. This is 50% more cake per serving, so your price should be 50% higher if going by this chart (regular price is $3/serving by wilton .... so earline's serving would be $4.50/serving).

sassycleo Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:50am
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can you do a square with the 6 & 8 rounds on top of it?


Count the top tier and give them a gift certificate for a freebie for their one year anniversary. My brides love that I do that. No year old frozen cake!

traci Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:51am
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This cake is a 12/9/6 inch...very popular size for me.

sassycleo Posted 26 May 2008 , 12:28pm
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oh I forgot about the 9 in - good suggestion Tracy!

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