Cake Size Advice

Decorating By carterl Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 7:47pm by JanH

carterl Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 8:26pm
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Hi Everyone,
I need your help in scaling down a wedding cake to feed 170-200 guests. The bride provided me with an example of the layout she'd like, which would feed about 266 guests. I just need to figure out which cakes can be made smaller to bring the count down. Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch, Laura

www.bakingshop.com/bc/item/wk-25.htm

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vrmcc1 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:26am
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Using wilton's chart I am coming up with 186 serving with the top 174 w/o.
3- 6in layers at 12 serv/ea. 36
3-10 in at 24/ea. 72
1-14 in 78 serv 78
total 186

carterl Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 5:04pm
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Thanks vrmcii. Hard to believe that there is such a big difference in serving portions. But I'd rather go with having too much cake than not enough.

JanH Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 7:47pm
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Wilton's serving guide sizes seem to be the standard in my area.

Link to all four Wilton cake preparation and servings guides:

http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/index.cfm

Unless you're also providing the cutting service, including a copy of indydebi's "illustrated how to cut a wedding cake" will guarantee the correct number of sliced servings:

http://cateritsimple.com/_wsn/page19.html

HTH

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