Square Cakes Wedding Cake For 100

Decorating By notjustcake Updated 21 Jun 2008 , 10:22pm by notjustcake

notjustcake Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:21pm
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I did some research and I think I got this right please correct me if I'm wrong.

for an all square cake tiered cake for 100 ppl

12" bottom cake 60 servings
10" middle cake 40 servings
8" top cake 24 servings

right?

6 replies
lutie Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:42pm
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Yes, I like to use Earlene's serving chart. You are right on the money!

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

lorijom Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:43pm
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It depends on the size servings you want. If you serve the typical wedding size of 1x2x4 then a 12" would serve 72, 10" = 50, 8" = 32. HTH

toodlesjupiter Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:48pm
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Most wedding servings are 1" x 2" x 4". In this case the amounts would be:
12"- 72 servings
10"- 50 servings
8"- 32 servings

You could try:

10-8-6

That would make exactly 100 servings. HTH!

pinkbox Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:53pm
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here is the guide I go by

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

Its also the chart that Cake Boss uses (calculating software)

It looks like you used the same chart and came up with the same amount. If you switched out the 8" for the 6" it would give you 112 servings

So youre on the right track

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 12:25am
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I use wilton's wedding chart for a number of reasons.

1) 1x2x4 is the industry standard size serving for a wedding.
2) Most venues cut 1x2x4 pieces.
3) you get more money for the cake when using this chart.
4) they are welcome to cut it any size they want, but they are PAYING for the number of (wilton wedding cake) servings the cake is DESIGNED to serve.
5) You get more money for the cake when using this chart.
6) If you plan large sizes of cake, and the venue cuts in 1x2x4 standard servings, the bride ends up with a lot of leftover cake. When brides see a lot of leftover cake, they have buyer's remorse because they THINK they bought too much cake ... not knowing the cake maker just made too much cake. Post-Wedding-Bridezilla may kick in as she tries to find some reason to get a refund because she think she spent too much money.
7) Did I mention you get more money for the cake?

HEre's pics of the 1x2x4 piece of cake. Standard size ... not "teeny tiny": http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785

notjustcake Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 10:22pm
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thank you so much!

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