I have never made a wedding cake as of yet since I am new to cake baking and decorating. What would be the best depth of cake pan to use 2 inch and double the layer or just use a 3 inch size pan? Also, how do you determine serving size of a wedding cake or a party cake? Does it matter if the cake is one or two layer when determing the serving size?
You'll get both answers on which depth pan to use
Personally, I much prefere the 2" and dbl the layers.
As for determining the serving size any cake that is 4" tall is served in a piece 1x2x4. It is also the size used to determine the pricing. Yes, it does make a difference if it is one or two layers
Any cake (usually a sheet) that is 2" tall is cut into 2x2x2 pieces.
Use the Wilton chart for determening how many servings from which size cake.....the wedding cake chart is just right As for Wilton's 'party cake chart' ..... well they say a party cake is 4" tall but then tell you to figure servings 2x2x2 -- doesn't make sence
Many, many time I have made a 10"x2" round cake for a b'day when they want about 12-15 servings. No one ever said they ran out of cake. Yet Wilton says it should be 4" tall which is twice as much cake. You will go broke doing that