A friend wants me to make a baby shower cake for her. Looking at the serving sizes (all over, on cc, on the web etc) I am feeling more confused than ever.
I told her that a 10" would feed approx 38 people. But I have also found some servings that say it only feeds 20 people.
Should I go bigger?? I am going to torte it and fill with buttercream, so I am thinking it will be about 4" high. She said that there is going to be between 25-35 people.
For servings i figure on the amount of batter i make, for one standard cake mix i figure 15 party servings or 20 wedding. So for a 10 inch round two layers high i would use 2 mixes so that would yield 30 to 40 servings depending on how it is cut.
One way to figure out how many servings you get from a cake is to make a paper pattern that size and mark it off into the size servings you want; count them up
Also it depends on whether it is 4" tall or 2".
Just remember a 2x2x2" serving is the same amount of cake as a 1x2x4.
According to Wilton's chart a 10x4 tier will serve 39.
Thanks, that helps a great deal!!
this is a topic of many many many differing opinions, what is often advised is find a guide and syick to it, i personlly like the bigger serves per cake and my guides are 1.5"x2" serves but its a peronsal choice, so by my guides a 10" serves 30 and 11" serves 35 and a 12" serves 45. hope that helped, there is a great cutting guide (i say great as its the same ones i use ) here on CC under the patterns area of photos.