I'm making a birthday cake for a friend who would like a 3 tier cake to serve 70 people. I was thinking of doing a 12, 10, and 6 round.
While I was looking on the wilton website where it describes cake sizes and the number of servings, I cant figure out what cake size serves how many people. (http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/serving-amounts-under-100.cfm) I'm confused because at the beginning of the page, it notes that they are not including the top tier in the number of servings. For example, it states that a 8x4 and 12x4 round serves 56. Are they only counting the 12x4? Does a 12x4 round serve 56? I'm so confused!
I've attached a picture of how she wants that cake to look like.
Aboud 18, In the Wilton book, a 12x4" tier for a party serves 40 people; 56 people if for a wedding(wedding slices are smaller 1''x 2, whereas party cakes are larger slices 1 1/2"). A 10x4" tier party serves 28; and 38 for wedding. A 6x4" tier serves 12 for party and wedding. hth.
To get the look of the cake image you posted, I would do a 6-8-10 x 2-4-4". That will give you 48 party servings or 71 wedding servings. Next size up assuming you only have even numbered pans is 8-10-12 x 2-2-4" for 73 party or 108 wedding servings.
Thanks for your help!!!
Welcome to Cake Central, aboud18, from another Lafayette cake maker!
Are you the one who bought all the cake boards from Michaels last week?!
Haha! Nope, that wasn't me! I was the one holding up the line at Walmart buying 10 pounds of confectioners sugar and marshmallows!
How long have you been in Lafayette? Have you experience Mardi Gras yet? Its fabulous!