Cake Sizes And Servings Help

Decorating By aboud18 Updated 11 Feb 2009 , 4:56pm by aboud18

aboud18 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 10:41pm
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Hi All!

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.


Thanks!
LL

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lillielu Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 11:25pm
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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.

lillielu

KoryAK Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 11:46pm
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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.

aboud18 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 3:39am
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Thanks for your help!!!

korensmommy Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 3:58am
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Welcome to Cake Central, aboud18, from another Lafayette cake maker!
Are you the one who bought all the cake boards from Michaels last week?! icon_biggrin.gif

aboud18 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 4:56pm
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Haha! Nope, that wasn't me! I was the one holding up the line at Walmart buying 10 pounds of confectioners sugar and marshmallows! icon_biggrin.gif

How long have you been in Lafayette? Have you experience Mardi Gras yet? Its fabulous!

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