Serving Chart For 3" Tall Layers Instead Of 2"...

Decorating By CharmingConfections Updated 1 Mar 2009 , 6:33pm by CharmingConfections

CharmingConfections Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:13pm
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If you make your tiers 6" tall instead of 4" tall do you count in more servings? what size would the servings be cut? is there a chart?

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Toptier Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 6:00pm
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Well, if you're doing (2) 3" high cakes stacked on top of each other then I would take the serving chart you use for 4" cakes and multiply by .75 to get the number of servings for a 3" high cake.


indydebi Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 6:01pm
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No, it's the same number of servings because the surface area is the same as a 2-layer, 4" cake. The slice of cake is just taller. The only way to get more servings is to slice them only about 1/2" wide (instead of the standard 1" wide). And guests really WOULD talk about how freakin' paper thin those pieces of cake were.

When you do a 6" tall cake, be sure you charge more per serving than you would for a 4" tall cake. They are getting 50% more cake per serving (not to be confused with being the same as more servings), so the price per serving should be 50% more ($4.50/serving as compared to a $3.00/serving).

Also bear in mind that most dessert plates are 6" or just 7" in width. So a 6" tall cake, plus filling and icing, could result in a piece of cake that plops over the edge of the cake plate ... not very attractive. So just confirm with the client that the plates they use are big enough.

CharmingConfections Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 6:33pm
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thank you!

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