Cake Sizes

Decorating By Chefperl Updated 2 Mar 2009 , 11:19pm by cylstrial

Chefperl Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 9:04pm
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i am doing a cake for 215 people in 2 flavors. simple fondant with dots and real flowers.
is a 18-14-10-6 a big enough cake? each cake is 4 inches tall.

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bashini Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 11:05pm
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Here is Wilton's serving guide,

And here is Earline's chart,

You can choose what ever the easiest to understand.

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Chefperl Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 10:12pm
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those charts are confusing for me. and they seem on the small side. I want to make sure there is enough cake.
I have only done 1 wedding cake before and it was a huge cake for a small amount of people, so i am nervous now.
any ideas on cake sizes for 215 people?

indydebi Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 10:33pm
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People hear "one inch" and they think "paper thin". It's not. I use the wilton chart (1x2x4) for every cake I cut, be it a wedding cake or my grandkids' birthday cakes. It's a perfect dessert size piece of cake. It's not a Jethro Bodine size cake.

Here's a pic of a 1x2x4 piece of cake: When I cut the wedding cake, I frequently have people asking me for "...a smaller piece, please."

Here's my website page on how to cut the cake to achieve this serving size: Same method for square cakes as round cakes.

cylstrial Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 11:19pm
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What shape of cake are you doing? Just out of curiosity!

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