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.
Here is Wilton's serving guide,
And here is Earline's chart,
You can choose what ever the easiest to understand.
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?
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: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785 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: http://cateritsimple.com/_wsn/page10.html Same method for square cakes as round cakes.
What shape of cake are you doing? Just out of curiosity!