Is This Enough? Too Much?

Decorating By vcm_9 Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 10:41pm by vcm_9

vcm_9 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:47am
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I have been asked to do an engagement cake where the cake is the dessert. The event is a cocktail, so she is relying on the cake as the only dessert. there will be 120 guests

Will this be enough cake, or too much??

3 tier:
5 inch + 8 inch + 11 inch + another 11 inch kitchen cake to be cut up. I worked out slices just over 2 inches long and 1 inch wide.

What do you think?

9 replies
Cakepro Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:49am
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Well, it would be helpful to know how many people you are serving. icon_wink.gif

vcm_9 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 6:18am
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I am such an idiot...hhahahaha...seriously, can I jsut go start the day again?!?

its for 120 people

and thanx icon_redface.gif

(I just adjusted my main post)

vcm_9 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:14pm
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anyone got any thoughts?

foxymomma521 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:34pm
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That gives you 91 servings on Earlene's chart.

kdehtan Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:50pm
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It comes out to about 120 servings on the Wilton Chart. I don't know which chart you go by...why are the two charts so different? Does anyone have an answer to this?

Ruth0209 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:58pm
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I assume you're talking about two layer round cakes. Wilton would say about 118. Keep in mind that not everyone will eat cake.

Ruth0209 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:01am
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Wilton assumes a 1 x 2 x 4 slice. Earlene's chart allows you to cut larger slices.

moxey2000 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:17am
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6", 9", 12" = 102 wedding servings on the Wilton chart. Do you already have a 5" pan? Those are hard to find. Not everyone will eat cake and you probably don't need an extra cake in the kitchen. If she insists on at least 120 servings then how about 14", 10", 6" = 140 servings.

vcm_9 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 10:41pm
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I am going to buy some tins anyway and I can get my hands on a 5 inch (just have to let the store know). I don't want it to be TOO heavy, it is all going to be mud cake...going to weigh a tonne!

Thanx for your help everyone...she saud 120 peopple, but as you said, not everyone will eat cake. I told her to get the venue to cut the 5 inch cake last (or not at all), that way she can take it home and have it the next day as she is opening all her presents. Thought it would be a nice thing to do, plus she can have a chance to enjoy the cake a little more!

Thanks everyone! will let you know how it all goes...fingers crossed (first big order!) thumbs_up.gif

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