I'm doing a wedding cake for 150, I am figuring the serving size based on 1"x2" round tiers, but i''m getting either way too much or not enough servings. I was hoping o stick to 3 tiers and 4" between because of the design but at this point I just need to come close to 150. Please help with my cake sizes, I don't want to be making an extra 30 servings, I don't feel it would be right to charge for the extra either. What do you all do????? Thanks
So you're only going to make the tiers a single cake layer that is only 2" tall instead of the industry standard 2-layers that is 4" tall ... is that right?
If so, you can use the wilton wedding chart, but figure half the servings: http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm For example, the 8" round says it serves 24 (based on a 1x2x4" slice), but since yours will be 2x2x2, then you'll only get 12 servings. So for 2" tall tiers, you're going to have a lot of tiers.
It is dang close to impossible to always come out with EXACTLY the number of servings that a bride wants. Let's say she wants 150 servings, but the configurations you can use come up to either 125 or 165 servings. The bride needs to decide if she wants a little more or a little less. AND SHE PAYS FOR ALL OF IT.
An 8/10/12/14/16 serves 298 traditional servings, so half of that would give you 148. If you add the 6" on top, then you add another 6 servings to total 154 servings.
Why does she want such thin tiers?
Yes, it is the typical 4" tall tiers, when I typed it I was just thinking of the 1" x2" cut size. I'm coming up with 130 (too small) or 180 tha'ts an extra 30 servings, i'm thinking that is way too much extra, the only other way is 172 with a 10" top but to me the 10" top is too large. any suggestions?
A 14/10/8/6 serves 152 (round cakes).
A 10" top CAN look ok..... but it depends on how large the flowers are on top of it. Here's an example of one I did: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1297422
I would suggest asking the bride as well. Just let her know if she still wants a 4" difference between each tier then these are the servings sizes that she would get. Just leave it up to her and charge accordingly.
She might choose one of the 2 you mentioned or choose some other sizes altogehter to suit her serving needs. As Indydebi said it usually not possible to get the exact # of servings they require, just leave it up to them, do they want more or less....
Thank you I will definately give her all the options. I also thought that I could make it smaller and have a cake (iced but not decorated) in the back to compensate for the servings.
id do a 8" 12" and 14" for 158 servings
Is there any type of chart I can find anywhere that has cake tier size in various combination already pre figured out?