I'm doing a cake for a small formal wedding this weekend. The bride told me approx 70 ppl. So, I'm doing a 12" tier, an 8" tier, and a 4" tier. According to the reference I use (Wilton), the 12" should yield 56 svgs, and the 8" should yield 25, leaving the 4" for the bride.
But, the bride just called and asked if I was making enough cake, that a bakery she called before me told her a 12" tier would only yield like 30 something svgs. I told her they may be quoting her "party" servings and not "wedding" servings, and that a wedding serving is only about 1" by 2".
But, I'm wondering...what serving size do y'all use as a reference? I don't want to be shorting ppl...but, ppl need to understand that a wedding serving isn't a big ole hunk of party cake!
I use the wilton servings chart as well. You are right about the serving sizes and amounts.