Question About Servings

Decorating By pouchet82 Updated 18 Apr 2009 , 8:52pm by MikeRowesHunny

pouchet82 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:19pm
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Can someone please help me?! I am not very good at cake math. I was asked by a coworker to make a cake for 10-12 people, she absolutely wants 2 tiers. I have a 5" round pan and a 6" round pan. I was thinking 2" high since agin 4" seems like a lot of cake. Will this be enough? I looked at my 7" pan and it seems like it iself will be more than 10 servings.

TIA

Carly

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:33pm
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If you do a 5in & 7in 1 layer stacked it will give you 12 party servings.

scoutmamma Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:40pm
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Just in case you need it, here is the website for wilton's suggested servings... i find it helpful, but they cut small.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/serving-amounts-under-100.cfm

HTH!

idjitmom Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 6:21pm
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I don't think the 5" and the 6" is enough difference in size for tiers to look right, espeically once they're iced..

pouchet82 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 6:37pm
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

If you do a 5in & 7in 1 layer stacked it will give you 12 party servings.




What if it is 2 layers?

-K8memphis Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by pouchet82

Quote:
Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

If you do a 5in & 7in 1 layer stacked it will give you 12 party servings.



What if it is 2 layers?




That's cool just don't make 'em too tall. It's a bit more cake but I mean you could do a 6 & a 4 too--like 2.5 to 3" tall.


I love teeny weeny cakes like this.

pouchet82 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 7:50pm
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Thanks K8! I'm gonna see if I can find a 4" pan tomorrow. I think the teeny cake will look cute! And besides, how much cake can 10 16 year old girls eat?

-K8memphis Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 8:47pm
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Originally Posted by pouchet82

Thanks K8! I'm gonna see if I can find a 4" pan tomorrow. I think the teeny cake will look cute! And besides, how much cake can 10 16 year old girls eat?




You could trim a frozen 6" cake down for your 4" maybe.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 8:52pm
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Sorry I only just saw your question, 2 layers will be twice as much cake- 24 servings. TBH even 3inch cakes will serve that many! If you do a 4in & 6in you will have around 14-16 servings (for 2 layers each tier). So long as these girls are not size zero wannabes, they'll easily put that much cake away icon_wink.gif

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