Is There A Cake Pan Size That Would Serve This Many?

Decorating By cakesbycorey Updated 1 May 2009 , 6:23am by xstitcher

cakesbycorey Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 4:40pm
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A friend of mine wants me to make a baby shower cake that will serve 50 people. It is a single tier cake, but she wants me to use a round pan. Is there a size that would serve this many? Or am I looking at a stacked cake?

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 4:55pm
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Ok just for clarity--

a tier cake has different sized cakes ex 5 x 8 x 11 inch cake

a stacked cake is a tier cake where no pillar separations are used and it is stacked one tier upon the other.

You can get 50 servings out of a 16 inch round cake pan by just baking one 16" layer. A two layer 16 inch cake will serve 100.

Is that what you meant??

And it's three recipes or cake mixes for one layer.

LaBellaFlor Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 5:02pm
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There is no exact 50 serving. You can use a 12" round & have a little too many servings of 56, 1x2x4 serving. Don't do the round cut, cut across as if it's a rectangle.

cakesbycorey Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 3:17pm
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Thanks for the help. I will use the 16" round for this one.

xstitcher Posted 1 May 2009 , 6:23am
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Here's a link to Wilton's serving guide for 2" deep cake pans:

Here's the one for 3" deep cake pans:

Here's IndyDebi's guide for cutting cake:

HTH! icon_smile.gif

Edited to add:

Here's Earlene's cake serving chart (slightly larger serving sizes):

This might help with figuring out Earlene's chart:

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