Hi everyone, I do not know if anyone else struggles with this but when someone orders a cake I never know what size cake to bake for the specified amount of people. Is there a website that shows how many servings you can get out of a certain size cake? I have a lady that ordered a sheet cake and she needs it to feed 50 people would I do a 9x13 with two layers or an 11x15 with two layers? Also do you guys charge less for sheet cakes than you do stacked cakes and if so how much less do you charge?
Can anyone help me with this?
wilton has a cutting and serving size chart but i find that they really underestimate the size of a serving. No one I know cuts a 1-2 inch piece of cake. I struggle with this same issue all the time.
This site has a little more realistic chart than the Wilton guide.
If you go to google images and search for "cake cutting guide" you'll find tons of charts to look at. I find that whenever I make a cake intended for xx amount of people (according to the Wilton party chart, it's on their website), it will actually end up feeding almost double because of the way the cake cutter cut the cake. I bake for friends and family, so I'm usually in attendance and see first hand. Maybe I should include a cutting guide so they know how to cut it correctly.
I would charge more for a stacked than for a sheet cake. It costs a little bit more to stack a cake, so that should be figured into your per slice charge.
Hope I've helped some!
There are a lot of charts out there but Wilton is pretty standard I found.
Here is the charts for them (both for 2" and 3" pans):
and here is there Party serving guide:
and the cutting guide:
Here's a link from Indydebi showing how to cut a cake: