Hey everyone! ok I have my first wedding cake possible order...the bride needs to feed 150 people..We talked about a 10inch,8inch and 6inch tiered cake. My pans are 3inch deeps pans and each tier would have two layers. I am so confused by the Wilton baking chart because I dont know if I am supposed to multiply the serving's by two because there will be two layers.
Will this be enough or would a 12,10 and 8inch be better??
Wilton's chart for 3" pans assumes you are stacking and/or torting/filling 3" cakes to make a single tier of cake that is at least 4" tall. Does she want to freeze the top layer - or serve it at the wedding?
A 6", 8", 10" serves 74 (if you serve the top layer).
A 6", 10", 12" serves 118 (if you serve the top layer).
So neither one is enough cake for 150.
You don't multiply - the serving chart is for a 2 layer. But - in the gallery (and I know there are links, but I'm not good at that) there are cutting charts that are WAY better than Wilton!! You don't use the circle method - I think Indydebi created this way of cutting? Not sure, but a lot of people use it now - it's much better. It will also tell you exactly how many servings you will get - and you usually don't count the top tier because they freeze that for the 1st anniversary.
14" - 82 servings
12" - 56
10" - 42
8" - 28
6" - 10
You just have to figure out which combo works for you - usually with that many servings you need 4 tiers or larger cakes - 14/10/8/6? 152 serv plus top tier.
Pan Shape Size Number of Servings
OK the above is the 3" pan wedding portion Wilton chart. Even though you are baking 2 layers and stacking them to make 1 tier, you will still get the same number of servings as they suggest......only difference is your tiers will be higher.
You really can't cut halfway down the tier, stop and use that as a serving, so no you don't double the suggested servings.
edit to fix the chart that came out all messed up the first time
Thanks so much!! I will go back and talk to the bride!