Wilton's Serving Chart Vs....their Picture Diagram?

Decorating By __Jamie__ Updated 12 Jun 2009 , 12:48am by __Jamie__

__Jamie__ Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:39pm
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Ok, unless I am a complete idiot...does this:

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

completely go against this:

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

For example, I say a cake that is an 8" round with an 12" round serves 80. Wilton's chart clearly says this as well.

But their little picture diagram says it serves 56. icon_confused.gif

And I see where they say it doesn't include the top tier. Ok, so let's say you add a 6" tier on top of the 8" and 12"....now you have 92.

Huh?? And keep in mind, I am a dodo with math...but I haven't screwed up a cake order yet, sooooo, again....huh??

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jlynnw Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:47pm
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If you look at the chart, a 12 serves 56 and then you save the top tier. Your servings they are talking about means to subtract the servings of the top tier and only use the others for wedding servings. The actual servings are the 12 inch cake serving 56 and the 8 inch cake serving 24 for a TOTAL of 80 servings. It is a whole lotta math for a simple cake thing. I get real confused.

__Jamie__ Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:49pm
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Ahhh, yeah, still don't understand it. I will forget I ever saw that silly diagram in the first place. I have yet to have a bride she wants to save her top tier. They always opt for the "free 4" anniverysary cake" option. So all the cake I sell is actually meant to be served that night. Whew!

__Jamie__ Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:50pm
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And thanks for the explanation jlynn!

indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:50pm
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12" round serves 56.
8" round serves 24 (total so far: 90)
6" round serves 12 (total so far: 102)

But when you cut a cake my way, you can get about 10% more pieces (example, a 10" round serves 38 per the chart, but I an get 40-42 good size pieces when cutting it my way)

http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html

__Jamie__ Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

12" round serves 56.
8" round serves 24 (total so far: 90)
6" round serves 12 (total so far: 102)

But when you cut a cake my way, you can get about 10% more pieces (example, a 10" round serves 38 per the chart, but I an get 40-42 good size pieces when cutting it my way)

http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html




Nice Debi...more is gooood! Lol...I forgot about your cutting chart, very handy!

enoid Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:55pm
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The chart states it does not include the top layer. So you are only serving the 12" which is 56 servings. If you add a 6" then you would be serving the 8" and 12" for a total of 80 servings and saving the 6" top layer. I don't know why they have to make it so complicated. HTH

cakesbymindysue Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm
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Ok, I'll try to have this make sense.

The chart with the pictures shows "assembled" cakes like they would be at the reception. In the second row there is a 6-8-12 cake. Do not count the 6" that would be saved for the anniversary, pretend it's not even there, the remaining 8 & 12 is 80 servings. The one you were looking at was only the 8 & 12 two tier, so they were not counting the servings you get from the 8" as that would be saved for anniversary.

__Jamie__ Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 7:12pm
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Right, thanks cakesbymindy....I get it now, I don't deal with the whole "save the top tier" thing, so that's what was confusing me. icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 7:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

12" round serves 56.
8" round serves 24 (total so far: 90)
6" round serves 12 (total so far: 102)


Ooops!! Math error!! totals are 80 and 92, not 90 and 102! icon_redface.gif

jlynnw Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:06am
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I don't have indydebi's chart! icon_cry.gif Where do I find it? I have the wilton diagram sheet and have the total # of servings not the adjusted servings. Who wants to eat a year old cake? I'll eat Sam's first! icon_surprised.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:48am
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Fastest way I can tell ya, is google Cater It Simple...and once you get to her website, there's a tab to click, and it takes you to her cutting chart. icon_smile.gif She'll probably beat me here and post it herself...watch! Lol!

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