How many servings does this cake look like it serves? I have a wedding to do and the bride wants this same cake but only needs 85 servings. From looking at the Wilton cake guide, it looks like it serves 200 or more.
Guessing that it is a 6, 10, 14...according to Wilton, it is 166 servings (if you serve the top tier) or 150 with out it, but I find Wilton's servings to be very stingy! According to Earlene's it would be 136 servings if you serve teh top tier and 124 without it. So, it is a little large but not outrageous.
According to Earlene's it would be 136 servings if you serve teh top tier and 124 without it. So, it is a little large but not outrageous.
And since just about every single professionally managed venue is going to go by Wilton anyways, regardless of how big or small you think their servings are, you will be making/giving away a bunch of free cake by following Earlene's chart.
Can't you make the bottom tier out of styrofoam? Of course, you'll still need to charge for your work. I haven't done the figures, but it might work out better to do the bottom in cake and the rest in foam. Either way, I think you can give her the look she wants without having a LOT of leftover cake.
You can always go with smaller pan sizes.
When a bride says "I like this cake", she isn't necessarily saying "I want THIS cake EXACTLY like the picture." She's saying she likes the style, the design, the look.
But she needs the cake, that in the pic serves 300, cut down to serve 85. It just depends on what size pan you use, that's all.
6/8/10 squares serves 18/32/50 = 100 servings. She's paying for 100 servings. That's pretty much as small as she can go. If she saves her top tier, she's got 82 servings.