I have a magic line 5x2 pan and thought maybe I could use it as the 6" cake topper for a very small wedding cake feeding 75. I thought to do a 6, 8, and 10" but when I stacked the pans it just looked like a straight line of pans with no edge to decorate on. So i found a 5x2, 8, and 10" looked perfect, but I don't want to be short on servings. Help please! Thank you cake buddies. Happy Baking
Are they round, square, etc? If round, you would have had 74 servings with the original design. When the cakes are stacked you will have a 2" border/difference which looks nice, not straight. Stacked cakes always look different from stacked cake pans.
If you decide to use the 5x2, you will lose approx. 3 servings. If I'm figuring this out right, a 5x2 pan will yield approx. 9 servings. Either way will look nice.
Thank you so much! I was worried there wouldnt be room around the edges with the orginal design. I think I'm going to go with what I orginally said.Oh, it's a round cake! Sorry! lol
If the tins are square, you will have plenty of slices - are they coffee or dessert slices. If coffee, you will have plenty even if they are round.
It's for a small 3 tier round wedding cake for 75 people. I like the spacing with the 5x2, 8, and 10inch cake. I guess i could make 3 wedding cupcakes to go with the cake for the servings I may lose. What do you think?
Perhaps we measure our servings differently here, but we calculate coffee slices on a 1inch square of cake, so if it was a 10" square, you should be able to feed say, 90-100 people. If it was round, we estimate 70-80 coffee slices.
Perhaps you guys cut them larger. If you base it on 2 inches per serve then you will get 73 slices - I don't think you will need the cup cakes at all - not everyone eats it and perhaps some won't show. Don't panic, I am sure it will look lovely with the 6" or 5x2. I would be inclined to do the 6" to keep it uniform.
Best of luck, Kim