Wedding Cake To Feed 250 - What Size Pans?

Decorating By DollyCakes Updated 1 Sep 2009 , 1:04am by DollyCakes

DollyCakes Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 3:50pm
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Okay, if we use 6-9-12-15 round pans with the 12 & 6 being triple layered (meaning, we'll cut the serving and then cut it in half vertically) will this be enough for 250 wedding servings. We are thinking 1x4" serving size.

Thanks for the input! icon_smile.gif

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cylstrial Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 7:19pm
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I'm thinking that just the 6,9,12, and 15 will be about 190. How tall will the 6 and 12 be (with the triple layers)?

And is the 250 how many people the bride invited? Or how many they are expecting?

DollyCakes Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:14pm
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Thanks for responding, cylstrial. The 6 & 12 size tiers will be approximately 6" each so those servings will end up being about 1x3"

We're supposed to be serving 350, but that's including the groom's cake which will feed about 100.

MrCake01 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:42pm
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Hey DollyCakes,
I found a couple of links that may help you. I never done a cake that size so my info is limited but wantd to help. Does the 6 and 12 inch layers have to be that size or are you trying to increase servings.
Goodluck,
Mrcake01

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
http://www.heb.com/yourHEBStore/SD-bakery-wedCake-wedCakesServingGuide.jsp
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/wedding/cakechart.aspx
http://www.theknockshoppe.com/servin_chart.htm

DollyCakes Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:51pm
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Trying to increase servings and we wanted the cake to have some different heights on the tiers - so for servings and look. Thanks for the links!

MrCake01 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:52pm
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Well Goodluck please let us know how it turns out.

kakeladi Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 9:02pm
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.........6-9-12-15 round pans with the 12 & 6 being triple layered.........

Here's how I'd do it:
Bake three 2" layers *each* of the 12 & 6"ers; torte each layer (split the 2" layer into two 1" layers; put together on a cake board three 1" layers w/filling between each. Stack like it is all one tier but when it's serving time you take a 3" layer off and serve as if it was a 4" layer. Is that clear as mud? icon_sad.gif

Now a 6" serves 12 to 14.
The 9" serves 35
The 12 serves 54
and the 15 ? - I'm not sure - about 85-95.

So total them up and you get 255-280.

DollyCakes Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 1:04am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

.........6-9-12-15 round pans with the 12 & 6 being triple layered.........

Here's how I'd do it:
Bake three 2" layers *each* of the 12 & 6"ers; torte each layer (split the 2" layer into two 1" layers; put together on a cake board three 1" layers w/filling between each. Stack like it is all one tier but when it's serving time you take a 3" layer off and serve as if it was a 4" layer. Is that clear as mud? icon_sad.gif

Now a 6" serves 12 to 14.
The 9" serves 35
The 12 serves 54
and the 15 ? - I'm not sure - about 85-95.

So total them up and you get 255-280.


Thanks - I like your idea and that's a perfect amount of cake + the groom's cake. We will post a pic when it's done - for Sept. 12

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