150 Family Size Servings -> 3 Round Tier -> What Size

Decorating By mbt4955 Updated 5 Sep 2009 , 1:03am by mbt4955

mbt4955 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 9:50pm
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I need some advice on tier sizes for a wedding cake. She wants 150 "family size" servings out of three round 4" tiers with the top (4th) tier uncut. I am using "Anna's Wilton Wedding Cake" chart. I'm so sorry Anna ---- I'm trying to find a pm from you to give you full credit and I can't find it.

Anyway, Anna's chart has wedding, party and family size servings, but it doesn't go up past a 14" round for the family size. 14, 12, 10 (+ an 8") will only serve 97 family size. I can go up to 16, but I either have to do 16, 12, 8 (+4) or 16, 14, 12 ... that's just way too big. I don't have odd size pans.

Can anyone make a suggestion that would work? I mentioned sheet cakes ... haven't heard back from her yet.

I may just back out at this point while I still can. The wedding isn't until January! icon_biggrin.gif

TIA!

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SugarFrosted Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 10:20pm
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Hey Martha! Don't forget, she may WANT family size servings, but be sure to charge her for the number of wedding servings available in the cake.

According to that combined Wilton chart I sent you, below is the list for round cakes and their wedding servings. As I look more carefully, I believe some are wrong even though I copied from the Wilton site.

Divide the Wedding servings (1x2x4) in half to get Family servings(2x2x4) approximately:

6" = 12W or 6/7F
8" = 24W or 12F
9" = 32W or 14/16F
10" = 38W or 19F (I believe the chart is wrong (says 28 ) tho it was copied from Wilton)
12" = 56W or 29F
14" = 78W or 39F (I believe the chart is wrong (says 44) tho it was copied from Wilton)
16" = 100W or 50F

Anyone with more accurate info should please correct me.

leah_s Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 10:47pm
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What on earth is a "family sized serving?"


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mbt4955 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 10:52pm
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Thanks, Anna. I LOVE your chart and I use it all the time. thumbs_up.gif

mbt4955 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 10:53pm
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What on earth is a "family sized serving?"


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A family sized serving is 2x2x4".

-K8memphis Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 10:54pm
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The bride should figure it out.
Does she want servings that are half again as big or twice as big? (that's a lot of cake!)

So in other words she gets either 225 (wedding chart size) servings for slices that are half again as big as a regular serving. That's her original servings 150 plus 75.

Or 300 (wedding chart size) servings if she wants them twice as big kaching kaching

mbt4955 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 10:57pm
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Kate, I don't think she has any idea how big a 2x2x4" piece of cake is. Maybe I'll send her a piece in the next week or so. If they are feeding their guests, there is no way that they need that much cake.

I'm trying to find the comparison that Debi uses for a wedding size piece. I just have trouble searching on CC ... icon_biggrin.gif

leah_s Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 11:00pm
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2 X 2 X 4 = crazeeeee big. OTOH, $$$$$$$. Twice the size, twice the price!

indydebi Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 11:02pm
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A family sized serving is 2x2x4".




Standard size = 1x2x4 = 8 cubic inches
"family" size = 2x2x4 = 16 cubic inches

She wants twice the size, she buys twice the cake.

So to get 150 "family" servings, she needs to buy (AND PAY FOR!!!!!!!!!!) 300 wedding servings.

If she balks at (for example) 300 wedding servings @ $3.00 each, then tell her "Fine. It's 150 family size servings at SIX dollars per serving!"

If she gets twice the cake in a serving, she pays twice the price. It's that simple.

mbt4955 Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 12:10am
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Debi, didn't you give us a visual of how big a wedding size piece actually is - comparing it to something that "ordinary people" can picture without having to see it????

indydebi Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 12:47am
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Debi, didn't you give us a visual of how big a wedding size piece actually is - comparing it to something that "ordinary people" can picture without having to see it????



ROughly, the size of a folded over peanut butter sandwich.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 12:51am
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Another way to say it:

I say a 9x13 makes 24 cupcakes--so it's roughly the size of a cupcake with fillings.

mbt4955 Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 1:03am
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thumbs_up.gif Kate!

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