Need 100 Servings, Help

Decorating By Ursula40 Updated 8 Sep 2009 , 11:28pm by Ursula40

Ursula40 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:26pm
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I never have a query for such a large cake and would reslly appreciaete your input

Customer wants 100 servings. Have to send her quotes, she's not sure which design or shape yet
I have rounds (12 inches and down), squares (10 inches, 9, 8 and 6), and the 3 set comma shaped pans. all 3 inch deep pans

How many tiers/ of which set would give me 100 servings, it's for a combined double golden and housewarming party, (open house type)

Thx in advance fro your help

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indydebi Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:35pm
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6/8/10 square serves 100 exactly (18/32/50).
6/8/12 round serves 12/24/56 = 82
8/10/12 round serves 24/38/56 = 118
6/10/12 round serves 12/38/56 = 106

Ursula40 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:37pm
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Thx do you have any idea on how to size the comma shaped ones? I have been looking all over the web and cannot find a serving chart

indydebi Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:47pm
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Is that what the chart calls a "contour" pan? icon_confused.gif

Ursula40 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:52pm
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Tell the truth I have no idea, that's why I was asking.

I just googled contour pan and it showed rounds with a rounded edge on top, not the comma shaped ones

leah_s Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:54pm
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I think the contour pans are the ones with dramatically round edge. I have a set I've used exactly once in ten years.

Also 6/9/12 is what I always do for 100 servings.

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Ladiesofthehouse Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:04am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Also 6/9/12 is what I always do for 100 servings.

That seems right to me too--the Wilton chart always seems like the pieces are too small!

Gingoodies Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:05am
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Wilton calls them a paisley pan. There are serving sizes listed in their 2010 yearbook. I would imagine you could find it on their website also.

Ursula40 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:06am
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Yes that's what I found when googling

But no idea on how many servings the comma shaped ones give nor the hexagons, forgot I had that set too.
This is an important cake for me, since loads of people will see it and i don't get many opportunities like this one, so any input would help

Ursula40 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:24am
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Ok the large comma pan has the same diameter as the 12 inch round,plus the comma tail
middle one 10 inch plus tail
small one 8 inch plus tail

so in theory I should have what 6-8 extra servings off the large tail? Less ac ouple off the smaller ones

I used water

12inch round holds 4 litres, 12 inch comma about 4 3/4 litres (with about a fingertip of air from the top rim of the pans each)

leah_s Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:28am
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6/9/12 = 102 according to the Wilton chart. The Wilton chart provides PLENTY of cake per person. It's an excellent chart.

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Ursula40 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:26am
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Do you have the 2010 book, I can't get it here. If you have some time, could you just look it up for me in the mag? Pretty please?

Lcubed82 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:36am
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I am so glad I saw this thread. I was looking at a different Wilton chart in "Decorating Cakes, a Reference and Idea Book". I thought I needed 6-9-12-14 for 100 servings. In relooking, that chart is "Party cake data and cutting guide- 2"hight pans (for 2layer, 4-in high cakes."

The new yearbook has a condenced chart, where both party and wedding servings are on the same chart, different columns. It matches the link given above.

I think I will still do 4 tiers, but do the 6-9-12 and put a 4" on top! That will be cute! and much easier to transport!

Ursula40 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:47am
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I can't find the serving chart listing the paisley pan on the website, plus it runs reeeeeeeeally slow here. Could someone help me out on that one please?
I know I have the deeper pans, but it would really help (plus I only have three different paisley sizes)

Lcubed82 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:52am
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The new yearbook has the paisley servings:
9x6=13 wedding, 9 party; 12.75x9=38 wedding, 28 party; 17x12=56 wedding, 40 party

Hope this helps!

Ursula40 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 9:36am
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Is that single layer or double layer? Although it should be for single layer, bc the 12 inch diameter round pan is as big as the big portion of the paisley just the paisley has the tail as well. the 12 inch round serves 50 right?

Lcubed82 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:38pm
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The chart header says 4" hi cakes, using 2" hi pans. "The figures for 2" pans are based on a 2-layer, 4-in. high cake. Fill pans 12-2/3 full.

The chart for 3" hi cakes using 3" pans does not include infor for paisley pans.

2010 Yearbook, pg 115

Lcubed82 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:51pm
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Here'e the cutting chart for the paisley pan.

Ursula40 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 11:28pm
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Thank you so much

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