Where Can I Find A "tried And True" Serving Chart?

Decorating By tmcakes Updated 12 Oct 2009 , 9:14pm by prterrell

tmcakes Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
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Hello everyone!!! I was wondering if any one would like to suggest the serving chart they use or one they find to be very accurate? One with maybe a party size serving and also a wedding size serving! Thanks

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indydebi Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:11pm
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"Tried and True" to me is the wilton wedding chart: http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

I cut all my cakes this size no matter what the occasion. But what's MORE important is that I use this chart to determine pricing, not necessarily to determine servings, although they HAPPEN to be very close.

A 10" round serves 38. I round to 35 to figure the price of the cake, but will tell the client, "This cake serves 25-35, depending on how you cut it. The price is $xx.xx"

I do not get into party-servings vs. wedding servings. bluntly I find it a ridiculous distinction and difference. They are welcome to cut that 10" round cake in half and serve with 2 forks for all i care. The price is the same no matter HOW they cut it.

TexasSugar Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:11pm
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I use Wilton's Wedding servings. I use to switch back and forth but if you price per serving then you are charging different amounts for the same cakes and I decided to save myself the trouble and just use one serving size and one price for all cakes (minus carved cakes).

prterrell Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:14pm
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I don't do two different serving sizes. The 1"x2"x4" serving is really plenty generous. If someone wants more cake, then they can order more cake. I'm not going to charge less for the same amount of servings just because it's a party and not a wedding. (As far as I can tell, that's pretty much the consensus among most bakers/decorators.)

Anyway, the Wilton serving charts are pretty much the industry standard.

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/serving-amounts-all.cfm

But for cutting guide/method, go with Indydebi's. It's much more efficient than Wilton's. (can someone help out with a link? I don't have it saved. icon_redface.gif )

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