Someone gave me a pic of a 2 tiered cake to make. It looks like a 10 and 6, with the 6 being a little taller. Originally, I thought that would serve 65 and a little extra. I have already made the 10".
I've gotten confused now. According to Wilton a 10 and 6 would only serve 40 people. I do want to give a bigger piece per serving. I need to feed 65.
So, I think I should now make an 8", but that brings me up to only 48 servings.
And, the proportion between the tiers doesn't seem right - I think there should be a 3" difference.
If I add another layer onto each, that makes each tier 5 1/2" tall - how many servings would that then give per cake?
That means halfing each recipe. Would I be better off making another tier and if so, which size?
Thank you so much.
I would do 10, 8, 6. That would give you 74 serving according to Wilton. The western cake in my pics is 10, 8, 6 if you need to see what it looks like.
Oh, I see, you are going by the party size... that would still be 60, and I think you'll be fine. Those are pretty large peices.
I have a old wilton cake decorating book copyright 1977. I think it's easyer to understand than the moor modern ones. It states for a wedding size searving you get 16 for the 6" and 48 servings for the 10". The party cake serving is 6 for the 6" and only 14 for the 10". I would suggest adding another 12" or even 14". Just to be on the safe side.
Why not make the 10 the top tier and make the bottom a 14. That way it still fits the design.
thanks a lot for your really quick response. I also got some sites from one of the other posts today.