I'm Getting Conflicting Info About Pan Serving Sizes

Decorating By pattycakes55d Updated 15 Oct 2009 , 1:11am by pattycakes55d

pattycakes55d Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:48pm
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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.

5 replies
snocilla Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:55pm
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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.

snocilla Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:57pm
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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.

boxerbabe Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:44pm
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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.

sadsmile Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 5:22pm
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Why not make the 10 the top tier and make the bottom a 14. That way it still fits the design.

pattycakes55d Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:11am
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thanks a lot for your really quick response. I also got some sites from one of the other posts today.

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