Help With Cake Sizes?

Decorating By chocolateluv Updated 30 Oct 2009 , 9:31pm by KHalstead

chocolateluv Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:17pm
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Hey there! I am pretty new to cake decorating and would like your help icon_smile.gif I have someone who would like me to make a round 2-tier cake for about 25 people. I'm just wondering what sizes to make the cakes. Not just the pan size, but how high should I make the tiers? Thanks.

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Texas_Rose Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:25pm
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The standard height for tiers is 4". If you make them that tall, then the serving charts you'll see on the Wilton website or other places will work for you.

Here's the Wilton chart:

It's hard to make two tiers for 25 people, an 8" round will feed 24 people. So they may have to go with more servings to get that other tier.

chocolateluv Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 8:09pm
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Thanks. I didn't know that 4" was the standard height, which now helps me make sense of the charts.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 9:14pm
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You could do a 7x4 or a 7x5 round (3-4" tall)

Or a 6x4 or 6x3 square (3-4" tall)

Or do an 8 then just put a little dit dot on top -- like a one layer 4"

25 serving thoughts for you.

KHalstead Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 9:31pm
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I consider an 8" round to be 20 servings and a 6" round to be 10 servings.....I'd just tell them it's either cake for 20 or cake for 30! lol

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