## What Sizes Do You Usually Do....round To Serve 250

By jen1977 Updated 18 Jan 2010 , 2:13pm by _Jamie_

jen1977 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:27am
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Using the Wilton guide, the servings are under or over 250. What sizes do you usually do if a client wants to serve 250? Thanks!

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indydebi Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:35am
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Rarely can you get a cake to come out to EXACTLY the number of servings the client wants. You usually need to ask them if they want a little more or a little less.

6/8/10/12/14 round serves 12/24/38/56/78 = 208
6/8/10/14/16 round serves 12/24/38/78/100 = 252

6/8/10/12/14 square serves 18/32/50/72/98 = 270
6/8/10round + 12/14/ squares serves 12/24/56/72/98 = 236

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

jen1977 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:43am
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Do you think the difference between the sizes (ie....2 inch difference and 4in difference in the same cake) looks funny?

HarleyDee Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:49am
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Ask them if they want more or less cake.

leah_s Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:06am
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indydebi Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jen1977

Do you think the difference between the sizes (ie....2 inch difference and 4in difference in the same cake) looks funny?

i do them all the time, but you be the judge:

Here's a 6/8/12/14: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1432833

6/10/12: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1375911

6/8/12 square: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1283074

6/10/12/14: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1238098

jen1977 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 1:18pm
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Thanks everyone. I'm just really getting into weddings, and want to make sure I do this right!

tarheelgirl Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 1:55pm
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I would definitely ask if they want more or less. The grooms cake is usually what I make to come up with the difference.

_Jamie_ Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:13pm
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Oh ye, go for the gusto-I did a 6 tier 6,8,10,12,14,16 for 300 this past weekend. I say go big and grand! If they subtract the top tier out for their anniversary cake....you're close to 250!