I have been asked to do a 40th birthday cake. I am told there is going to be between 50 and 60 people.
Do you think I can get away with serving a 2-tier, 10" and 6" round cake? I know there is countless serving charts out there, however I am wanting to get advice from bakers who might have used this combo with this size cake.
It'll definitely give you 50 servings....I've never been able to get 12 servings out of a 6" though so that's something to think about.
if you're serving it you could get 48, but for a cake muggle to serve it no they probably wont. You could do a 6" sq on a 10" sq that gives them 68 servings and room to cut slightly larger, never the less charge for what it will serve not what they are serving.
I checked Earlene's chart & the Wilton chart for a 10" + 6" party servings and I come up with 38 to 40 servings--30+8 from Earlene and 28+12 from Wilton.
I don't see stretching that to 50 or 60..............and I usually average those 2 charts for my serving quotes.
I use the wilton chart all the time and have NEVER run out of cake. here's a link to a thread with the chart, how to cut and pics of cut pieces of cake: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-668046.html
You'll never get 12 pieces from a 6" cake if you cut them in pie-shaped wedges. But it's no problem if you cut them properly in wedding rectangle shapes.
A 10/6 serves 38/12 = 50 servings. If you're expecting 50-60, that's cutting it close (no pun intended!). A 10/8 serves 38/24 = 62. A 12/8 serves 56/24 = 80.
A 10/6 square serves 50/18 = 68.