How Many Tiers Do I Need?

Decorating By chrissypie Updated 12 Feb 2010 , 9:26pm by chrissypie

chrissypie Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:11pm
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Hi All,

I was recently asked how many tiers are needed to feed 220 people. The cake would be square if that helps. Does anyone have any idea?

Thanks so much,

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The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:28pm
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Its not so much how many tiers you need, as much as what sizes of cake you'd want to use. Servings are based on your pan size. So it really depends on how big your base cake is, and then build from there to get as close to 220 as possible.

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kikibakes Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:31pm
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What sizes are your cake pans?

chrissypie Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:41pm
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Well, that's the thing! LOL! I should have mentioned that I was also wondering what sizes would be good. I mean, visually, I would like an 8, 12, 16. I don't think that is enough though, judging from charts, it is like I would need a 6, 8, 10,12, 14, 16!! Could that possibly be right? Has anyone made a cake for 220 that has any tips?

ebredhawk Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:57pm
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chrissy - take a look at the wilton serving chart. that's the one i've always used (the "number of servings (2 layers)" column) and it seems to be pretty accurate. you shouldn't have to make a 6 tier cake like that for 220!

KHalstead Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 9:20pm
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my 8",12',16" square serves 225

8" square = 30
12" square = 70
16" square = 125

I'd say that's perfect for what you need!

chrissypie Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 9:26pm
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Oh, that is not too bad! Thank you! Fantastic!

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