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,
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.
www. earle nescak es.com /ckse rchar t.htm
www. wilt on.com /cakes/ma king-cakes/ba king-we dding-cake -2-inch-pans.cfm
remove the spaces for each link
If it doesn't work that way Google Search, Earlene's Cake Serving Chart and Wilton's Cake Serving Guide
What sizes are your cake pans?
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?
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!
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!
Oh, that is not too bad! Thank you! Fantastic!