I Need To Know What Cake Pans To Use To Make A 3-Tiered Cake

Decorating By ritakaye Updated 4 Mar 2010 , 7:21pm by ritakaye

ritakaye Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 9:48pm
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I am making a 3-tiered cake for the first time. The cake is for 125 people and I wanted to use 12 inch, 10 inch, and 8 inch pans to make the cake but I can not figure out how many slices of cake each pan will make. Can someone help me?

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CookieMeister Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 9:51pm
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tarheelgirl Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 9:53pm
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I get 118 total from using those sizes. Here is the Wilton chart for wedding cake serving amounts! icon_biggrin.gif


whoops... think we posted at the same time! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

monet1895 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:01pm
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I think you might be cutting it a little close with those pans. I'm assuming they are round?

Here's another chart that I find helpful.


Good luck!

kerri729 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:04pm
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I use Earlene's, and it would be a 12-10-8 for exactly 125.

shelisah_cakes Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:10pm
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for 125 we use a 14 10 and 7

niccicola Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:35pm
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it really depends on what size servings you want to serve...


I go by Wilton's party servings for party cakes and wedding servings for wedding cakes. I find earlene's chart MUCH too generous on the portion sizes.

Renaejrk Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:43pm
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A serving is 8 cubic inches of cake - so how wide it is depends on how tall it is, whether it is a wedding or not doesn't matter. If they want to cut their slices larger and you are charging for this cake, they need to buy more servings - but if it's free you just need to figure how big and go for it! icon_smile.gif

monet1895 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:49pm
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Kerri, can you help me w/ Earlene's chart? Maybe I'm not using it right? I thought it showed 12" round= 45, 10"=30, and 8"=15, for a total of 90? Maybe I am misreading the columns. TIA.

kerri729 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 5:36pm
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Oh good grief, I apoligize! It should icon_surprised.gif be 14-12-8 fore 125........sorry!

monet1895 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 6:00pm
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OK, no worries! Thanks for the follow up!

ritakaye Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 7:21pm
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Thank you to everyone.

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