How Do I Calculate The Number Of Servings In A Cake?

Decorating By yummy_in_my_tummy Updated 31 Mar 2010 , 3:48am by KrissieCakes

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:51pm
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I'm new to cake decorating and see that most people charge a dollar amount per serving, but how are the servings calculated?

I know that you can look up the servings for Wilton pans, but for example, if I have my bottom tier as two 8" rounds, I just multiply the number of servings in one pan x 2 for the servings on that tier, right?

But what if I carve a cake? Is there any easy way to calculate the number of servings - is there a regular size for a serving of cake?

Thanks everyone!

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mamawrobin Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:52pm
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Wilton's website has a chart as does Earlene I believe.

TexasSugar Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 8:08pm
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I use this chart for all cakes, wedding or party cakes.

The number of servings they have listed is for a 2 layer (4in tall tier). So a round 8in 2 layer cake serves 24.

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:27am
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Thank you! This will help a lot! icon_biggrin.gif

KrissieCakes Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:48am
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Here is earlene's chart! This is what I use!

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