pankake Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 1:04am
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Hi there,

I am new at this and am making a cake for a friend's engagement party.

She would like a 2 tiered cake to serve about 70-80 people, a small serve each (a coffee serve not dessert serve).

I was thinking maybe a 6" and a 10"? Or do you think I should go an 8" and a 12"?

There will be lots of other dessers there, so I don't want her to have heaps leftover, but also I don't want there to be not enough.

Thanks for your help

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Nacnacweazel Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 1:17am
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Are they going to be round or square? That makes a difference. If they are square, an 8" and a 10" will give you 82 servings (8"=32, 10"=50).

pankake Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 1:53am
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

It will be a round cake. How much difference will that make?

Thanks

indydebi Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:30am
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Here's the wilton wedding chart that will help you out. http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

Here's how you cut a wedding cake to achieve those servings: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html

6/8/10 rounds will serve 12/24/38 = 74 servings

If you need between 70 and 80, is having the bottom tier as a square cake, with 2 round tiers on top an option? that would be ....

6R/8R/10S = 12/24/50 servings = 86 total servings.

pankake Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 4:25am
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Fabulous. Thank you all so much for your help.

She is pretty adament she only wants a 2 tier so it looks like I'll have to go a 12" and an 8" which serves 80.

Thanks again icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 4:26am
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I'm sorry! I totally spaced over the '2-tier' part! icon_redface.gif

Nacnacweazel Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 7:40am
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indydebi is AWESOME! thumbs_up.gif I knew someone else, with a lot more experience would chime in and save the day.

lesliemarie Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 8:44am
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A

Original message sent by indydebi

Here's the wilton wedding chart that will help you out. [URL=http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm]http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm[/URL]

Here's how you cut a wedding cake to achieve those servings: [URL=http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html]http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html[/URL]

6/8/10 rounds will serve 12/24/38 = 74 servings

If you need between 70 and 80, is having the bottom tier as a square cake, with 2 round tiers on top an option? that would be ....

6R/8R/10S = 12/24/50 servings = 86 total servings.

lesliemarie Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 8:48am
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AThanks so much, I'm going to be making a cake for a baptism soon and wasn't sure how big I'd need to make it. :)

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