I am not sure how realistic are the serving size chart from Wilton's site, When I look at the pans, they don't look like I'll get the amount of servings the chart says.. Which chart do you fellow cakers use?
The Wilton chart is the one that most venues etc use for their cutting. I thought the same thing when I first started making cakes...but when I actually made a cake and served it, the Wilton chart is a perfect size. The way I look at it is if someone doesn't think the piece is large enough, they can always ask for seconds!
Here's how to cut the cake to achieve those serving amounts: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html
Here's photos of cut pieces of cake so you can see that they are not "paper thin". This is a standard dessert size piece of cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785
Serving charts are to help you determine pricing and oh yeah by the way they just HAPPEN to also give you an idea of how many servings you can achieve. They can cut it in half and serve it with two forks if they want, but if they are having 10 people there, they have to order 5 cakes .... and pay for the total number of servings as shown on the chart.
Thanks Wendel and Debi !!.. then I am giving to much cake away LOL
Yep. That Wilton chart is right on.
I trust Wilton.