Well, I thought I had this planned out and will probably still go through with it as the wedding is this Saturday, but for 248 servings I'm going to do an 18/14/10/6. Since figuring that out, I've now seen another chart that tells me the yield will be 304. What the heck?
So, I'd like to know...How many do YOU think an 18/14/10/6 will serve? And what Serving Chart did you use to figure it out?
I use a cake calculator that was posted by another ccer. It however does not have the 18 size. I am assuming you are using rounds? Using my calculator a 6/10/14/16 yields 228 servings. Using this chart you can change the pan sizes and it calculates for you... http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator.cgi
257, I believe. I did one this past weekend. The chart is on www.wilton.com
18 round = 127 servings
242 from wilton's tiered cake page (oops! plus 12 servings for the top tier)
244 country kitchens
208 earlene moore's
OK, here's the link for Wilton's serving chart.
255 servings, using the entire 6/10/14/18.
I think I found the one that gave you the 304 servings....I would not use that one! I have never seen servings exaggerated like that....maybe she uses 6" tiers or something. but for basic height (3-5"), that chart would be um...no....no...nah uh...
I don't see the 18" listed...
either way... op, you were better off using your original servings than using the one from tks or from wherever that 304 came.
plus the 38 servings in a 10" and the 12 servings in the 6"(not included in the total number of servings listed with image)
just showing how I got my number is all
The 18" was left off the newer charts. It's listed on the older charts, though. Go figure.
I'm too lazy right now to climb the stairs to get the older ones. I will definitely take your word on it.
Notice, on the chart on their site, it mentions using the 18" pan at the bottom....in regards to the heating cores...shows it on the set-ups too...but nothing as far as batter...servings...
Alrighty then! I can't get over how many various calculations there are out there. I'll stick with my Wilton wedding for 254, and yes they serve all the cake. Thanks to all for your feedback!