Servings/size Of Cake

Decorating By adventuregal Updated 21 Jun 2010 , 4:16pm by SandyS

adventuregal Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 5:41am
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I need to do a cake for 50-she keeps changing the number of people that will be there and 50 is the most I've ever had to do so now I'm getting nervous! I was planning on a stacked cake with two tiers maybe an 8 and a 6-will that be enough for 50?
When you all plan your stacked cakes how many servings do they usually yield? I've looked at Wiltons servings chart, but it was so confusing! Any help would be great.

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bmoser24 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 6:05am
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Hi, I'm no expert , but someone shared this chart w/me and i love it! It says 23 serv. Now, these are larger servings than wilton chart. A 10, 8 serves 45. I cant find the serv size but i think it was 2" and wilton 1.5 " ? Dont think your 8,6 will be enough. HTH

artsycakes14 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 6:05am
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I don't think an 8 in. and 6 in. will be enough for 50. I just did a cake for 50 and it was a 12 in. round and 8 in. square and it was gone at the end of the wedding. I would at least do a 10, 8, and 6. Wilton's guide always seems accurate to me, but not the wedding servings only the party servings. I think their "wedding servings" are way to small. Good luck!

adventuregal Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 6:23am
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Thanks guys! I was thinking the same thing icon_sad.gif The thing is the cakes due Saturday and she JUST told me she needed it yesterday for at most 40-and now today she emailed and wants it for 50. And I'm doing it at it just me or does less than a week seem like really short notice? I'd like to accept as many cakes as I can for my portfolio...but I'm thinking I have to turn this one down.

Skirt Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 6:49am
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According to Wilton, a 10" and an 8" should serve 48. HTH

bmoser24 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 7:01am
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Well, it's up to you....I need aleast 3 days before cake is needed ~i bake and freeze day5-3, day 3 make fondant and buttercream, day 2 thaw, tort and fill and make some decorations/gumpaste, last day before cake is due...i decorate. The size really dosnt matter much between a 8,6 or 10, 8 same baking and decorating.

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 11:41am
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I go by the Wilton wedding chart:

6" - serves 12 / 8" serves 24 (total 36) / 10" serves 38 (total 74)
A 6/10 will serve 12/38 = 50
A 6/8/10 will serve 12/24/36 = 72
A 8/12 will serve 24/56 = 80

Here's how to cut the cakes to achieve those servings (and it's easy for cake civilians to do):

Since she's all iffy and wacko on you, I'd go with either the 72 servings or the 80 servings.

Is the design open to square cakes? If so, a square 6/8 serves 18/32 = 50; a 6/10 serves 18/50 = 68

nhbaker Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 12:05pm
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I've always used this chart and have never run short on servings.

SandyS Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 4:16pm
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I also use Earlene's chart and have never run short - very ample servings

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