Will It Feed 40 People

Decorating By kathy777 Updated 9 Jul 2010 , 7:32pm by armywife1

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kathy777 Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 11:36am
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I have a lady that wants a wedding cake she wants 8' on the bottom and 6' on the top. Will that feed 40 people? its only going to be 2 tier..

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indydebi Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 11:42am
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Wilton Wedding Chart:

8" serves 24
6" serves 12
Total servings: 36.

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

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dozenredroses Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 12:48pm
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I made those exact sizes for a baby shower to needed to feed ~30 people. When the cake was delivered the client questioned whether it would feed 30 - 40 people. I think it is appearances.

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indydebi Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 12:51pm
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Because they are used to cutting cake in pie=shaped wedges instead of wedding rectangles.

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KHalstead Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 12:58pm
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I consider it 38 servings, here is my serving chart for how to cut and get the servings. I have cut these cuts (using indydebi's method) and this is how many servings I got out of the cake, that's what I go by. If the customers doesn't cut this way, that's their issue in the end. You can only hold their hand so far and then you have to let them go!

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sberryp Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 12:53am
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Thanks for posting the charts.

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rosiecast Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 12:55am
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Tina- love those charts.

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armywife1 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 7:22pm
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Are these charts for a one layer or 2 layer cake?

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sweettoothmom1 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 7:32pm
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@KHalstead = is that cutting chart based on 2"x1" wilton wedding slices?

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armywife1 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 7:32pm
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Oops, I just looked and realized they are for 2 layer. icon_redface.gif Ok, so is it just standard to half the serving size if you only make one layer. Or is it not that easy. (Sorry if this is a dumb question). I just want to make sure. icon_redface.gif

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