What Size Square Pans For 2 Tier 50 Serving?

Decorating By KsCakes09 Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 2:45pm by indydebi

KsCakes09 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:39pm
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I always get nervous that the cake won't feed the amount of people requested. Even more so when its being cut by the customer not a venue. It will be double layer w/ filling. I usually go by Wilton, but most of the time you are either way over or under servings......HELP!!!

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leily Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:51pm
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My serving size is 1x2x4 (standard industry serving - which is the wilton wedding chart - their party chart has larger servings) If the customer wants to serve larger peices then they need to order more servings.

For 50 servings in a square cake I would use a 6/8
6 = 18 servings
8 = 32 servings

MikeRowesHunny Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 12:54pm
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It's important to tell/provide a chart on how the cake should be cut to get the required no. of servings, that way they can't blame you if they cut it wrong and run out.

leily Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 1:00pm
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Originally Posted by MikeRowesHunny

It's important to tell/provide a chart on how the cake should be cut to get the required no. of servings, that way they can't blame you if they cut it wrong and run out.




Oh definitely! I always send a copy of indydebi's cutting guide along with a cake. It works for every shaped cake and it is using the standard 1x2x4 serving.

Gingoodies Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:28pm
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KsCakes09, I feel the same way you do about the wilton charts. Especially when the cake is being cut by "non-professionals". What I have begun doing is averaging out the wilton wedding and party charts. What I mean is, (for example)if the party chart says 24 and the wedding chart says 36, I split the difference and figure that the cake will serve about 30.

indydebi Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:45pm
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Agree with the above numbers that a 6/8 would be sufficient. However when I have a client who wants EXACTLY those servings, I always offer them the choice:

"A 6/8 will serve exactly 50 people when cut in the industry standard 1x2x4. If you think your family might cut them a little bigger, you might consider a 6/10, which will serve 62 standard servings. Which do you prefer?"

I'd say 99.9% of the time, the client goes with the bigger cake (and I make more money). thumbs_up.gif

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