Servings

Decorating By cab333 Updated 31 Aug 2010 , 6:21pm by cab333

cab333 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 1:12pm
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Good Morning Everyone!
I have my very first cake order going out this Saturday icon_biggrin.gif Yay me! I am doing a tiered cake, and am trying to wrap my head around how much cake I need. Is there a topic on the forum that addresses this by any chance?

I am feeding 10 adults and 10 kids....what would you do? I was considering a two tiered 8" and 6". The purchaser has mentioned she doesnt mind extra's - so perhaps I should go with 10" 8" and 6".

What are your thoughts?

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TexasSugar Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 1:47pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

This is the guide I use.

8 would serve 24 people.

6/8 would serve 36 people.

6/8/10 would serve 74 people.

This are 1x2x4 size slice which is a nice size of cake.

Cake price is based off how many servings they get, not now many they ask for. So if someone tells you they need a cake to serve 20, and the cake you make serves 36, then you charge for the 36 servings, same for the 74 servings. So while she may not mind extra, she probably won't want to pay for 16 or 54 additional servings.

neecies_sweets Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 2:27pm
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hi! i do slightly larger sizes for party servings-- 1 1/2 x 2 or 1 x 3 (4" tall), so for an 8" round i get 15-16 servings and 8-9 servings for the 6" round. squares of the same size would give a few extra servings but are trickier if you are covering with fondant. good luck on your first order!

cab333 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:21pm
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thanks ladies - i guess i will just stick to the two tier...which is fine by me!

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