What Size Would You Do?

Decorating By caincakemaker Updated 9 Sep 2010 , 4:02pm by Pastry-Panda

caincakemaker Posted 8 Sep 2010 , 3:39pm
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I have a cake for this weekend for a very small wedding. They only need it to serve 30, I think it can be a 9 and 6" according to the cake serving chart. However, does that seem small? I guess I just have a hard time switching gears to such a little cake. I just need to know if you all think that will be plenty of cake for 30 people.

THANK YOU!

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catlharper Posted 8 Sep 2010 , 4:55pm
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Yes, a 9 and 6 would work just fine. I had 40 people at my wedding and the cake was a 6 and 8. Just enough....we didn't want any leftovers. So if you wanted a few extra pieces your 9 and 6 would be great!

CWR41 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:17am
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If you're using the Wilton wedding serving guide, it says 32+12 = 44 servings for 9" x 6". Are you charging for the 44 servings they'll get, or only for the 30 servings they want?

cakeythings1961 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:35am
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Originally Posted by CWR41

If you're using the Wilton wedding serving guide, it says 32+12 = 44 servings for 9" x 6". Are you charging for the 44 servings they'll get, or only for the 30 servings they want?




9" cakes serve 36? icon_eek.gif
Somebody tell my family!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
I think they get about 12 servings out of that size cake!

CWR41 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:50am
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Originally Posted by cakeythings1961

9" cakes serve 36? icon_eek.gif
Somebody tell my family!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
I think they get about 12 servings out of that size cake!




No... according to Wilton, 32.
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

caincakemaker Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:33pm
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Thank you everyone! I don't use Wilton's chart, I think they are slightly overestimated. I use what I think is called "Erlene's" chart. I will only charge for 30, just some friends, and it's not a huge deal.

Thanks for making me feel better about the size!

Pastry-Panda Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 4:02pm
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I like erlenes charts too!! Boo on the wilton chart. I would give them the extra servings at no additional charge , especially for such a small cake.

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