Serving Sizes ~ Trying Not To Pull My Hair Out!

Decorating By MammaG Updated 6 Oct 2010 , 8:15pm by costumeczar

MammaG Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 2:57pm
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Everywhere I look, serving charts are completely different. I do feel like Wilton is way off. Where can I find a realistic serving chart? I'm about to pull all my hair out of my head trying to figure out which is most accurate.

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ddaigle Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 3:16pm
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I hear Earlene's is very popular: http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

MammaG Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 3:18pm
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Originally Posted by ddaigle

I hear Earlene's is very popular: http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm




I looked at hers, but they are so completely different from others that I didn't know if that was for 2" or 4" Do you know?

ddaigle Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 3:31pm
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Based on her serving, I'm sure they are for 4"..as most charts quote for a double sized cake instead of a single.

GGFan Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 3:33pm
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It is 4" tier. I emailed and ask her a while back icon_smile.gif

MammaG Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 3:39pm
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Originally Posted by GGFan

It is 4" tier. I emailed and ask her a while back icon_smile.gif




thank you. I emailed but haven't heard back. You all are so sweet. Thanks so much.

leah_s Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 3:51pm
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Wilton is completely realistic and its what every caterer everywhere uses. If you provide a cake to a venue it's gonna be cut to those dimensions, as they as the standard, and provide PLENTY of cake for a serving. If you use Earlene's charts you'll be giving away lots of free cake.

NatiMF30 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 4:06pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Wilton is completely realistic and its what every caterer everywhere uses. If you provide a cake to a venue it's gonna be cut to those dimensions, as they as the standard, and provide PLENTY of cake for a serving. If you use Earlene's charts you'll be giving away lots of free cake.




I agree with Leah. My cakes are four layers and with filling, icing and fondant they usually measure between 5" & 5.5" tall. When you slice it it may not look big but when you pull that slice out it's a lot of cake. It's usually plenty for everyone. icon_smile.gif

jillmakescakes Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 4:09pm
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I agree with Leah_s

When I opened, I called my local venues and asked them what sizing chart they used when they cut the cake, ALL of them, every single one, said "Wilton". They didn't even pause, I was amazed.

TabbieCakes Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 4:17pm
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THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! I recently posted a question about serving sizes. People were kind enough to respond, but I still didn't "get it" about how high a cake these charts are based on.

I didn't ask anymore because I didn't want to seem like a dumba**! LOL.

Ahhhh! Okay, now I get it thumbs_up.gif

costumeczar Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 8:15pm
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I think most caterers usually cut them smaller than Wilton says to, to be truthful.

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