Can Someone Get Back To Me Urgently Please

Decorating By MissCakeCrazy Updated 26 Oct 2010 , 1:47am by Ruth0209

MissCakeCrazy Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:30pm
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Can someone reply back to me urgently please as I need to get back to the customer. The bride says that she will have 120 guests (which I originally told her she will need a 3 tier cake). But she wants the cake to actually be served as a dessert instead of the finger sized portions and she is asking me how much cake should there be. Can someone please tell me?

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Kitagrl Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:47pm
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If the cake is 4" tall per tier, that's still a healthy portion of dessert....but....anyway...if she wants a double sized slice then she'd have to order double servings.

Kellbella Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:48pm
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It will have to be twice as big....bigger servings=larger cake. Price should double too!

MissCakeCrazy Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:53pm
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it will be 3" in depth. I originally quoted 6", 8" and 10" sizes. What should I quote them now?

Ruth0209 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:53pm
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Ruth0209 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCakeCrazy

it will be 3" in depth. I originally quoted 6", 8" and 10" sizes. What should I quote them now?




A 6/8/10 in 4" tall tiers serves about 75, so I'm not sure what chart you're using. A 3" tier wouldn't be nearly enough for 120. A 6/9/12 in a 4" tier is about 100.

Here's Earlene's chart. http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm As I said, it's bigger than the 1 x 2 x 4.

P.S. I see that you're in the UK. I understand the cake slices are smaller there. If you use the Wilton 1 x 2 x 4" slice, that should be a decent slice. Should be 8 cubic inches of cake.

alanaj Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:56pm
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I agree with the others. The pieces are large enough because they are 4" tall. A 4 tier round: 12", 10", 8", 6" serves 130 by the Wilton chart.

MissCakeCrazy Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:08pm
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I have just looked at her chart and it looks abit confusing. So, to serve 124 people I will need a 8", 10" and 12" cake so its still just 3 tiers?

Ruth0209 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:10pm
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Sorry, one more thought. If you price your cakes based on a standard per serving price, then you need to be sure to charge for the cake based on that standard. In other words, if a serving size is usually 1 x 1 x 4" and she wants 1 x 2 x 4", then the price should be either double the cost per serving or the same cost but for twice as many servings.

Don't let that conversion to a bigger slice mess you up price wise.

MissCakeCrazy Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:23pm
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I can't see the amount of portions it will have for a 6" square cake, wilton seems to have missed this out. Should I quote the customer 6,8 10" tiers according to the wilton chart? the tiers will be 3" deep and sizes will be dessert portion.

MissCakeCrazy Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:37pm
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Can someone please reply back?

Moondance Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:38pm
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Hi, a 6 inch square will cut to 18 portions if cut to 1 inch by 2 inch (3 inch height cake). If you go onto Have your cake and eat it website, they give you prtion sizes for both round and sqaure sponge cakes

HTH

MissCakeCrazy Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:44pm
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Thanks

luddroth Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:46pm
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That's not enough for 120 people in 3" tiers. And will the bride want to save the small tier for the anniversary rather than serve it? Draw it out for yourself. If your 10" square is 3" deep, and you cut pieces 2" x 1", then everybody gets a piece that is 3 inches by 2 inches on the plate and 1 inch thick. That's not a big piece for a dessert -- it's the size of a deck of cards -- but it's pretty standard for wedding cake. At that size, your 10 inch square yields 50 pieces, assuming none break up or are ruined in the cutting. The 8 inch square yields 32 pieces the same size and the 6 inch square yields 18 pieces, assuming the bride doesn't want to take it home. That's a total of 100 smallish pieces.

CWR41 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by MissCakeCrazy

The bride says that she will have 120 guests.... and she is asking me how much cake should there be. Can someone please tell me?




According to the Wilton wedding chart: (have you seen this before?)
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
a 14" x 10" x 6" serves 116/128
(cut the bottom tiers, freeze the 6" for their first anniversary.)
It is possible to get 120 servings or more from the base tiers.

I don't know how to word this, but you call the bride a "customer", so I assume a paying customer which means that you sell cake or run a business, but you don't know how to answer your customer's question without asking for advice first?? You need to take control of your business and confidently inform the customer that you "the expert" knows exactly how much cake there should be. Explain to the bride that a standard 8 cu. in. serving size is more than adequate whether there's additional food or not. If she insists on a bigger cake than what's required, she's more than welcome to order (and pay for) more.

Ruth0209 Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 1:47am
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I think some of you might have missed the origin of the OP's confusion. She lives in the UK. A "standard" size portion there is smaller than the American 8 cubic inch (1x2x4) piece of wedding cake. From Moondance's post it sounds like it's 6 cubic inches. The bride wants bigger than that so she's trying to figure out how big a 3" tier height cake should be to serve 120.

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