Wedding Cake Size ??

Decorating By Tangerine1765 Updated 11 Jan 2011 , 5:32pm by CWR41

Tangerine1765 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 2:58am
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I am getting ready to do a wedding cake for 250, my first wedding cake. What sizes would you recommend that look best?

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CWR41 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 3:09am
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How about a 16" square base x round 12", 10", 8", & 6"?
That would serve 246 (or 258 including the 6" anniversary tier).

Tangerine1765 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:16pm
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Thanks!! Sorry I forgot to say she wants all square layers.

CWR41 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:43pm
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Originally Posted by Tangerine1765

Thanks!! Sorry I forgot to say she wants all square layers.




That's easier... add up the serving sizes for 14" x 12" x 10" x 8" x 6" squares = 252/270.

maryj Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 2:26am
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I am in the same need except rounds!!! what sizes? thanks in advance, I just can not wrap my head around these serving charts!!

ginger6361 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 2:49am
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thanks for the chart!!

leah_s Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 3:06am
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maryj, there's really nothing difficult about the Wilton chart - it's the industry standard. Just add up the number of servings for each size tier.
6/8/10/12/14 rounds = 208
6/8/10/12/14/16 rounds = 308

From experience, 6/9/12/15 Round = 183

splymale Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:55pm
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Do you find the Wilton chart to be accurate? I just looked at the CC chart and was wondering if it is also. I made a cake for my friends wedding and calculated 145 servings for a 4 tier round cake (6,9,12,15). It was way too much cake. I'm trying to find a chart that is more realistic. What do you think of the CC chart?
Thanks

splymale Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 5:20pm
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I see now Wilton & CC are the same chart, so is this chart pretty reliable for wedding cakes?

CWR41 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 5:32pm
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Originally Posted by splymale

Do you find the Wilton chart to be accurate?




It is the industry standard (8 cu. in. servings). So, yes... I find it fairly accurate.

What I mean by "fairly" is that a 1x2x4 slice is more than enough cake for a serving, and the old Wilton charts show that each size cake actually served more (even though the serving size is the same), so you can get more servings than the current charts--they are generous portions. (I guess it depends on who is doing the cutting and how accurately!)

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