Cake Sizes

Decorating By cowie Updated 15 Jan 2011 , 1:50am by cowie

cowie Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 5:27pm
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Hello,

I am being asked to quote for a wedding cake to feed 80 people. I am getting so confused by looking at the various cake serving charts online. Can anyone help me with the sizes of round cakes to use to get 80 pcs? I have the round wilton pan set 12, 10, 8, 6 "'s.
Thanks!

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metria Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 5:45pm
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hope this helps. here's a calculator based on the Wilton charts and the pans you have. You can play around with the numbers and see the values it uses:

http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator.cgi

brincess_b Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 5:46pm
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12 and 8 = 56 and 24 servings = 80. put a small 4 inch cake on top, and you are sorted! 8 inches is a bit big to be the top cake. 4 inch difference can look good, but might depend on design too.
wilton is the industry standard so its a good one to stick to http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-3-inch-pans.cfm
xx

BillieH Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:03pm
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Metria, That is a neat calculator! When I used it using the wilton 2" pans chart it told me a 8,12,16 would serve 180. But the Wilton chart says those sizes would serve 156. I was looking for enough servings to cover 120 people. So now I'm really confused.

metria Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by BillieH

But the Wilton chart says those sizes would serve 156.




which Wilton chart said that?

BillieH Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 8:56pm
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This one... http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/serving-amounts-all.cfm

I was looking at the 4th one down, on the left.

metria Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 9:10pm
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oh neat! i haven't seen that page yet. it looks like their only calculating the servings for the 12" and the 16" (which yields 156). that 8"x3" on top would be reserved for only the couple as their anniversary tier.

leily Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by BillieH

This one... http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/serving-amounts-all.cfm

I was looking at the 4th one down, on the left.




if you read the top it says the servings don't count the top tier, but when you were looking at the other chart you were probably adding in the 8" cake which serves about 25, this is where you're two different serving amounts came in.

metria Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 9:10pm
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ah yes, i see it now. the page says:

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Please note: The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given here does not include the top tier.


BillieH Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 9:19pm
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Oh ok! Thanks for clarifying! I had seen that, but it just didn't click.

cowie Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 1:50am
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Thanks for the link for the calculator that is going to be a BIG help! Thanks for the advice brincess_b. I have never done a three tier cake only two, so that is great know.

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