I am just starting out my cake business and am so confused on what to tell people how many people a cake will serve
When I look online to get an estimate, it varies so much!
I just want something once and for all that I feel comfortable telling people and that doesn't make a tiny slice for serving size!
I need servings for:
8 inch round
10 inch round
12 inch round
14 inch round
Thats all for now, if someone could help me with this it would be much appreciated
the standard seems to be wiltons chart, but if you like bigger slices then Earlenes chart is usefull.
When I started off I used earlenes, the wilton chart just looked as if those will be minute slices. Then I had customers tell me they had leftovers.
As someone else on here said, I was giving cake away for free. Now I work on the wilton chart, and tell the customer on the order form how big the slices should be cut. They are free to order a bigger cake if they want bigger pieces
Here's the Wilton chart for industry standard 8 cu. in. servings... one-layer servings = 2" x 2" x 2", or two-layer servings = 1" x 2" x 4":
and here are photos showing that a 1x2x4" piece of cake is not dinky OR paper thin:
and i've been to MANY party's (kids, adults, office etc...) and 95% of the pieces are cut to the 1"x2"x4" or 2"x2"x2" so it's a very good size. (and it's cake civilians cutting the cake up) People get caught up on the numbers and don't think of the actual size.