Which Wilton Serving Chart Do You Use??

Decorating By dukeswalker Updated 6 Feb 2011 , 12:52am by susychpstk

dukeswalker Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 11:08pm
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Hmmmm.....There are 2 charts on Wilton's site - which one do you use???

The serving sizes are VERY different - on one the servings per cake is actually way less than Earlenes - on the other it is way more. (totally confused....)

ie for a 12 inch round:
Wilton #1- 40 servings
Wilton #2 - 56 servings
Earlenes - 45 servings

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

or

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

5 replies
CWR41 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 11:15pm
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Hmmmm... you've been a member for exactly 4 years today--what took you so long to ask???????

The Wilton wedding chart is the standard for 8 cu. in. servings (1" x 2" x 4").

TexasSugar Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 11:24pm
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I use the wedding chart (the second link) for all cakes, no matter the occasion.

indydebi Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 12:05am
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I use the wedding chart (the second link) for all cakes, no matter the occasion.


ditto.

Here are photos of cut pieces of 1x2x4 pieces so you can see that "one inch" is not dinky or paper thin: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1156785

dukeswalker Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 2:54am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Hmmmm... you've been a member for exactly 4 years today--what took you so long to ask???????

The Wilton wedding chart is the standard for 8 cu. in. servings (1" x 2" x 4").




too funny! I guess its my once a year post! lol Mostly, its because there are SO many posts that ask what I want to know with super, awesome answers to boot. icon_smile.gif

susychpstk Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 12:52am
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Thank God I found this...I've been going stir crazy all day today trying to figure out how much to charge for this two-tiered stacked cake that is a scaled-down version of a wedding cake. It's for a one yr old's first birthday party and my instinct was to think "Cake is cake~same amount of time and effort put into it whether it's for a wedding or birthday", but then Wilton's Party Size chart threw me for a loop.

I started feeling guilty as this is technically NOT a wedding cake, and then I thought I should charge them based on the number of servings Wilton's Party Chart lists, thus, giving me less $$.

I know you all will give me the best advice and steer me straight so I don't rip myself off icon_smile.gif

These cakes take so much time and effort...time away from our families, ourselves, etc that I hate to not be compensated for it. On the other hand, after looking at Wilton's two charts (why do they have this Party Chart anyway? All it did was put me on a guilt-trip!! icon_smile.gif, I thought that charging $150 for a two tiered 6 and 9 inch cake was high (this includes the gumpaste butterflies and fondant decos she wanted as well.

Any Advice would be much appreciated!

Susan

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