Need A Math Lesson

Decorating By Pattycakes87 Updated 3 Jun 2011 , 2:36am by lilmissbakesalot

Pattycakes87 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 9:57pm
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Hello everyone!

I have been asked to do a cake to feed 200 people. It is to be a round cake, 4 tiers and I have all the pans. I'm just confused which ones to use to feed 200? I know theres a chart here somewhere, where it says what each pan feeds. Looked at Wiltons and the closet to 4 tier feeds 260 and thats way to much

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cakegrandma Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 10:23pm
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You can do the following tiers, 8" - (25), 10" - (40), 12" - (60) and a 14" - (80). These feed 205 people and you can do a little 6" cake if they want one to take on their honeymoon if you like. Otherwise these will feed the number of people you are looking for.

AngelFood4 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 10:27pm
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Also try this serving chart by Earlene:

Size option: 6 - 9 - 12 - 16 feeds 170-200

Pattycakes87 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 10:43pm
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Thank you both, you are awesome

CWR41 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 2:13am
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Originally Posted by Pattycakes87

Looked at Wiltons and the closet to 4 tier feeds 260 and thats way to much

I don't know which Wilton chart you're looking at, but those must be all large tiers without a typical 1st anniversary-sized one on top.

Here's the industry standard chart, in case you're viewing another:

lutie Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 2:31am
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It all depends who is cutting the cake...I would error on too much...six extra pieces is not that much extra if someone has a clumsy hand and knife icon_surprised.gif

lilmissbakesalot Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 2:36am
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IMHO Earlene's chart yields too much cake and you lose out on revenue when you use it.

The Wilton wedding chart is a great guideline.

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