How Much Cake For 160 People?

Decorating By kurlykakes Updated 11 Jun 2011 , 3:08pm by 2txmedics

kurlykakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 5:31pm
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Hi all icon_smile.gif Long time lurker, first time poster.

I'm doing my first wedding cake for a friend this weekend (well everything is baked but the sheet cakes). It a 6, 8, 10 in tiers, then I'm doing a half sheet cake (12x1icon_cool.gif to accommodate for the extra guests.

Wilton's guide says...
8 in = 24 servings
10 in = 38 servings
total: 62

So now I need enough cake for 100 people... some guides/forum posts say a 12x18 is enough for 50 people, some say it's enough for 100. Wilton's party guide for the 12x18 says 72 servings, then their wedding guide for 16x16 cake says 128.

I was planning on baking 2 so it would be 4 inches high and I could do my planned orange curd filling in between. Does a 4 inch cake help stretch it to 100? I really just want to make sure there it plenty of cake..


4 replies
TexasSugar Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 5:48pm
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A two layer 12x18 would serve 98 according to the chart above. This is based on 1x2x4 in serving sizes.

kurlykakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 6:28pm
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do most people find Wilton's serving guides on point? If so, I have exactly enough servings...

LisaPeps Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 7:08pm
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It's the industry standard, so long as the person cutting the cake cuts it as advised with Wilton's diagrams and measurements you will have the required number of servings.

2txmedics Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 3:08pm
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Here's a Wilton Cake Calculator

just punch in pan type and sizes and it gives you numbers for batter, slices, icing, etc...

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