Wedding Cake Serving Sizes Help!

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 4 Aug 2011 , 9:23pm by soapy_hopie

LoriMc Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 5:27pm
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Every chart I look at gives me different amounts on pans for wedding sizes. I don't do very many wedding cakes so this is always an issue for me.

I use Earlene's Cakes cake chart for my regular cakes, but if I go by that for a wedding cake it will be too much, right?

I'm trying to make a wedding cake that feeds 100-105. I originally thought 14"/10"/6", but some of the serving charts I have put that combo at 120+.

Any advice would be appreciated!

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TexasSugar Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 5:43pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

I use this chart for all my cakes.

6/9/12 will serve 100 if they are serving the top tier. That is if you want round cakes.

CWR41 Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 7:06pm
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Industry standard servings are 1" x 2" x 4" (8 cu. in.).
You can calculate it yourself...
For round cakes:
Half diameter=radius
Radius squared (times itself) x Pi (3.14)=surface square inches
Surface square inches divided by 2 (2" long serving)=servings total.

enoid Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 7:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Industry standard servings are 1" x 2" x 4" (8 cu. in.).
You can calculate it yourself...
For round cakes:
Half diameter=radius
Radius squared (times itself) x Pi (3.14)=surface square inches
Surface square inches divided by 2 (2" long serving)=servings total.


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CWR41 Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 7:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enoid

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Industry standard servings are 1" x 2" x 4" (8 cu. in.).
You can calculate it yourself...
For round cakes:
Half diameter=radius
Radius squared (times itself) x Pi (3.14)=surface square inches
Surface square inches divided by 2 (2" long serving)=servings total.

icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gif Math nerd? Sorry icon_smile.gificon_wink.gificon_rolleyes.gif Math never was my strong suit. icon_redface.gif




Not at all. (Numbers of any kind aren't my strong suit... I'm lucky I remember my two-digit address.) icon_wink.gif

Metria's cake calculator might help too:
http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator_byVolume.cgi

LoriMc Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by CWR41

Quote:
Originally Posted by enoid

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

Industry standard servings are 1" x 2" x 4" (8 cu. in.).
You can calculate it yourself...
For round cakes:
Half diameter=radius
Radius squared (times itself) x Pi (3.14)=surface square inches
Surface square inches divided by 2 (2" long serving)=servings total.

icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gif Math nerd? Sorry icon_smile.gificon_wink.gificon_rolleyes.gif Math never was my strong suit. icon_redface.gif



Not at all. (Numbers of any kind aren't my strong suit... I'm lucky I remember my two-digit address.) icon_wink.gif

Metria's cake calculator might help too:
http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator_byVolume.cgi




That cake calculator is genius! Thanks!

soapy_hopie Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 9:23pm
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Thank you for posting the link for the wedding chart, I could only find the party one I knew I had seen the wedding one before.

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