Correct Servings

Decorating By emma_jada Updated 17 Sep 2011 , 5:53pm by emma_jada

emma_jada Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:57pm
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i've searched and cant find a previous post.
How many servings do I need to plan for a wedding?
She is expecting 250. Her father is making two of her favorite cakes (2 8"or 9" cakes). I am doing the wedding and grooms cake. The grooms cake will be small (a stack of pancakes), I believe I shouldn't go over an 8" with those.

Any advice of how much to prepare for the main cake?
Is 8" too big for pancakes? Should I do 2 or 3 high(for the pancakes)?

Thank you so much. I am such a visual person. I should have done a test run of the pancakes, lol.

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kakeladi Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 5:08pm
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that really is up to the bride. Show her different sizes that come close to her # and let her decide which one she wants.
Some people think only 2/3rd of the people invited will show and advise their clients to order a cake say for only about 175 if 250 are expected. BUT......... should ALL 250 show, who doesn't get cake?
Any leftover cake can be 1) served the next day when the couple open presents w/family; 2) divided up and 'hunks' given to wedding party, relatives, friends etc; 3) fzn for when they come home and want to entertain or any future plans.

emma_jada Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 5:53pm
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thank you much!

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