Suggestions For Cake Pan Sizes

Decorating By tal Updated 27 Feb 2012 , 2:09am by CWR41

tal Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 11:06pm
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Would like some tips or ideas on pan sizes for wedding cake to serve 150 ppl. Bride wants it to be 4 tiered and figured up 6-8-10-12 but that only comes to 135 ppl......she doesn't want sheet cakes either.....

Ideas? Suggestions?

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jena2727 Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 11:13pm
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14-12-10-8

Based on Wilton servings, that would give you 151.

sdpenrn Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 11:49pm
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One thing that I have done is used a square cake under the round cakes. This gives you the "extra" that you need but can be hidden with your decorating or made to look like the cake plate. Below is a link to show you what I am talking about.

http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-photos/i/multi-shape-round-square-purple-white-green-monogrammed/i/21592b7d6d0cfc0e-9eb34fbba7b746ca/992f223fff0deed6?tags=yellow&page=1&cat=cakes&type=search[/img]

SheliaRenee Posted 27 Feb 2012 , 1:56am
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Look up Earlene's Cake serving suggestions. It is very helpful and gives you the number of servings for every kind of cake shape. Hopefully you will be able to figure out what to do!

CWR41 Posted 27 Feb 2012 , 2:09am
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Metria's cake calculator:
http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cakulator.cgi

Wilton industry standard (8 cu. in.) serving chart:
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

If you use charts that aren't industry standard portions, you're giving away extra cake for free. (Unless you're charging more for the larger serving sizes.) Venues typically know how to cut industry standard servings which would allow for lots of leftover cake that wasn't needed if they were cutting a cake that included more than generous portions.

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