My friend wants a round cake, for 50th BD party at Ritz. Should I make a 10" round, 12" round or attempt a 2 tier round cake of 9" and 6"? I prefer that there be cake leftover for her to take home. It will be buttercream frosted. I have seen the Wilton charts and Earlene's for sizes but of course I would like a baker's opinion.
AWell,if she purchases 30 servings, id make a 9" round. If she purchased more id make something bigger. If its a gift do whatever you want.
Ajust made a 10 inch by 2 inch double layer for a 50th birthday as well, they told me for about 20 people, and they also like a good slice of cake, not tiny slivers.
See, that's a problem. Servings are standard sizes. A serving is 8 cubic inches. There's nothing wrong with making a larger cake for people who like to eat big - IF they buy additional servings. I don't cake if they think a 10" round cake serves 2. They pay for 39 servings.
Thank you. She is paying for it. I have previously done a 1/2 sheet cake for 30-35 with plenty left over, but she would like a round cake.
Thanks. I'm not worried about the payment per slice or whether she will pay enough. I just want the cake to be large enough and will suggest the size to her. She's had many of my cakes and is a huge fan.
Like I said, I haven't made a 10" cake before or a tiered cake for anyone other than practice wedding cake.