What Size Cake Do You Suggest For 30+ Guests?

Decorating By pamalbake Updated 22 Jun 2013 , 11:16pm by pamalbake

pamalbake Posted 22 Jun 2013 , 10:31pm
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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.

Thank you.

5 replies
leah_s Posted 22 Jun 2013 , 10:37pm
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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.

RubinaD Posted 22 Jun 2013 , 11:00pm
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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.

leah_s Posted 22 Jun 2013 , 11:11pm
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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.

pamalbake Posted 22 Jun 2013 , 11:12pm
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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.  

pamalbake Posted 22 Jun 2013 , 11:16pm
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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.

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