What Size Cake Pan???

Decorating By Amanda_Bishop Updated 7 Feb 2014 , 2:19pm by -K8memphis

Amanda_Bishop Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 5:34pm
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I want to make a 3 layer (not tier) cake to serve about 25-30. What cake pan  should I use? Would it be better to just make 2 cakes and layer them to make 4? Yhanks for ANY HELP!!!

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morganchampagne Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 6:18pm
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AWilton.com has a chart that shows you how many servings each pan gives.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 6:31pm
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yes look up wilton wedding cake data

Amanda_Bishop Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 7:16pm
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It's a party cake so I want to use slices. I have looked at the chart and I cannot find if I need and 8" or 9" pan. The wilton guide is also for 2 layers.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 7:24pm
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cake servings are determined by the footprint of the cake not necessarily the number of layers or by the height--you could use either size for a round cake


8" for 25 servings or less 

9" for 30 servings up to 32


most all cakes are served by the slice--not sure what you mean by that first sentence if you could elaborate on that--


sure you can bake two cakes and cut each one in half horizontally, called torting--and stack it all up to make it look like 4 layers

shaunana Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 7:38pm
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Personally, I'd use a 10" round with three layers to serve that many (party size slices). Better safe than sorry!

denetteb Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 7:49pm
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Make sure if you do three layers that your cake serving plates are large enough to hold taller slices.

Amanda_Bishop Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 2:21am
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A@k8mephis- I meant wedges, not wedding cake square cutting method- sorry!

-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 2:55am
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oh well in that case those charts will not do you any good at all--
on the 9" cake your servings will be very narrow--maybe 3/4 of an inch at the widest and of course about 4 - 4.5 inches long--very thin and wobbly--difficult to serve successfully--
if you go to the 10" cake the wedges will be thicker but five inches long which again is an unwieldy serving size to most people--
Amanda_Bishop Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 3:46am
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AI think I will have them cut the ring in the center to serve. Thanks for all the help!! Learning on every cake!

-K8memphis Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 2:19pm
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here's what you might want to do to give yourself an idea--cut out a 9" circle out of paper--fold it in half twice and then draw 8 servings in each of those and see if that's what you want--


best to you

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