Help With Sizing Of A Cake :)

Decorating By sweettooth7 Updated 7 Oct 2014 , 6:46pm by sweettooth7

sweettooth7 Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 12:56am
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Hello!

I needed some help deciding what sizes to use for my tiers. I will be doing something like this for about 65-70 people. Should I go with a 12 inch and 10 inch on top?

 

 

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johnson6ofus Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:14am
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4" high 10+12=68 party servings or 94 wedding servings

4"high 8+10= 48 party servings or 62 wedding servings

 

Are these "cake people" or teenagers that want lots of cake? Older people who only want a bite? Will there be other food? Do you want leftovers? Do want a large show stopper impact cake? 

 

That will dictate whether you make the 10+12 or the 8+10. 

morganchampagne Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:40am
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AI do not think an 8/10 looks rio good design wise. The 8" cake is kind of big to go on top. Is there anyway you can make the design a 3 tier cake? A 6/8/10 would do nicely. Here's what an 8/10 would look like...kind of funny to me [IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3292435/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

AZCouture Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:48am
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ANormally I agree [@]Morganchampagne[/@], like loudly agree...lol. But here's an instance where a big top tier would be just right, as long as the hat on top was big too, yeah?

AZCouture Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:49am
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ATop tier on that example the OP posted is at least an eight, maybe a nine.

sweettooth7 Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:51am
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This is a cake for "cake people" :) and the tiers will be 4" tall.

What do you guys think the size of the tiers are in this picture?

 

I really want it to be 2 tiers. From the woody and buzz cakes I have seen that are 2 tiers..most of them have been similar to the sizing used here ( the top tier is almost as big as the bottom tier)

morganchampagne Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 3:10am
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AEh. You guys might be right....even with a big hat though Its still not my first choice. But that doesn't matter here lol.

Out of the two choices I would probably do an 8/10 :)

kakeladi Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 4:02am
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Usually I would not go w/a large top tier........ but in this case I think it makes the whole overall look, so go w/the 12/9 or 10.  As was said, as long as the hot is large enough to cover that top it's going to be fine.....Considering that you want lg servings why not?

AZCouture Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 6:59am
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AI don't know what cake for cake people means, I use the same chart for all orders. If they don't think a cake that serves 20 people is enough for their 20 person guest count, they're welcome to order more and pay for it as well.

johnson6ofus Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 1:35pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by AZCouture 

I don't know what cake for cake people means, I use the same chart for all orders. If they don't think a cake that serves 20 people is enough for their 20 person guest count, they're welcome to order more and pay for it as well.


OP sounded (to me) like it was a personal cake, that is why my first answer was the Wilton "party" servings and Wilton "wedding" servings. In my family, and for personal use, I don't calculate a "serving" in the same way. A Wilton "wedding" serving is not enough cake, one hamburger is not enough (for some, not all) and 4oz. of meat is not enough meat. If it was a cheesecake, in my house, it is TWO to THREE ("normal" sized) servings per person! 

 

Yes, for selling it, I would say price it according to the chart and charge accordingly. 

kakeladi Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 5:24pm
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..........use the same chart for all orders. If they don't think a cake that serves 20 people is enough for their 20 person guest count, they're welcome to order more and pay for it as well............

 

Yes, agreed.  Just trying to help size it.....no mention of pricing at this point.

 

.........Are these "cake people" or teenagers that want lots of cake? Older people who only want a bite? Will there be other food? Do you want leftovers?...........

Definitely things to consider in sizing.  THEN price it accordingly.

sweettooth7 Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 6:46pm
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AYes I'm sorry I completely forgot to mention I will be making this cake for my nephew :) (not charging)

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