Size Cake For 15 People - Please Help! :)

Baking By erinnieft Updated 25 Feb 2016 , 7:12am by dariusjgeorge

erinnieft Posted 24 Feb 2016 , 7:08pm
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Hi! 


I have to do a cake that feeds 15 people. I'm thinking of doing a 6x3, 3 layer on the bottom and a 4x2, 2 or 3 layer on the top. Do you think this would feed 15 people?

And

How many people would a 3 layer 8x2 feed?

Thanks a bunch!


Erin

8 replies
FrostedMoon Posted 24 Feb 2016 , 8:05pm
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Are you saying the bottom and top tiers would only be 3" & 2" tall, respectively, but they would be torted and filled?  They'd have to be pretty thin cake layers to not be taller than that.  If I bake a 6" cake I make 2 approximately 2" tiers that are then torted & filled (so three layers of filling total) and usually end up between 4-5 inches tall once it's covered in buttercream and/or fondant.  That being said, when created in the same way described above, my 8" serves 20 generously, my 6" serves 12, and my 4" serves 2-3 depending how it's cut.  

If you really end up with 3" and 2" tall tiers after filled and torted, I would assume you plan to cut bigger servings than the standard 1"-2" slices and you wouldn't get as many servings.  If that's true, a 6" & 4" for 15 might be pushing it if it's the only dessert to be served. 

erinnieft Posted 24 Feb 2016 , 8:33pm
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Thank you so much for your advice! I never word it correctly. Lol so each cake (4 and 2) would be about 4" tall after I fill them. Do you think it would be enough then?

erinnieft Posted 24 Feb 2016 , 8:34pm
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Goodness ... the 4" and 6". I'm loosing it! laughing.png

erinnieft Posted 24 Feb 2016 , 8:34pm
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Goodness ... the 4" and 6". I'm loosing it! laughing.png

erinnieft Posted 24 Feb 2016 , 8:34pm
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Goodness ... the 4" and 6". I'm loosing it! laughing.png

FrostedMoon Posted 24 Feb 2016 , 11:57pm
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Yes, that should be plenty!  This is a 6" & 4" that served 17 nicely!


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erinnieft Posted 25 Feb 2016 , 3:37am
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Thank you! Beautiful cake. :)

dariusjgeorge Posted 25 Feb 2016 , 7:12am
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I'm sure it'll be more than enough for your guests :) Have fun!

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