Hey guys I just wondered if anyone could work out what sizes this cake is and also how tall a friend wants me to make this and it needs to feed roughly 40 with a bit left over!! I'm thinking it's an 8 and a 6 I'm not sure though thanx!!
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9x6 serves 40+
Although a 9x4 and a 6x4 tiered cake technically serves 40, the person who will be cutting the cake better KNOW how to get that many servings out of those 2 cakes. (Some people think the 6" serves two or three people, not the 12 indicated on the serving charts...lol...)
Google the search term: cake serving guide
Although I'm a hobby baker (don't sell cakes), I strongly suggest that everyone who provides custom cakes practice until they achieve the skills needed to get the recommended number of servings.
I am hobby baker also, when I do a cake I send a cutting guide, check out the link. The visual aid makes it easier for the person cutting the cake, if I am not there to do the cutting. HTH
This one has the 2"x2" serving size, so you have a choice.
That's so much for ur replys really helpful I've looked up the serving guides but I thought the tiers looked taller than the usual 4 inches just wondered if I went slightly bigger not sure what sizes to go for that would still still look similar to the picture and still look good!!
I think you're right, OP. I think it's a 6 and 8" and they look to be about 5" high. My cakes are usually between 5 and 5 1/2" high and it looks pretty similar to my 8/6 tiers.
Thanks 640Cake!! Just wondering do u put support in a tier when it's 5-5 1/2 inches tall TIA
The serving size would be the same regardless of the height of the cake 4"/5"/6". So while you would cut it the same keep in mind the height of the slice would be 5"/6" depending on the height of the cake you decide to make. For 5'' or 6" height cakes I personally use the 1"x 2" x 6" , its more cake than a 1" x 2" x 4" slice.
6" & 8" = 38 servings so I would go with what K8memphis said 6"& 9"= 40 plus servings.
No, I don't use supports for the height. My cakes have always come out to be 5-5 1/2" and I've never had an issue. I don't consider it a double barrel unless it's about 8" and then I would use supports (and cardboard between). I also don't usually use any supports for the tiers when it's a 6" on top. Should I do a 10/8 (or anything larger), I would use straws for support, but I don't usually need the straws for a 6".
If you're going for the look, I'd stick with a 2" difference. A 9/6 will have a different look - though more room for your bow to sit on, if you're doing the bow. Either up it to a 10/8, if you don't have odd sized pans, or a 9/7 to keep the look the same.
Thank you so much 640Cake and the rest of u!! You've helped me out no end!! Xx