Originally Posted by peacockplace
So far earlene's has it! Are there any wilton users out there? What size are the squirrelly cake servings???
Heehee, about twice as large as the biggest size you will find in any charts, haha!
Seriously though, I tend to estimate according to how many cake mixes or recipes are in a cake. For a standard cake mix or recipe that makes about 4-5 cups batter, I estimate I get 12 servings. So an 11x15 inch one full layer cake, is 24 servings. If I double the cake and make this two full layers, it is 48 servings. I don't consider a torted and filled cake that was originally only one layer, to make any difference, it still serves 24 in my books. So a 10 inch round, 2 layer cake with each layer being 2 inches deep, would serve 20-30 folks.
Interesting, more folks do seem to be going with Earlene's estimates when figuring out how much cake is required. But I am finding, that most people price as per the Wilton estimates. Confusing? Ok say Earlene says a cake will serve 40 and Wilton says 60. Well folks will make the cake sizes Earlene estimates but charge for the 60 servings when they do a cost per serving calculation. So if they charge $3. a serving, they will cost out at $180 instead of $120. So in effect they are charging according to the Wilton estimates.
I find there is a tendency to serve larger portions these days. However I also find that bakeries tend to go more by the Wilton sized portions and estimates.
Haha, I like my cake as you can see!