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post #16 of 18
I believe it's because at a wedding there is a lot of food - hors d'oeuvres, dinner, drinks, and then cake. Whereas, at a party, often the cake is the focal point.

I could be way off base, but that's how I explain it to myself! icon_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by mydelights

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Originally Posted by chocolatecake

Thanks IndyDeb!

The Wilton Chart is for cakes that are 2" Tall so if you are doing a 4" tall cake you double the Wilton suggested serving sizes serving amounts

So Indy Deb- your servings are :
4 Tall x 2" wide x 1" length?

Also aren't Wedding slices traditionaly smaller than "Party "sizes- do you cut all of your events that size?




I think the Wilton Chart is for 2" tall pan but 2 layer cakes which should be 4" tall cake. If you look at their 'Wedding Cake Cutting Guide' each slice should be 4"x2"x1". I notice Debi's guide on her site is also 4"x2"x1". I was once told by a CC member that this is the standard size for wedding cake. Would appreciate if you can confirm this, Debi icon_smile.gif



beachcakes already covered it, but yes, this is correct.

I've also observed non-wedding functions to see how people react to the cake size servings. My granddaughter's 5th birthday ... lots of kids and adults. I cut the cake 1x2x4 out of habit. I watched .... it was perfect size for the little kids (are most of or at least a LOT of your birthday cakes for KIDS?). Adults were a-ok with it.

My daughter's 30th birthday. A sheet cake with the Beatles "HELP" on it. It was a cake-only party (no cook out, no other food). I didn't tell her how to cut the cake, but it was interesting to note she cut them in 2x2x2 squares. I asked everyone later "Did everyone have enough cake? Did Christine cut them too big or too small?" Everyone said it was just right.

People hear "one inch" and they think "Paper thin". It's not.

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Traditionally, the sharing of the wedding cake was a token thing. A loaf of bread was broken over the bride's head and the guests clammored for the crumbs that fell to the ground, as it was considered good luck fertility-wise. So when you get right down to it, a piece of wedding cake represents a "crumb" of the actual cake! icon_lol.gif
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[/quote]Traditionally, the sharing of the wedding cake was a token thing. A loaf of bread was broken over the bride's head and the guests clammored for the crumbs that fell to the ground, as it was considered good luck fertility-wise. So when you get right down to it, a piece of wedding cake represents a "crumb" of the actual cake! icon_lol.gif[/quote]

Thank you Debi for the info, especially this last bit icon_biggrin.gif
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