## Cake Serving Sizes And Prices

By q2ggirl Updated 10 Feb 2006 , 1:40pm by boonenati

q2ggirl Posted 9 Feb 2006 , 5:40am
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I have my first wedding cake to make and I have a hard time reading those cake charts that tell you how many servings you get from a pan. I'm trying to serve about 100 people with round pans. I know not to count the top layer for the couple. So, two 6" round -2" tall pan stacked cakes will serve how many people? When the chart say 8-10 servings is that based on a 6" round - 2" tall single layer? Do I double the 8-10 servings since mine will be two 6" round stacked?

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 9 Feb 2006 , 6:59am
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Originally Posted by q2ggirl

I have my first wedding cake to make and I have a hard time reading those cake charts that tell you how many servings you get from a pan. I'm trying to serve about 100 people with round pans. I know not to count the top layer for the couple. So, two 6" round -2" tall pan stacked cakes will serve how many people? When the chart say 8-10 servings is that based on a 6" round - 2" tall single layer? Do I double the 8-10 servings since mine will be two 6" round stacked?

Hi kiddo,
No, the chart for 2 inch pans are for a two layer serving, so 4 inches high total and the ones for the 3 inch pans are for 1 3 inch layer which is either torted and filled or served as a single layer.
Hugs SQuirrelly

q2ggirl Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 1:23pm
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Thank you for your reply. I guess no one else wanted to help me....

Sherry0565 Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 1:34pm
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According to wilton, a 6x2 inch, round pan (double layer) will serve 12.
an 8x2 will serve 24
10x2 = 38
12x2 = 56 etc.

All of these figures are for 2-layer cakes, and are "wedding" servings.

I know what you mean about not being able to read it well, it IS very small print!

boonenati Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by q2ggirl

I have my first wedding cake to make and I have a hard time reading those cake charts that tell you how many servings you get from a pan. I'm trying to serve about 100 people with round pans. I know not to count the top layer for the couple. So, two 6" round -2" tall pan stacked cakes will serve how many people? When the chart say 8-10 servings is that based on a 6" round - 2" tall single layer? Do I double the 8-10 servings since mine will be two 6" round stacked?