What Is The Best Way To Make A Cake To Serve 150?

Decorating By yelle66 Updated 3 Aug 2008 , 2:14pm by leah_s

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yelle66 Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:28pm
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Bride wants a cake for 150 and to save the top tier. This will be my first cake of this size and I did look at Earlene's cake chart and she says there are two ways: 17-12-7 or 15 - 12 - 9 - 6. Which would be better/easier for transporting and cutting, etc? Or are there better sizes to use?

Thanks so much!

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indydebi Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:50pm
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14/12/8/6 is 158 servings, not counting the top tier, based on wilton's wedding cake serving size, which is what I go by and have never run out of cake and frequently have people ask me for "a smaller piece, please".

Wlton's chart: http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

How to cut a cake to achieve wilton servings: http://cateritsimple.com/_wsn/page10.html

Pics of cake servings the wilton size ... notice they are NOT paper thin, like people THINK they are: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785

If you go by earline's chart, be aware that you are giving them more cake per serving so your price per serving should reflect that.

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leah_s Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 2:14pm
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Definitely use the Wilton charts. No matter what you povide, the caterer will use the Wilton charts for cutting - it's the chart they ALL know and use.

And frankly you will make more money.

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