Serving Charts

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paulstonia Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:35am
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Hi everyone, just wondering, I know there are other serving chart besides wilton, there is such a difference in there party verses wedding chart. What do you use and where do I find them. I have someone looking for a price on a cake to serve 150 people and a price for 175. She wants square cakes and I'm having trouble deciding what sizes. If I leave the 4 inch difference between cakes that I think looks nice, I'm not sure how to go up from 150 to 175. Does that make sense? Any advice you could give me would be appreciated. Thanks......

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indydebi Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:44am
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I use the Wilton wedding chart to determine pricing. I tell the customer the range of servings. For example, a 2-layer 10" round serves 38 per the wilton chart. I tell the client the cake will serve 25-35 depending on how they cut it. It's up to them to determine if they need a bigger cake or not. If they are planning 30 people, I recommend they go with a bigger cake, like the 12" round.

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kakeladi Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 9:28pm
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Is the cake going to be tiered? Any cake that is tiered gets Wilton serving quotes & that is used to determine price.
For 100 servings in sq tieres you need a 12; 9; 6.
For 150 try: 14, 10 & 6
For 175 - this is going to be a bit trickyicon_sad.gif Going to a 16 sq is going togive way more than you want. I'd suggest the 14,10,6 and make a satilite or kitchen cake to bring up the count.
These are all based on the industry standard of 1x2x4 serving. If they want bigger servings let them order a bigger cake.

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paulstonia Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 2:56pm
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Thanks so much for the advice. Sorry I haven't gotten to thank you sooner, been having trouble getting on the site. Think I've been going through withdrawls. icon_wink.gif

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