## Need Help With Cake Size Please

By ljhow623 Updated 16 Jan 2009 , 1:21pm by momdalejr

ljhow623 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 1:04pm
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I'm stuck on the size of a cake. The customer wants 120 servings. Could be square or round, 3 - 4 tiers, they are not sure as yet. What size tiers would you suggest to make 120 servings.

Lisa

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sambugjoebear Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:12pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

That has a list of pan sizes and their serving amounts listed as well as some other useful information. Good luck

bashini Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 10:16pm
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Hi, I know lot of members use this chart. HOpe it helps you as well.

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

kakeladi Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 11:43pm
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Use the Wilton chart. It is right on for serving sizes.
It is very easy to figure # of servings in sq cakes. As an example if the cake is 3 or 4" tall, it is cut into 1x2x4 pieces. So a 12 sq would be 12x6=72 servings.
If it is only 2" high (a single layer either split & filled or not) it would be served in 2x2x2 pieces so that 12" sq will give you 36 servings.

momdalejr Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 11:56pm
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That was the same question I had for a baby shower, around 100 people... would 2 9x13 cake put together be enough... I checked the chart and It should be???? thanks

indydebi Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 12:06am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by momdalejr

That was the same question I had for a baby shower, around 100 people... would 2 9x13 cake put together be enough... I checked the chart and It should be???? thanks

Let's walk thru the math.....

two 9x13's = one 18x13.

Single layer, cut in 2x2x2" pieces, means the cake will be cut in 9 columns (18 divided by 2") by 6 rows (13 divided by 2" ... rounded) = 54 pieces. You need to bake two 9x13's for this cake.

Double layer, cut in 1x2x4" pieces, means the cake will be cut in 9 columns by 13 rows (oh, let's use 12 to allow for any cake shrinkage!) ... 9 columns by 12 rows = 108 pieces. You need to bake four 9x13's for this cake.

ljhow623, also remember that it is very rare that you will be able to come up with exactly the number of servings the client is needing. They need to decide if they want a little less or a little more.

kakeladi Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 12:41am
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Rounds: 14, 10, 6 = 116; 12,9,6 = 99 (serving all 3)

Sq: 12, 8,5=110 (serving all 3);

Combo 14 sq; 8 round; 5 round = 122; 14,sq, 9R, 6R=130

momdalejr Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:21pm
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thank you indydebi.,..... this is really hard trying to explain this to a customer... they think they will be serving 4x4 piece of cake at the shower....this will help out alot... thanks