250 People - Wedding Cake

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IcedTea4Me2 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 10:21pm
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That sounds huge to me. A friend is planning a wedding. She will invite 250 people. Not all will show, obviously, but what size wedding cake should she request in terms of tiers? It's a simple design - red velvet, cream cheese buttercream, fresh flowers. I looked at the serving guide and it just seems to me like some kitchen cakes are in order. Is that right? If not, what's a good combination that would work? Thanks for your advice in advance. I also don't know whether she was looking at round or square or other. I know that makes a difference, too.


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indydebi Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 10:54pm
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My 60% Rule says 60% of the total number invited will actually show up (barring any of the exceptions, such as active military or very involved in church). 60% of 250 = 150. I would advise a bride to go with 175, but no more than 200. I also tell them "....the closer you get to your date, you'll get a better feel for it."

I never do sheet or kitchen cakes. I'd much rather do one large grand centerpiece wedding cake than a rinky-dink wedding cake with plain sheets hidden away. So........

250 servings (Per the wilton chart):
-------round: 6/8/10/14/16 = 252 servings
-------square: 6/8/12/16 = 250 servings

175 servings:
------round: 8/10/12/14 = 196 servings
------round: 6/8/12/14 = 170 servings
------square: 6/10/14 = 168 servings
------square: 6/8/10/12 = 172 servings

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IcedTea4Me2 Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:19am
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Thanks! I'll pass that on.


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