Wedding Cake Serving Size...opinions, Please

Decorating By Sassy74 Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 8:48pm by Butterfly27

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Sassy74 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 5:16pm
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I'm doing a cake for a small formal wedding this weekend. The bride told me approx 70 ppl. So, I'm doing a 12" tier, an 8" tier, and a 4" tier. According to the reference I use (Wilton), the 12" should yield 56 svgs, and the 8" should yield 25, leaving the 4" for the bride.

But, the bride just called and asked if I was making enough cake, that a bakery she called before me told her a 12" tier would only yield like 30 something svgs. I told her they may be quoting her "party" servings and not "wedding" servings, and that a wedding serving is only about 1" by 2".

But, I'm wondering...what serving size do y'all use as a reference? I don't want to be shorting ppl...but, ppl need to understand that a wedding serving isn't a big ole hunk of party cake!

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Butterfly27 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:48pm
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I use the wilton servings chart as well. You are right about the serving sizes and amounts.

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