## Help Pls?.. Cake Tier Sizes For 350 Guests??

By twinkletoe21 Updated 24 Jan 2010 , 7:06pm by twinkletoe21

twinkletoe21 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 12:18pm
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hi there!

Can someone help me figure out the Tier sizes I have to make inorder to make a wedding cake that can feed 350 guests??.. She wanted square ones and 4 Tiers... this will be my first time doing a square shaped cake so im not really familiar of sizes vs. how many it can feed?

thank you so muchh!!

5 replies
crazyladybaker Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 12:23pm
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Hi. I was just on Wilton's site and found a helpful table for this. Google search Wilton wedding cake servings.
Hope that helps.

leah_s Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 2:06pm
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Fun With Math.

A square is the easiest cake of all to compute servings. A serving is 1 X 2 X \$. So, multiply the length of one side by 1/2 the length of the other side = servings. Therefore an 8" square pan serves

8 (length of one side for the 1" dimension of the serving)
times
4 (1/2 the length of the other side for the 2" dimension of the serving)
=
32 servings.

You can compute this for any square or rectangular cake.

indydebi Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:49pm
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leahs is right .... easy to figure square cake servings.

Here's the chart I use to help with that: http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

Sagebrush Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 5:05pm
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According to the Wilton chart.

10, 12, 14, 16 (~1" space around the bottom of each tier) would equal 348

6, 10, 14, 18 (~2" space around the bottom of each tier) would equal 334

Have you factored in Indydebi's 60% rule? If 350 is the number invited, they would surely have fewer show up, as well as some that wouldn't eat the cake, so either of those #s should give you more than enough.

- Leisel

twinkletoe21 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:06pm
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thank you all so much for the help!! I am now trying to figure out the cost of it...