Do You Think I Can Get 60 Servings Out Of This ???...

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 10:35am by indydebi

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Mikel79 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:40am
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Hi all!

I have been asked to do a 40th birthday cake. I am told there is going to be between 50 and 60 people.

Do you think I can get away with serving a 2-tier, 10" and 6" round cake? I know there is countless serving charts out there, however I am wanting to get advice from bakers who might have used this combo with this size cake.

Thank you!

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Deb_ Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:52am
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It'll definitely give you 50 servings....I've never been able to get 12 servings out of a 6" though so that's something to think about.

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sweetcakes Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:59am
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if you're serving it you could get 48, but for a cake muggle to serve it no they probably wont. You could do a 6" sq on a 10" sq that gives them 68 servings and room to cut slightly larger, never the less charge for what it will serve not what they are serving.

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BlakesCakes Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:42am
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I checked Earlene's chart & the Wilton chart for a 10" + 6" party servings and I come up with 38 to 40 servings--30+8 from Earlene and 28+12 from Wilton.

I don't see stretching that to 50 or 60..............and I usually average those 2 charts for my serving quotes.


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indydebi Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 10:35am
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I use the wilton chart all the time and have NEVER run out of cake. here's a link to a thread with the chart, how to cut and pics of cut pieces of cake:

You'll never get 12 pieces from a 6" cake if you cut them in pie-shaped wedges. But it's no problem if you cut them properly in wedding rectangle shapes.

A 10/6 serves 38/12 = 50 servings. If you're expecting 50-60, that's cutting it close (no pun intended!). A 10/8 serves 38/24 = 62. A 12/8 serves 56/24 = 80.

A 10/6 square serves 50/18 = 68.

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