I'm just starting out and am not very knowledgeable about how many servings you get from cake sizes. If someone wants a double layer cake to serve 20 people what size cake should I make? Does anyone have a good servings chart they go by? Thanks!!!
Here is the wilton chart that I use to determine pricing. http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm THe customer can cut it in as many or as few pieces as they want, but this is the chart I go by. For example, the 10" round says it serves 38 (two layer). I tell clients it will serve 25 to 35 depending on how they cut it.
Here is how you cut a cake to achieve these servings: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html
Here's what a 1x2x4 piece of cake looks like. Many people think "paper thin" when they hear "one inch", and as you can see, it's not. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785
If someone asked me for a cake to serve 20, I'd tell them that a 2-layer 8" round would serve 15-20 and a 10" round would serve 25-35 .... which would they prefer? Price the 8" for 20 servings ... price the 10" for 35 servings. (I round servings to the nearest "5").
This is SO helpful! I was looking on the Wilton site for a servings chart and couldn't find it, so THANK YOU. And thanks for all the other links!!
I use earlene's serving chart (you can google it). It's a bit bigger than Wilton's and I prefer it. HTH