1St Wedding Cake- Need Help With Servings

Decorating By anku Updated 9 May 2010 , 5:28am by EvMarie

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anku Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:29am
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Hi everybody,
Ok...so this my first formal wedding cake order for 60 people and the bride wants the bottom cake to be square and top one to be round.
I'm not very clear as what size square and round cake pnas should I use to serve 60 people!

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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tmgarcia_98 Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:51am
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Most decorators use either the wilton chart: http://www.wilton.com/cakes/cake-cutting-guides/

or Earlene's:

I think Earlen's gives you slightly bigger slices. There are threads on here where members debate which chart they prefer. If you use Earlene's over Wilton's, just make sure you are charging enough.

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EvMarie Posted 9 May 2010 , 5:28am
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Anku - I don't sell cakes anymore. But, I will say that I have gone through the servings dilemma as well. Be sure to pay attention to the "size" of cake slice each chart describes. I think that's the difference between Wilton & Earlene....if I remember right.

I realize these slices are supposed to be small but, making sure you and your client understand the portion size up front will save you some grief I think. Again, I am not an expert at selling cakes, but people seem to have different ideas about what a slice of cake should be.

I remember when I first started looking at the Wilton chart....I was sort of shocked at the number of servings you are supposed to get out of a 6 inch. If I was planning my wedding and didn't know anything about servings, I might be a little confused.

Just a thought to consider -----

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