I am confused , I was looking around to see what size cake to make for a bridal shower that would serve 50. After surfing around a bit, it seems that there is a big difference in what different size cake serves, depending on which site chart you use. I need to know what size cake I would need, party size servings. Any help would be appreciated very much. I was going to do a 14 in round, but some charts show that won't be enough and others say it will.
If you use any chart other than the industry standard (8 cu. in.) Wilton wedding cake serving guide, you're giving away extra cake for free.
Well I only do cakes for family and friends, so giving away extra cake is the norm. I just like to have more, not less. But I guess going by that chart even if they cut pieces a bit larger, I should be ok with the 14 inch round. Thanks
No kidding! A 14" round serves over 75 people!
Another thing to keep in mind, most serving charts are assuming it's a 4"tall cake. So 3 1"layers plus filling and frosting to =about 4 inches, or 2 layers, split and filled =about 4". If your cake is going to be shorter in height, say 2" you wouldn't get the same servings. Just thought i'd mention this in case you didn't know.
My cakes are 4 inches, so I should get the suggested number of servings. As for having leftovers I know my husband can never have enough cake and other friends just take the leftovers to work the next day.
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