How Much Cake For 160 People?

Decorating By kurlykakes Updated 11 Jun 2011 , 3:08pm by 2txmedics

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kurlykakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 5:31pm
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Hi all icon_smile.gif Long time lurker, first time poster.

I'm doing my first wedding cake for a friend this weekend (well everything is baked but the sheet cakes). It a 6, 8, 10 in tiers, then I'm doing a half sheet cake (12x1icon_cool.gif to accommodate for the extra guests.

Wilton's guide says...
8 in = 24 servings
10 in = 38 servings
total: 62

So now I need enough cake for 100 people... some guides/forum posts say a 12x18 is enough for 50 people, some say it's enough for 100. Wilton's party guide for the 12x18 says 72 servings, then their wedding guide for 16x16 cake says 128.

I was planning on baking 2 so it would be 4 inches high and I could do my planned orange curd filling in between. Does a 4 inch cake help stretch it to 100? I really just want to make sure there it plenty of cake..


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TexasSugar Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 5:48pm
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A two layer 12x18 would serve 98 according to the chart above. This is based on 1x2x4 in serving sizes.

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kurlykakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 6:28pm
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do most people find Wilton's serving guides on point? If so, I have exactly enough servings...

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LisaPeps Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 7:08pm
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It's the industry standard, so long as the person cutting the cake cuts it as advised with Wilton's diagrams and measurements you will have the required number of servings.

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2txmedics Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 3:08pm
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Here's a Wilton Cake Calculator

just punch in pan type and sizes and it gives you numbers for batter, slices, icing, etc...

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