Will This Be Enough Serving For 30 Guest's

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sweettreat101 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 3:04pm
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I have a lady who initially wanted a really small cake to serve 15 now she needs it to feed 30. Would a 9 and 6 inch be enough to serve this amount? I know people don't usually cut tiny pieces. I had a friend order a cake last weekend and said that she didn't have enough for all her guest's. I made a 10 inch round with a dozen cupcakes around the graduation cap. Can anyone tell me the amount of servings for a 10 inch cake and a 12 inch cake. I thought the dozen cupcakes would make up the difference between the 10 and 12 inch cake. Thank you.

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Reganlynn Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 3:18pm
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Yes, a 9" and a 6" will be enough to feed 30 people.

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EmilyJo9 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 3:18pm
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This chart should give you the answer you're looking for:



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leah_s Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 3:19pm
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10 inch round serves 38 if cut properly.
12 inch round serves 55 if cut properly.

Servings charts are for pricing. If your customer "cuts big" then they have to order more cake.

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kakeladi Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 3:26pm
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Use the Wilton serving chart for 'wedding cakes' to determine # of servings for **any and every** 4" tall cake.
A 10x4" round will serve 38; so that cake should have yielded 50 servings.
A 9x4" round will serve 32
A 12x4" round yields 56

If you are giving them a 2" cake the # of servings is cut in 1/2.

Now you can't be there and watch each customer to make sure they cut it *just right*, but you can show them a sample of the serving size. Cut a piece of wood or styro in the serving size of 1x2x4. You can also a 2x2x2 cube. They give **exactly** the same amount of cake - just cut differetly.
Tell customer this (show sample) is what you base the 'yield' and pricing on and if they want to cut bigger slices then they need to order a bigger cake.

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kristiemarie Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 3:32pm
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I am working on a sheet to give to my customers explaining how to cut the cake to get the correct size and number of servings. You might want to consider!

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