Help With Serving Sizes!

Decorating By rjcakes Updated 18 Apr 2014 , 4:15pm by leah_s

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rjcakes Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 3:02pm
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Hello all,


I know there are charts out there for party cakes but they all seem to say something different! I need to make a graduation cake for approximately 40 people. It's going to have a half basketball on top - I think the sports ball pan is 6 inches and I was going to put that on top of a 2 layer 12" round. Do you think that will be enough servings? I was thinking I could make a 3 layer 12", that way the pieces could be a little thinner and we would get more servings but just not sure...

Thanks for your help!


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pj22 Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 4:02pm
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I use this calculator and for party cakes, it says a 12" will serve 40. The half ball will serve another 6-8, so you might have a bit extra. HTH!

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leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 4:15pm
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If you're going to use a party cake serving size (I don't recommend it) which is 50% larger than a wedding serving, then make sure to increase your per servingt charge by 50% also, or you'll be giving away cake for free.  


Always price by the wedding serving chart by Wilton.  1 12" round can be a serving for 1 for a Jethro.  But it wiil be priced by what the wedding cake serving chart says.

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