Number Of Servings For 6" High Cakes?

Business By marya92 Updated 24 Jul 2015 , 6:33am by julia1812

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marya92 Posted 20 Jul 2015 , 9:20pm
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I have to make a wedding cake and I'm doing the tiers with 3 layers, which end up being 6" tall. All the serving charts I find are for 4" tall cakes. Any idea about number of servings for 6" tall cakes?

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-K8memphis Posted 20 Jul 2015 , 9:45pm
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4" tall and 6" tall are basically the same because it is based on the footprint not the height -- also they won't fit easily onto standard cake plates -- however if you plate at the 3" mark you can increase your servings but you have to cut each serving a bit bigger than the standard size to make up for the shorter piece

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sweetcakes Posted 24 Jul 2015 , 3:35am
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yes, you are not increasing your number of servings just increasing the size of the serving.  so from a normal 4" high serving to a 6" high serving is now 50% larger.  If your per serving was $4, it would now be $6 for that larger slice.

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julia1812 Posted 24 Jul 2015 , 6:33am
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I've done a 6" cake with a separator plate at 3" which doubled the number of servings (well, depending if you cut 1 or 2 inch). But it's at least 1.5x the servings.

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