Need To Feed Approx 30 People, For A Wedding!

Baking By BakeLady Updated 17 Jan 2016 , 7:21pm by craftybanana2

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BakeLady Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 4:34pm
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I'm making a 2 tier sqaure wedding cake for 30 people.

What sizes should each cake be?

(Plan on extra guests possibly, so extra cake would be fine, so up to 40 guests?.)

It's a buttercream cake.

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Jinkies Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 4:49pm
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It depends on several tall are you making each tier?  Do the bride and groom want to keep the top tier for the 1st anniversary? Who is cutting the cake and do they know how to professionally cut/serve it?

Standard wedding cakes have 4" high tiers and the servings are generally 1x2x4".  Therefore an 8" square cake at 4" high would give you approx 32 servings.  

If cut properly,  8" and 6" will give you more than enough cake and then you could always , if needed, do a little 4" for the bride and groom to freeze for their anniversary.

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BakeLady Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 6:39pm
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They weren't clear on if they were keeping the tier. It's a second wedding so I doubt it.

I have no idea as far as cutting it goes they are in charge of that or finding someone to do that as I won't be doing it.

I'm doing a checkered cake, so it each tier section will have at least 3 layers.

So your suggesting 4, 6, 8?

Would a 10, 8 be too big?


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craftybanana2 Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 7:17pm
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See this chart for approximately how many people a 4" high cake will serve: Cake Baking and Serving Guide

It lists both party serving size and wedding size. A 10 inch square alone will serve 50 people (the wedding serving size 1x2x4")

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