I’m a new baker, and I was wondering how many servings do you get out of those pretty tall naked cakes with 3-4 layers of cake. And also how do you cut them to get the servings?
If, for example, the 4 layered cake does not have a cardboard cake plate separating it into basically two 2-layered cakes, then you will get the same number of servings regardless of the number of layers. If you like the look of a tall cake but would like to get double the servings than you need to include a cardboard cake plate in the middle to create two 2-layered cakes. With naked cakes, just make sure you cut the cardboard plate slightly smaller than the actual cake it is separating so that it can be hidden but still provide you with the separation you need to allow for more servings.
Here is instructions for building a double barrel cake with a separator cake board in the middle.
it's the footprint of the cake that determines servings -- and of course the height -- so for example if you have one 6" tall tier then you get the same amount of servings as a 4" tall tier cake because you can only cut it so thin-- right? -- so you're giving away 50% more --
but if it's two tiers that are both 4" tall that look like one cake that's 8" tall -- you get the double servings
so if you are selling cake -- you charge more for those bigger servings -- and make sure they have big enough plates to accommodate the larger servings -- most dessert plates are 6" and hold 4-5" servings