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WEDDING CAKE vs. PARTY CAKE- is it a different serving chart

post #1 of 20
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I keep looking for a serving chart for Birthday cakes. Is it the same as for wedding cakes?
I have never seen anyone at a party cut a 2in x 1in slice of cake like the wedding cake charts count as a serving.
So how do you figure the servings for party/birthday cakes vs. Wedding cakes?
post #2 of 20
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

First is wedding serving sizes, second is party serving sizes.

Personally for me it doesn't matter what the cake is for I just use the wedding numbers it keeps me from having to keep up with two charts. If you are selling cakes by the servings then you lose money on party servings unless you have two seperate serving prices.
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post #3 of 20
Wilton has two serving charts - one for "party" cakes and one for weddings.

Are you looking for a chart to determine pricing or because you want to know how many slices you can get out of certain size cakes?
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post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Looking for charts to help me determine servings for pricing.
post #5 of 20
I think Wilton also says the party serving chart is for cakes 3" high or less. I bake all mine at 4" so I just use the wedding chart.
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post #6 of 20
Wilton says a wedding cake is 4" high and a party cake is anywhere from 3"-6" high. They say wedding cake slices are 1" x 2" slices and party cakes are 1.5" x 2" slices (this is from the 2010 yearbook).
post #7 of 20
For pricing purposes your best bet is to go with the Wilton Wedding chart thumbs_up.gif
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post #8 of 20
for pricing purposes, stick to one chart. If you're selling a wedding cake that will be cut at a venue by someone else they will cut most likely cut them in the industry standard of 1x2x4. When selling a cake give the customer a range of servings (from party to wedding) and clarify it depends on how large they cut the pieces. But be clear what your serving sizes are, if they want large pieces then they can order more cake.
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post #9 of 20
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Thank you everyone for your comments. This helps alot.
post #10 of 20
I use Wedding serving sizes for all cakes. 2"x1"
post #11 of 20
1x2x4 is the serving size of layered cakes. 2x2x2 is the serving size of sheet (single layer) cakes. Does not matter what the occasion is. 8 cubic inches of cake is a lot of cake. If they want to cut bigger pieces, then they need to order more cake.
post #12 of 20
I use Earlene's Chart for all my cakes. That way I know there won't be a cake shortage and I don't have to complicate my life or my client's with details.
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post #13 of 20

When people say 2x1 slices. Does that mean that on a 4 inch high cake you would but a cake board in between each 2inch of cake? So confused. When I make party cakes people have the habit of cutting from the middle out so it makes pie shape pieces that turn out to be big.  Help!!!!

post #14 of 20

This is an old thread.  However, A slice of cake is based on the cake being 4 inches tall.  Then, cut a piece 1 inch wide and 2 inches long.  That is standard.

 

For a 2inch tall cake, you would cut a 2X2 slice to get the same volume of cake.

 

There are many discussions on this.  Wilton has a chart on their website that is pretty clear about the size of slices and how to cut a cake.

post #15 of 20
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When people say 2x1 slices.

 

Does that mean that on a 4 inch high cake you would but a cake board in between each 2inch of cake?

 

So confused. When I make party cakes people have the habit of cutting from the middle out so it makes pie shape pieces that turn out to be big.  Help!!!!

Is that what you did with the cake in your profile pic? 

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