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post #16 of 24
& another...
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post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ginger6361

The chart provided states 12' round and 8' round make 56 servings. Bue Other charts show 52 for same sizes. How do you determine correct # of servings? Don't want to undercharge or undercharge. thanks



I don't know what other charts you've seen, but the Wilton industry standard chart is fairly accurate (it's what many bakeries use, and how most venues will slice):
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Metria's Cake Calculator (by volume) chart is helpful for figuring out alternative serving sizes:
http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cakulator.cgi

On the earlier chart provided that states 12" and 8" round serves 56, that doesn't include the top tier... as noted:
"Please note: The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given here does not include the top tier."
post #18 of 24
Hi Apti

I found your reply was very helpful as I too am a new cake decorator - many thanks for sharing the link.

Cheers
post #19 of 24
I think Prima deserves the cookie!
post #20 of 24
Here's a reformatted version of the little chart to illustrate what size round tiers are needed beneath square ones:

SQUARE.........................DIAG DIM. ......................FITS ON (ROUND):
4"................................... 5.65"................................6" tight, 7" comfy
5"....................................7.07"................................8" or 9"
6"....................................8.48"................................9" tight or 10" comfy
7"....................................9.89"...............................10" barely, 11" or 12" comfy
8"....................................11.3"...............................12" tight or 13" comfy
9"....................................12.73".............................13" barely, 14" or 15" comfy
10"..................................14.14".............................15 tight or 16" comfy
12"..................................16.97".............................18" or 20"
14"..................................19.79.............................. 22" or 24"
16"..................................22.63".............................24" barely or 26" (man that's big!)

Hope some of you find it helpful. icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 24
Okay, 210 servings right on the money, plus 4" top tier for their anniversary:

4" round
7" square
12" round
16" square

One plain, and one with styrofoam spacers for flowers (gives it some more height, too). No double barrels or half tiers in this one, but it still looks nice. icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 24
Wow, I just found two images from Pink Cake Box that are similar to the last tier configurations I sent. One has spacers, one without. Not sure of the tier sizing, but I think they are close. Hopefully this helps with visualization.

Okay, sorry, I'll get off my mini obsession with this topic, and actually go get some work done. (My personality: completely obsessed or totally uninterested). icon_cool.gif
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post #23 of 24
I vote for Prima to get the virtual cookie. (Your computer skills and math are impressive!)
post #24 of 24
Ha ha, that's my architecture training applied to caking. icon_smile.gif
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