Originally Posted by tami517a
I've been asked to make this cake and I am really struggling with how to figure the number of servings. She wants the top tier to be RKT so it is just the bottom two layers. I started with a 9" on the bottom but it looks like it is taller than the usual 2 layers. I was thinking I could use the Wilton soccer ball pan to make the 2 halves of the pumpkin. The number I came up with just doesn't seem right. I would love to get some input on how others calculate these unusual cakes. Thanks.
first of all, please remember to charge for whatever size cake you're starting out with, if you're carving out the shapes. In other words, if you carve an 8 inch cake down to a ball, be sure to charge for the 8 inch cake.
I would do a serving chart based on the rough shape of the cake cut into 2 inch servings, but, the Wilton ball pan is estimated at 12 servings.
That cake is probably smaller than you think. The wilton ball pan is only 6 inches across, so an 8 inch cake on the bottom would give you one inch all the way around, which is how that cake looks. You're going to have to look at your proportions to come up with your final serving.
how many servings do you need?