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post #1 of 33
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I need to make a two tier cake for 65-70 people but still undecided on what sizes to use. I was thinking a 12 inch and a 8 inch round. But then began to think it wouldn't be enough and thought maybe I should go for a 14 inch and 10 inch round instead. The cake is for a baby shower.

 

What do you guys usually go by...wedding cake serving size or party serving size?

Any recommendations on some accurate cake serving size guides

 

 

The cake serving size guide I've been using has been:

Round

6 in-12 servings

8 in-20 servings

9 in-24 servings

10 in-28 servings

12 in-40 servings

post #2 of 33

Here is the chart that most on here use http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

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Here is the chart that most on here use http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Unless you happen NOT to be in America - in this case you will get TWICE as many servings as listed here

When looking at any of these serving charts you really need to check what size they are using

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post #4 of 33
Not to mention that that cake would look horribly squatty. I don't go any bigger than a 6" for a topper for a tiered cake, and even that is usually too big for my tastes. A 4 is my preference, with a 5 being suitable.
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post #5 of 33
65 to 70 is at least a 3 tier for me, no way around it, unless there is some significantly giant sculpted topper or flower arrangement to balance it out.
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post #6 of 33

Same here - unless there's some reason to want the wide look, then I go small for the top.

post #7 of 33

I have found this chart to be much more accurate than Wilton's.  

 

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

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Hmmm...in just about every thread concerning servings the Wilton Chart is recommended with some preferring Earlenes. I have NEVER seen another method recommended besides these 2.  But when I provide the link it's suddenly wrong to do so. I did not provide advice as to what size cakes to use or how it would look. I provided a link to a commonly used source. Am I unqualified to do that as well?

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post #10 of 33

Yes they do...but I have been told by many one here including DD, Anna, and AZ that they use wedding serving sizes for all of their cakes...which is why I always provide that link.

 

I myself used Earlene's in the past but changed at the advice of many of the bakers on here.

post #11 of 33
I like the wedding chart too. Maybe it's just the way I cut but I always end up with more servings than the chart indicates!
post #12 of 33
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Hmmm...in just about every thread concerning servings the Wilton Chart is recommended with some preferring Earlenes. I have NEVER seen another method recommended besides these 2.  But when I provide the link it's suddenly wrong to do so. I did not provide advice as to what size cakes to use or how it would look. I provided a link to a commonly used source. Am I unqualified to do that as well?


My comment was not aimed at you  - seriously you are making far too much out of this !!

It was just trying to highlight that a 'serving size' is NOT always the same  across the world.

I preface this next statement by saying..... NOT having a go at Americans!!  - but American portion sizing of most everything food related is GIGANTIC in comparison to what the rest of the world deems 'normal'

 

Wilton Serving Guide is twice what we would use as a 'standard' wedding portion - and we would probably use the wedding guide as our 'dessert' size.

Earlene's portion are even bigger again

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post #13 of 33
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Yes they do...but I have been told by many one here including DD, Anna, and AZ that they use wedding serving sizes for all of their cakes...which is why I always provide that link.

I myself used Earlene's in the past but changed at the advice of many of the bakers on here.
Absolutely, every cake. And not once in all the years have I been doing this, has anyone complained, or said they ran out of cake, or anything to the contrary. The slices are generous portions of cake, and I barely finish a slice.
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post #14 of 33
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I preface this next statement by saying..... NOT having a go at Americans!!  - but American portion sizing of most everything food related is GIGANTIC in comparison to what the rest of the world deems 'normal'

 

100% agree.

post #15 of 33
Just to clarify, I don't use either Wilton or Earlenes charts.

I do typically link to the Wilton chart because it's easiest.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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