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Cake size question

I am making a cake for my mother-in-laws birthday in 3 weeks and I don't know what size cake/tiers I need to serve 75-100 people. Anyone know how much cake I need? This is my first big cake that I will be making with fondant and all, and any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!

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mommyjones

Asked by mommyjones at 4:00 PM on Feb. 23, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • make a cupcake cake
    BUSYLOVINGHIM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 4:10 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • 75-100 is a lot! Look it up online :)
    lhunt8

    Answer by lhunt8 at 4:12 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • I would try Wilton's website. At the back of their cake books they always have serving sizes for each cake. (Sorry it has been a long time since I did a wedding/tiered cake). The sizes are based on a 1x2 inch slice, so figure more if you want to serve bigger pieces.
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 4:15 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • Here is a link: http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/serving-amounts-all.cfm
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 4:17 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • Two full size sheet cakes would work, you can usually get a good 48 servings out of each cake.

    14 inch round, 2 layer, serving 1 1/2 x 2 inch slices, serves 78
    12 inch round, 2 layer, serving 1 1/2 x 2 inch slices, serves 40
    10 inch round, 2 layer, serving 1 1/2 x 2 inch slices, serves 28
    8 inch round, 2 layer, serving 1 1/2 x 2 inch slices, serves 20

    Remember, usually not everyone that attends the party will eat cake.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 4:36 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • A few weeks ago, for my grandma's birthday, I used a 12x12 pan, used 2 doctored cake mixes, and baked 2 of them, stacked with a thick layer of filling - it was about 6-7 inches tall once it was iced with a not-too-thick layer of icing. I believe they got about 70 peices from it, decent sized. So, I myself, for that many, would make a 16x16, with 3 mixes per layer, double layer like I did, then a 12x12 on top, same way I did - so if you're a mix used, you'd be using 10 mixes total. And if you wanted it bigger, for looks, an 8x8 or 6x6 on top. With the 16x16 & 12x12 you'd be guaranteed enough, with another smaller on one top you'd be guaranteed leftovers.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

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