Cake Serving Chart and the Explanation sheet.

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Cake Serving Chart Explanation and 1st page of that chart. The full chart can be ordered from the instruction page on the shopping cart.

I baked a square grooms cake using Wilton's figures for the servings. When I was icing that cake I realized that they were going to be short of servings. I measured and sure enough they needed about 6 more servings. I baked a smaller cake and stacked the two cakes to be sure she had enough. Then I began wondering about the other pan servings. I used a washable pen and marked off the bottom of several pans and found that I could not get the servings from the cakes that the Wilton's chart figures showed. This chart was made as a result of that. I felt I was not being honest with my customers in the servings they were receiving. I didn't measure every single pan. I measured some of them and then estimated on the others.
This chart is used everyday in our work area and when figuring the size of a cake in a bridal consultation
Column A - Pan Diameters
Column B - Pan Circumference - used in figuring how much ribbon you might need to go around a cake, how many panels will fit on a cake and otherwise an assistance in figuring your designs by measurement.
Column C - The servings that I go by
Column E - If you are using 1" lace points around a cake this number tells you how many to make.
If you are using a scalloped side pattern figure more. If you are using a one and a half inch wide lace point you make less. It you are using a smaller lace point you will need more. This is just a Guideline for to use. Using your pan circumference you can figure out just how many you will need for the size lace point you will be using. Note: Many of our cakes have the lace points hanging below the tiers in the separations and not on the actual cake. Be sure and figure the plate size instead of the cake size to know how many you will need.
Column F - If a bride wants a cake for 100 - I go to this chart and tell her I can do a cake for 95 or 115. Then she must choose which size would she like. The servings and dimensions of the cake are in a format that she can look at and choose from. This section - Columns E through G save me many hours figuring sizes for a bride
Column G - Grooms cake servings. The reason for the difference is the brides cake servings do not include the top tier. The top cake is their 1st anniversary cake. The grooms cake servings is figured using the entire cake.
Column H - This tells you the sizes of the pans in figuring the number of servings
Odd size pans ( 5 to 15) can be purchased through Parrish's, Country Kitchen or ask your local shop about ordering them for you.
18", 20" and 24" pans can be purchased in half pans.
Measure the inside of your oven before ordering any of the larger pans.

 

Cake Serving Chart

A
Round Pan Size
B
Circumference
C
Servings
E
No. of 1" Lace Points needed
 
F
Brides Servings 
(without the top tier cake)
G
Grooms Servings
(using the top tier)


H
Pan Sizes in Round layer tiers only

5 inch 16 inches 6 20   35 40 11 - 5
6 inch 19 inches 8 25   40 50 12-6
7 inch 23 inches 10 32   50 60 11 -8 - 5
8 inch 25 inches 15 35   65 85 14 - 8
9 inch 29 inches 22 40   70 80 12 - 9 - 6
10 inch 32 inches 30 45   80 85 13 - 9 - 6
11 inch 35 inches 35 49   85 100 13 - 10 - 7
12 inch 38 inches 45 53   95 105 14 - 10 - 6
13 inch 41 inches 55 58        
14 inch 45 inches 65 63   115 130 15 - 11 - 7
15 inch 48 inches 80 67   115 125 14 - 11 - 8 - 5
16 inch 51 inches 90 72   135 155 16 - 12 - 8
17 inch 54 inches 105 75   150 165 17 - 12 - 7
18 inch 57 inches 115 80   150 160 15 - 12 - 9 - 6
20 inch 69 inches 145 95   160 170 18 - 12 - 6
22 inch 72 inches 170 100   160 170 16 - 12 - 9 - 6
24 inch 75 inches 195 120   170 190 19 - 13 - 8
Square Shape         175 190 16 - 13 - 10 - 7
6 inch 25 inches 12 35   180 205 18 - 14 - 9
8 inch 33 inches 24 45   185 195 17 - 13 - 9 - 6
9 inch 37 inches 27 52   195 205 18 - 13 - 7
10 inch 41 inches 40 58        
12 inch 49 inches 60 70   205 220 17 -14 -11 -7
14 inch 57 inches 84 77   210 230 18 -14 -10 -6
16 inch 65 inches 112 88   210 230 20 - 14 - 8
18 inch 73 inches 144 98   220 230 18 -14 -10 -7 - 5
Heart Shape         240 260 18 -15 -12 -8
6 inch 19 inches 8 25   265 275 18 - 15 - 12 - 9 - 6
9 inch 29 inches 18 40   270 290 20 -15 -11 -7
12 inch 39 inches 40 55   280 300 20 -16 -12 -8
15 inch 50 inches 65 72        
Oval Shape         300 325 24-17-9
5 X 7 inch 21 inches 10 30   330 350 20-16-13-10-7
7 X 10 inch 30 inches 25 40   350 370 20-17-14-11-8
9 X 13 inch 37 inches 40 52   365 385 24-18-13-8
12 X 16 inch 46 inches 65 63   390 400 22-18-15-9-6
Petal Shape              
6 inch 18 inches 5 24   405 415 24-18-14-10-6
9 inch 27 inches 15 38   455 470 24-20-15-11-7
12 inch 37 inches 32 50   475 495 24-20-16-12-8
15 inch 46 inches 55 63   515 530 24-20-16-13-10-7
Hexagon Shape              
6 inch 18 inches 9 24        
9 inch 27 inches 18 38        
12 inch 36 inches 45 50        
15 inch 45 inches 65 63        

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