Cake Serving Chart and the Explanation sheet.
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Cake Serving Chart Explanation and 1st page of that chart. The full 3 page chart and explanation page can be ordered from email@example.com. A fee of $3.60 will be sent in a square invoice in an email. Upon receipt of the fee it will be sent by email in pdf format.
This serving chart was made to use with my customers. I never intended for it to be published. But, after numerous requests I put the basic gist of it on here. Because I kept several copies to work with I will send you (in pdf format if you want it) what I used with my customers. I kept one copy with the papers needed for bridal consultations, one copy in the baking area for reference, another copy by the computer for reference with email questions. I never ever wanted to feel like I was cheating my customers with cake servings. Below is why I made this chart to begin with. It is not scientific, it is just what I used for my business. If you have questions you can contact me here.
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
The serving size I figured was for a two layer cake on these wedding size servings. 1" wide, 2" long and the depth of the two layer cake which for me was normally at least 4" tall. One layer cakes the sizes were 2" square servings.
Column A - Pan Diameters
Column B - Pan Circumference (measurment around the shaped pan) - 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 (Small royal icing lace pieces that hang from the cake or the base of the cakes) 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
Round Pan Size
No. of 1" Lace Points needed
(without the top tier cake)
(using the top tier)
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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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