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Cake Servings 101

Confused by layers vs. tiers?

How much cake do I need?

What in the world is a double barrel cake? 

We have answers for you!


A layer is 1 cake stacked on another cake with icing in between. You can have 1, 2 or 3 layers.


A tier is a layered cake stacked on top of another layered cake, usually a different size.


Double Barrel cake:

A layer cake stacked on the same size layer cake

How much cake do I need?

Typically, you can estimate the number of servings needed by approximating that 75 to 85 percent of your guests will enjoy a piece of cake

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