Just âdoing the mathâ here â¦..
1x2x4â = 8 cubic inches â¦. Wedding industry standard â¦. 26 servings
1.5 x 2 x 4 = 12 cubic inches .. âPartyâ servings â¦. 16 servings
1.3 x 4 x 4 = 21 cubic inches â¦.. 10 servings
1.3 x 2 x 4 = 10.5 cubic inches â¦.. 20 servings
Originally Posted by aligotmatt
If she tries to say that she cut each child a 1.5" x 4" x 4" slice of cake and didn't have enough... whatever! That's too much cake! Just repeat the last line, "I would be happy to offer you a 10% discount on your future order with us"
1.5 x 4 x 4 = 24 cubic inches â¦ Thatâs 3 times a wedding slice and twice a party slice!! So I agree with aligotmatt â¦. That too much cake and itâs Jethro Bodine eaters! Customer needed to order a bigger cake.
Look at the numbers I ran at the top of this post. If this woman claimed only 10 servings, she was cutting a piece of cake that is THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF A STANDARD WEDDING SERVING! Ladies and gentlemen, that IS the size of a freakinâ brick! This is where I'd be explaining how KFC works it, baby!!
Originally Posted by patrincia
Don't forget that the wilton serving chart (and others) is designed for wedding cake portions, which are about 1/2 the size of standard dessert sized servings of cake.
Not quite half â¦. A 1.5x2x4 is 50% bigger than a 1x2x4 â¦. Itâs not twice the size (ergo a wedding size is not half the size of a party size). 1.5 x 2 x 4 = 12 cubic inches //// 1x2x4 = 8 cubic inches.
Originally Posted by summernoelle
You know, I'm not too familiar with the servings of sheet cakes, but Earlene's serving chart gives you bigger slices. I think customers like that better....
Of course they like it better! They are getting more cake for (usually) the same money!
Originally Posted by peacockplace
I think the whole wedding serving /party serving thing is asking for trouble. I go by the same size for everything. If you want bigger pieces you need to pay for more cake. You don't get more cake for free just because it's a party and not a wedding.
If I did that I'd have brides asking for party cakes and I'd be losing money. I do think your clients need to know what a serving size is so that they can make an appropriate choice.
BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY AGREE 1000%!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by patrincia
Wedding cake portions are unrealistic for children's birthday parties - they are also unrealistic to serve your dinner guests... too small.
I believe the opposite. Being the grandmother of a 6 year old and a 1 year old, Iâve been around a lot of their (and the neighborhood) birthday parties, with up to 10 or 12 little kids under the age of 7. A wedding cake portion is PERFECT for a child! Not too big, no wasted cake. Trust me, I OBSERVE these events with an eagle eye on this. I survey the parents, I ask my daughter for feedback and what comments she was given after I leave. Iâve been to birthday parties where it was a hamburger/hot dog cookout and where it was just cake-only. So with and without food, everyone was very happy with the cake size.
And when my dinner guests get to the dessert part, they usually ask for âjust a littleâ because they are too full from dinner, so it is not âtoo smallâ for dinner guests â¦. Wedding guests are âdinner guestsâ and when I cut the cake into 1x2x4âs, I get a lot of folks who ask for âa little smaller, pleaseâ.