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post #1 of 29
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Does anyone have a diagram of how to cut an 8in party cake? Wilton only shows the wedding cake diagram and i have a lady who wants a picture???
post #2 of 29
How many servings is it? When I look at the Wilton site it only says to cut the pieces 1-1/2" wide and doesn't give a count. I can make you a cutting diagram fast if you post how many servings it is...here is one for 16
LL
post #3 of 29
That's a nice little chart. What program did you make it in? If you don't mind my asking..

Thanks!!
post #4 of 29
I wish there were tools were you could just place it on top of the cake, press down and there you go... a nice and evenly cut cake on the first try!
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post #5 of 29
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Wilton says party size slices are 1 1/2 by 2 and that a 8in round serves 20. Since i know it's a chart people can easily find online and Wilton is a big company it's what i go by but, i always point out the size of slices and tell people if they want larger slices to order more cake but i still have people upset??? What do you do? However it would help if they would od diagrams for the party cakes as well as wedding. Thanks for your suggestions. icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 29
Here is indydebi's cutting guide and I believe her servings are 20 for an 8" round as well.....so maybe this will help? Indydebi also doesn't mind you posting a link to her site or giving it to your customers as long as you let her know that you're doing it!
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post #7 of 29
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khalsted- sorry i can't see that link- but thank you so much
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Wing-Ding

I wish there were tools were you could just place it on top of the cake, press down and there you go... a nice and evenly cut cake on the first try!



There is! I remember someone posting a link to a do-dad that marked out (sheet) cakes into perfect servings so you could just cut away evenly- there's no reason why a grid marker like that couldn't be used on any shape cake if you use Indy's method of cutting (which I now swear by!).
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post #9 of 29
there are tools that do that wing ding. i saw them on amazon.
post #10 of 29
Here is debi's link.

http://cateritsimple.com/_wsn/page10.html

HTH

Judi
post #11 of 29
Cylstrial - I used Excel's pie graph to make that picture. I've been playing around with it a lot but haven't perfected it yet. I make the chart and then cut and paste it into a graphic program to make a .jpg

I love Indydebi's method of cutting too but I wish there were diagrams to go with it (for round cakes)! People are very visual and it helps to actually give them a picture. Lately I've just sketched by hand a cutting diagram but that's not really professional so I've been playing around with different programs. If/when I get more adept at it I will post some in the templates section. The topsy turvy cakes are killers when figuring out how to cut them.

I think that people will always complain about the size of pieces. I definitely have people order smaller cakes b/c they're cheaper, hoping to stretch them to serve more people. I just try to CMA by telling them and showing them the size of the serving! Then, it's their problem.
post #12 of 29
Here are some cake markers/dividers for round cakes:
http://www.bakedeco.com/dept.asp?id=816

Press-cake dividers for sheet cakes:
http://www.confectioneryhouse.com/home.php?cat=337&js=y

Quote:
Originally Posted by kr1970

..... i always point out the size of slices and tell people if they want larger slices to order more cake but i still have people upset???


If the chart says "serves 24", I tell them "this will serve 20-24, depending on how you cut it." Then I explain the "cut it in 2" strips, then each strip into 1" pieces" system. I tell them, "It's about the size of a folded over peanut butter sandwich." At that point, I suggest that ".... if your family is like mine, and you cut them larger than the industry standard serving size, then you might think about getting a larger cake ...."
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Toptier


I love Indydebi's method of cutting too but I wish there were diagrams to go with it (for round cakes)!



I'll try to attached the actual drawing I did (that doesn't show up very well on the website). It's a partial, but it applies to all round cakes. Basically tell them to cut the cake into 2" strips ..... an 8" cake will have 4 strips .... a 10" cake will have 5 strips, etc. They can easily follow the photos on my How to Cut a Wedding Cake page.
LL
post #14 of 29
Thanks TopTier. I will try to play with Excel and see if I can still make a piechart. =o)
post #15 of 29
I'm attaching the charts that I'm going to use. Maybe these will be helpful to others. I did them in AutoCad, as my previous career was in residential design and drafting until the economy went south.

HTH!
Angie
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