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post #16 of 21
This threrad gave me a good laugh! icon_biggrin.gif
I have one of those families too! I struggle with the same question!
If you think 1x2 is too small for a family party, go by 2x2, and use Debi's even method....thats plenty big enough!
If it's mostly children, I think smaller is better. icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 21
I think the thing that a LOT of people miss (I know I did...and only RECENTLY figured it out) is that Wilton saying a 9x13 feeds 50 people is assuming the cake is FOUR INCHES tall....not the standard 2" of the pan!

So, if somone at home was to mix up one box of cake mix and pour it in a 9x13, they'd get 25 servings by wilton standards. Earlene's serving chart says it'd be 20.....and keep in mind a standard, un-doctored cake mix makes 24 cupcakes....so I'd say this is right on par with what people expect.

When consulting with customers about serving size, I use the "9x13=20 servings" example because most people can visualize that.

That whole 2"/4" thing needs to be stated more clearly on these charts!
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by chellescountrycakes

My husband goes strait for the middle.



icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif My grandma (who taught me to bake...may she RIP) would have had a heart attack on the spot! I have seen her nearly tackle someone just for getting close to one of her cakes or pies with a dull knife. I can't imagine what she would have done to them for cutting out the middle! icon_lol.gif
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by indydebi View Post



Teen age daughter and I got a chocolate craving. Baked a single layer chocolate 10" round. Got 2 forks and wiped it out .... just the 2 of us.

No wonder I'm fat! icon_rolleyes.gif

So how many does a single layer 10" round serve? icon_confused.gif

Two. Just two. icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi! I love you, you always make me laugh and also you have the best advice :)

post #20 of 21

Indydebi, you are so funny!!!  I don't eat cake too often but when I do, I can eat a huge piece too!!! I agree that if cake is for kids then the servings would be small because most kids will not eat the whole piece but if for adults some want big helpings and other want small. This thread sure gave me a good laugh!!!!

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by chellescountrycakes View Post

*disclaimer- this cake was just a 'mom, can we have cake' - I drug out some left over icing and hubby iced it... LOL
LL

 

It's bright. Eyeball-searingly bright. And the "rustic stucco" appearance of the frosting reminds me of my first Leland Awards cake, from last year, when I simply didn't have the time or the energy to apply "The Family Pattern" to the frosting, and just troweled it on, made the sites for the edible prints and the lettering reasonably smooth, and let the rest go all "rustic stucco."

 

Not quite sure what to make of the pink rectangular area: was that a divot from digging a piece out of the middle, and not quite getting all of it?

Oh, and I typically get about 15-18 pieces out of a 13x9 single-layer.

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