Are you making 4" tall cakes? That's what the charts are based on.
........cakes shrink by 1/2" does this mean that you will still get 50 servings from a 10" square cake? Most of the 1/2" lost during baking is filled back with icing and fondant. I never was able to serve these ends to customers......
Earlene's chart tends to discard servings so you end up loosing money using it Or have to increase your per serving pric
. Yes, I have gotten the # of servings the Wilton charts show all the time. In cutting always treat a round cake as if it is a sq. Just come in from the edge 2" and cut across the whole cake; then cut that into 1" slices. Most pieces of cake will only have the bit of icing on the top....the end pieces will, of course, be covered with icing. Often someone will come along and ask for that end piece just because they want the extra icing!
I never discarded those end pieces.....never.