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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by MJbakes

on the Wilton serving guide it says a 2 layer 9x13 serves 45. so if I just did a single layer would it still serve 45...



No. It's only one layer, not two. It serves 50% less. The double-layer cake is based on 1x2x4" servings.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by CWR41

No. It's only one layer, not two. It serves 50% less. The double-layer cake is based on 1x2x4" servings.



Thank you for the answer. so since a double indicated 45. a single would be about 22 servings, so would you say 20 servings to be safe since the slices aren't as tall?
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by MJbakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR41

No. It's only one layer, not two. It serves 50% less. The double-layer cake is based on 1x2x4" servings.



Thank you for the answer. so since a double indicated 45. a single would be about 22 servings, so would you say 20 servings to be safe since the slices aren't as tall?



It really depends on how it's sliced. Here's a helpful diagram for several portion choices:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1300481/sheet-cake-cutting-and-servings-guide
post #19 of 20
Yes it would still give you 45 pieces. Is your single layer cake the same size as a torted cake? If not, think about it this way - its the difference between giving 45 people 1 cupcake or giving 45 people 2 cupcakes. understand the difference?

My advice- don't deviate from the Wilton chart because almost everyone uses it. You are giving away cake for free if you do and way over complicating. If you make cake to match industry standard stick to it and charge accordingly. If your market will pay the additional 30 bucks for filling and your time to make it, then great.
post #20 of 20
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My single layers are 2" high. If I tort them i get 2 1" layers of cake and some filling. Thanks everyone for clearing this up me, and that chart is pretty cool to I added it to my faves in case a client wants a more generous serving.
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