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That is ALWAYS my question after I've already prepared and baked the cakes. Then I dwell on the question and I start to panic.  I am baking a 12" round cake - 3 layers of chocolate cake 2 layers of oreo filling, for my son's Pre-school "Stepping Up" ceremony.  There are 18 kids and assuming each child brings 2 adults (parents grandparents are all invited).  Is that enough?  When I asked the teacher she wasn't sure.  A large cake.  I've made a 14" the same way for another party I had with 60 something people and there was a lot of cake left over. 

 

I am tempted to make vanilla cupcakes..  justifying it in my head by saying that not everyone likes chocolate... what would you do??

 

Please make let me know what you think so I can feel better.

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Is that enough?

It's enough (for 56).

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Oh yes you will have plenty.  

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post #4 of 19

Of course you have lots of left over cake w/that 14"er because most adults either are on a diet or don't want/like sweets etc, etc.

You should have enough for this time.  No need to add the cuppies. 

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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.

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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.
Ummmmm, that's 165 servings of cake. WOW. Just, wow.
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Ummmmm, that's 165 servings of cake. WOW. Just, wow.

No kidding before we cut it we told the teachers that they would most likely have a couple tiers leftover because they didn't get the turnout they were expecting. They were going to use those tiers for the end of year teacher's meeting that weekend but guess they had to get something else lol.

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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.
Ummmmm, that's 165 servings of cake. WOW. Just, wow.

Yeah, my stomach hurts thinking about it!

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post #9 of 19
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I made a cake for about 50 people last week. It was a 12,10,8,6 inch square cake each tier 5" thick. There was NOTHING left but this was for older kids who pigged out on cake lol.  I think you should have plenty for that many kids/parents.

Seriously? That means everyone had over 2 party sized servings! Are you sure someone didn't sneak off with a tier? lol

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Yikes, I could just imagine the sugar high lol

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Seriously? That means everyone had over 2 party sized servings! Are you sure someone didn't sneak off with a tier? lol

My sister is the one who stayed for the whole thing I had to get home and get dinner cooking. She said one little boy had 5 BIG pieces.  We cut the pieces to start with about 1.5"x2"

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Wow...good thing these kids didn't go home with you! LOL

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post #13 of 19

I think the kids had the right idea.  To me a piece of cake 2x1.5 inches is barely more than a mouthful.

post #14 of 19
I probably would have made more than a 12" for a possible number of 54. I probably would add some cupcakes in another flavor just in case. I hate the idea of running out.

But a 12, 10, 8, and 6 would not have been on my radar for just 60 people. It is incredible to me that 60 people could put that much cake away. Must have been some darn good cake!
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I probably would have made more than a 12" for a possible number of 54. I probably would add some cupcakes in another flavor just in case. I hate the idea of running out.

But a 12, 10, 8, and 6 would not have been on my radar for just 60 people. It is incredible to me that 60 people could put that much cake away. Must have been some darn good cake!

I was originally quoted at 150 people  we just didn't get the turn out they were expecting for the graduation (most likely because of the rain).

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