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post #16 of 33

I use this chart for ALL of my cakes  ...   http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm   The measurements on this one give a slightly smaller amount per cake.  For example Wilton says an 8 inch serves 24 and Earlenes chart says an 8 inch round serves 15. 

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post #17 of 33
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but would you charge for 24 servings?

Most people who shop for single tier cakes for casual events are used to seeing a flat price for the cake, not a per-serving price. The charge would be for a 12" cake (based on our cost and a markup for profit), regardless of the number of servings, so recommending generous serving sizes acts as an upsell.

We estimate that a 12" round will serve 22-28 people at a casual event (the cake is usually cut into wedges), and that range has been pretty accurate based on our customer feedback as well as my own experience. Of course it is a different story for formal events where the venue will be cutting standard 1"x2"x4" slices.
post #18 of 33
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that is 56 servings, you must have a tapeworm, or not be able to fit through doors if you typically eat double portions of everything!

No tapeworm, just a fast metabolism that makes it difficult to gain weight...I've been in the 150-170 lb range since high school. When I do have cake my serving size is probably double Wilton's wedding cake serving size.
post #19 of 33
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IAm PamCakes - ditto.  Also ditto Sassyzan.

The industry standard serving size is 1  2 X 4 = 8 cubic inches of cake.  They can order a 12" round and call it TWO servings for all I care, but they PAY for 56 servings.

Yes...Just because my teenaged son cuts a whole pizza into quarters it doesn't mean that it's four servings.

post #20 of 33
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Yes...Just because my teenaged son cuts a whole pizza into quarters it doesn't mean that it's four servings.

LOL! So true

post #21 of 33
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that is 56 servings, you must have a tapeworm, or not be able to fit through doors if you typically eat double portions of everything!

No tapeworm, just a fast metabolism that makes it difficult to gain weight...I've been in the 150-170 lb range since high school. When I do have cake my serving size is probably double Wilton's wedding cake serving size.
My husband is going to be 40 next year and he is 5'10" and weighs 145-155, and always has. he eats double portions of regular food but generally restrains himself when it comes to cake. There are others problems that can arise from gorging on sweets, besides a fat a$$, one is cavities and another is diabetes. And I have a fat @$$ and I still only eat a standard wedding portion of cake.
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post #22 of 33
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IAm PamCakes - ditto.  Also ditto Sassyzan.
The industry standard serving size is 1  2 X 4 = 8 cubic inches of cake.  They can order a 12" round and call it TWO servings for all I care, but they PAY for 56 servings.
Yes...Just because my teenaged son cuts a whole pizza into quarters it doesn't mean that it's four servings.
My twin boys are almost 13 and eat a 1/4 while my husband eats the other half, but Dominos tells me a large pizza serves about 8-10 and they still charge me $12 for it.
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post #23 of 33
Any food with a high glycemic index can lead to diabetes. But that's a different topic
post #24 of 33
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My husband is going to be 40 next year and he is 5'10" and weighs 145-155, and always has. he eats double portions of regular food but generally restrains himself when it comes to cake. There are others problems that can arise from gorging on sweets, besides a fat a$$, one is cavities and another is diabetes. And I have a fat @$$ and I still only eat a standard wedding portion of cake.

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Sweets can cause cavities and diabetes? I had never heard that before, do you have a source? If that's true I might have to cut down on my once-a-month cake habit. icon_wink.gif
post #25 of 33
Hmm. The Blue Sheep 9x13 "party cake" guides more-or-less match how I cut sheet cakes, except that I rarely get a full 2" height, even at the highest point (and might be lucky to get more than 1", if I were to level the thing, which is why I treat smooth, gentle doming as perfectly normal, and plan the decorations with that in mind).

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post #26 of 33
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And I have a fat @$$ and I still only eat a standard wedding portion of cake.

 

But how much does the overweight donkey you mention eat?

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post #27 of 33

Wilton lists a wedding cake serving chart and a party serving chart don't they? 
 

post #28 of 33

For those just scanning this thread, it seems Jasons 12 inch round suggestion is for a one layer cake, not a two layer 4 inch high cake.  A 12 in round two layer is 56 servings so if you cut it in half with a one layer would be 28 servings using Wilton sizing.

post #29 of 33
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For those just scanning this thread, it seems Jasons 12 inch round suggestion is for a one layer cake, not a two layer 4 inch high cake.  A 12 in round two layer is 56 servings so if you cut it in half with a one layer would be 28 servings using Wilton sizing.

My recommended number of servings is for a 12" round two layer cake (4" high total). Customers who cut birthday cakes themselves tend to cut wedges significantly larger than the Wilton sizes.
post #30 of 33

Oops, my bad.  In your post #17 above I read single layer instead of tier as you have written.  Thanks for clarifying.

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