Need Help With 9X13 Serving Yield...

Decorating By armywife1 Updated 20 Oct 2007 , 7:07pm by armywife1

armywife1 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 1:07am
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If I make a 2-layer 9X13 sheet cake, how many servings will that yield? I need to make a sheet cake for a baby shower next weekend, and it needs to feed 20 people. I just want to make sure before I go out and buy a bigger pan. Thanks for your help!

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allycook Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 1:11am
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Go to the Wilton web site and there is a chart there. A 9 x 13 that is 3" yields 45 servings so you will be fine.

have_your_cake Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 1:04am
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according to the Wilton guide a 2 layer 9 x 13 will serve 45 - 50.

Jenni2383 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 1:04am
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I think so, Wilton would say more like 45 but their slices are sooooo small, I like more cake than that. I think their 1 layer 9x13 is listed as 24 servings.

superstar Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:17am
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Debbie, the 9X13 will be more than enough especially if it is 2 layers.

armywife1 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:20am
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Thanks for your help! I agree that the Wilton slices are extremely small!!! I'll just stick with the 2layer 9x13. If they cut the slices too big and do not get the 20 servings, then I guess that's on them.... right?!

jenncowin Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:18am
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We get 20 servings out of a 9x13, 1-layer. If you do a 2-layer, they say that the pieces are cut smaller since it's twice as high, so you could probably get 35-40. It just all depends what chart you are looking at. I would say that a 9x13 will be plenty for your gathering.

MommaLlama Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:20am
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It will be more than enough, I just had a party with a 2 layer 9x13 and it was more than plenty big for a crowd of 20.

kakeladi Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:31am
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For sheet cakes it is easy to figure servings: divide the long side by 2, then multiply by the short measurement. So a dbl layer 9x13 will yield 6 (1/2 of 13icon_smile.gif ) x8 or 48 servings.

Another way to figure it is each cake mix used yields 12-15 servings. A 9x13 pan needs 1 1/2 mixes so you can get 18-30 servings from it, depending on how big you cut the pieces.

Remember also, all cakes shrink some after baking so a 9x13 pan will give you a cake that is approx. 8x12 before icing.

For selling/pricing guides almost all of us follow the average of a serving being 2"x2"x2" (silgle layer) OR 1"x2"x4" dbl layer. Even if a round cake you still use these figures - treating *all* shapes as if it was a sq for cutting. The smallest end pieces are dbld up for one serving or discarded in the count.

MichelleM77 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 3:22am
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I made a 9x13 two layer (not torted, two full layers) and used a piece of waxed paper to figure out servings. I folded it and folded it in equal amounts and found that 32 was a good number. These would be good party servings and I'm sure you could get more out of that cake, but that was a good starting point for servings. I couldn't imagine cutting that into 20 servings. That would be a lot of cake per serving!

armywife1 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 7:07pm
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

For sheet cakes it is easy to figure servings: divide the long side by 2, then multiply by the short measurement. So a dbl layer 9x13 will yield 6 (1/2 of 13icon_smile.gif ) x8 or 48 servings.

Another way to figure it is each cake mix used yields 12-15 servings. A 9x13 pan needs 1 1/2 mixes so you can get 18-30 servings from it, depending on how big you cut the pieces.

Remember also, all cakes shrink some after baking so a 9x13 pan will give you a cake that is approx. 8x12 before icing.

For selling/pricing guides almost all of us follow the average of a serving being 2"x2"x2" (silgle layer) OR 1"x2"x4" dbl layer. Even if a round cake you still use these figures - treating *all* shapes as if it was a sq for cutting. The smallest end pieces are dbld up for one serving or discarded in the count.




Thanks to all for your help. Kakeladi, if I were to charge for this cake, what would you say the price should be. I know some prices here are $30 for a 9x13 sheet cake with just BC (and I believe that's one layer). If I added some fondant figures, how much should the price go up? TFYH

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