Need Help With Sizes Please!

Decorating By beachcakes Updated 26 Apr 2008 , 7:09pm by beachcakes

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beachcakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 5:16pm
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Hi! I need your help! I have a cake due Sunday for a surprise 70th birthday for a friend of my mom. Originally it was for about 50 people - they were inviting 63. This is going to be at a restaurant.

I was going to bake tonite after work and do a 6-8-10, which would serve 60 according to wilton party chart. It's fish themed with a topper. I just got a call from her and they have confirmed 65.

So now I need help with sizes - I can't do a 6-9-12 b/c I don't have a 9" pan nor can i get one by this weekend. And I need to use rounds b/c the fondant fish are already made.

Help please! icon_smile.gif

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indydebi Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 12:59am
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since you figured party size, you can cut them just a sliver smaller and you should get 65.

A 6/8/10 wilton wedding sizes will serve 68.

And in my experience, I dont' care how many they have "confirmed", I'm betting they DON'T have 65 people show up.

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lutie Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:14am
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I noticed you had a 12 inch pan... why do you not cut a 9 inch cake from the 12 inch? Use a plate that is 9 inches; set it on top of the 12 inch cake and cut directly down and around the cake. You will have your 9 inch cake, plus a 3 inch strip to make into cake balls icon_lol.gif This will work, as I have done it many times when I needed a strange size for something.

In fact, it works better if you refrigerate it or freeze it. There will be less crumbling.

Hope that helps!

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beachcakes Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 7:09pm
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Thanks for the help! Debi, I thought about that - since it's dinner at a restaurant I might get away with wedding portions, but I won't be there and I'm not doing the cutting. The birthday boy has been sick so it's quite a milestone - the wife told me today that more unexpected family confirmed and it's up to 70!

Lutie, I was afraid to cut a larger cake into a 9" b/c it would be uneven or too crumby! LOL

I ended up baking a 12-8-6. Hopefully it won't look too bad. At least they'll have enough cake (i hope). icon_smile.gif

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