What Size Should I Use For A Sandal Cake?

Decorating By THESUGARCOW Updated 15 Aug 2008 , 10:27pm by THESUGARCOW

THESUGARCOW Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 1:44am
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Can somedody help with the size of a sandal cake ?
It is for a church..for 75 people
she said it dont have to be a big size serving icon_confused.gif

Im already offering my time free for facepainting
so I dont think I want to do a free cake either icon_confused.gif
but I like the sandals ,she wants a beach theme
I was thinking doing a sandal o sandals somehow add a pool ball those with colors?
but dont really have to much idea about servings with cakes of that kind
Anybody would help me
Specially today I feel so down icon_cry.gif
and need to give her a answer tomorow
please!!! icon_redface.gif

6 replies
bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 1:54am
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Sandals as in flip flops? You can make those out of two rectangular cakes -- maybe two 9 x 13 or two 11 x 15 -- all carved. Depends on how many you want to feed. Hope that helps give you a starting point...

SueBuddy Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 1:55am
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what about doing a sheet cake then put smaller sandals or one sandal on top and then decorated the sheet in a beach theme? This might be easier and save you the time of carving and building sandals out of enough cake to have enough servings. If you did an 11X21 (approx) sheet and then cut a 13X9 in half for each sandal. If you haven't already, check the galleries here for beach cakes maybe you can find a cute idea that would be easy and not so time consuming. Hope this helps a little

jibbies Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 1:57am
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A 12x18 will serve 54 if you carve out to make the shape of sandals it will probably put you down to 40 servings. If you do two of them tthat will be 80 servings and the round ball pan does 12 servings so that would be 102 servings. I would charge $95.00. $35.00 for each of the sandals and $25.00 for the ball cake.


mgdsue02 Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 2:05am
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An 11x15 2 layer cake should serve about 60 (or more if small slices)...you could bake 2 11x15 and use one for each sandal. Just a suggestion. icon_smile.gif

THESUGARCOW Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 3:47am
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thanks everybody!
no wonder i couldnt find anything with sandals icon_confused.gif
it is flip flops! icon_wink.gif
yeah I just finish reading everything I found about flip flops
and I also made a template using a 12x12"
the size of the sandals will be 12" long and the widest on top is 6"
and the widest on the bottom is 5"
I tried to use as much cake posible
the servings I came up are 22 per sandal
that is 2 inch long or a litle more, 1 inch wide
that will be a 3inch high cake not a bad size
I cant image a smaller size than that? icon_confused.gif
so that makes 44 servings I am short with 31! icon_cry.gif
the ball? you guys say 12? lets say 10 it is round you know?
I think this way gives me a lot of headaches
I think is time to look for another option icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
I think I will think about a 11x15? that is like 75 servings right?
and flip flops on top like this one?

THESUGARCOW Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 10:27pm
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Thank U! all
I end up doing a bag for the extra servings
I didnt know how it was going to be ? icon_confused.gif
but I just did so many ways I end up with this one
I was exausted icon_eek.gif
everything it is mmf thanks again!

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