What Would You Recommend ...

Decorating By catin Updated 10 Sep 2008 , 8:25pm by Deb_

catin Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 5:03pm
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I just got a call from a friend of mine ...wanting me to make her a cake for the 20th of this month . She said she needs it to feed 25 ppl. Must be Black Forest Cake with a design that she sent me throw email. So what size cake would you recommend that i use?

I looked at all the serving charts that are out there and i'm a little confused ... Thats why i turned to yous to help out cause I know that yous will give me some input on this .


I was thinking that it would be 4" tall

Thank you all in advance .. i know I can be a pest somtimes LOL

Julie

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costumeczar Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 5:30pm
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I'd personally do a 9" round and tell her to cut the pieces 1"x2", which will give you somewhere around 25 or a little more. Just tell her not to let some guy cut it, or they'll get 5 servings out of the whole thing. icon_lol.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 5:58pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Just tell her not to let some guy cut it, or they'll get 5 servings out of the whole thing. icon_lol.gif




Ain't that the truth! My brother-in-law insists that pies were meant to be cut into fourths...no smaller.

kakeladi Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 7:57pm
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If you bake from mixes it will take 1 & 1/2 to serve 25.....some size options are: 10"x2" sq; an 8"x4" round; a 9x13x2 sheet or a 12"x2" round.

Deb_ Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 8:25pm
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O.k. I've got the Wilton chart in front of me and here's what they recommend. Party size

For a 2 inch high pan (2-layer, 4 inch high cake)

8" round serves 12
9" round serves 22
10" round serves 24
12" round serves 30

9 x 13 sheet serves 28

10" square serves 24
12" square serves 40

These are based on party sized portions of 1 1/2 x 2"

In my opinion the 9 x 13 will be easiest for the novice to cut if you're worried about them not cutting it correctly. Just include cutting instructions when they pick it up.

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