I have been asked to do a number one cake for 80 people. Is this even possible and how big would it have to be? Would I have to do a few layers to get it bigger enough for 80 people to havea slice. How do you price these kind of cakes?
It would have to be a pretty freaking huge 1 to feed 80. If it were me, I'd do a '1' on top of a two-layer 11x15 (70 servings). Price the cake per serving, so 80 times whatever your rate is.
Well, let's have a little fun with math.
If the base of the "1" is 9 inches one dimension and 4 inches wide, using standard party servings (1.5" X 2" X 4" tall) you'd get 12 servings.
Let's assume the same dimensions for the "hook part at the top of the "1".
That leaves 80 - 24 = 56 servings for the "body" of the "1".
At 4 inches wide, the body would have to be 42 inches long.
That's a big cake. 4" tall all over. Doable, yes . . .
Leahs...I love the way you explain it, my favorite math teacher was the same way, made me love it too
Thanks so much for the replys. So how many people at the most could a number one cake feed? If its a cake for 80 should I just say that its not doable with that kind of cake and suggest another one. Sorry for all the questions but I ususally do cupcakes and have been asked lately to do cakes and I have no idea.
A 12x18x4 sheet cake will give you 108 servings each 1x2x4. Add a shaped #1 for about another 15.
The 11x15x4 will give you 70 1x2x4 servings then the 15 from a shaped 1.
Cut yourself a 1x2x4 piece of wood or styro and a 2x2x2 piece. You will find they are *exactly* the same amount of cake This is the industry standard serving size and what you should base your pricing on.