## Is This Even Possible????

By Honey_Cakes Updated 23 Oct 2008 , 11:48pm by kakeladi

Honey_Cakes Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 11:00pm
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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?

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kelleym Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 11:15pm
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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.

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 11:24pm
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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 . . .

TJCanadian Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 11:34pm
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Leahs...I love the way you explain it, my favorite math teacher was the same way, made me love it too

Honey_Cakes Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 11:37pm
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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.

kakeladi Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 11:48pm
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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.