Alphabet Cake Pan Serving Question

Decorating By cinjam Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 4:38pm by cinjam

cinjam Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 7:02pm
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I need to make a cake that spells out L I Z. I just purchased this pan:

I am trying to determine how many servings this will render. Does anyone have this pan that could tell me about how many servings each letter would give me?


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PinkZiab Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 7:11pm
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Cool pan! I think with something that custom you're going to have to figure the servings sizes yourself. because it's going to vary quite a bit from letter to letter. (a B will likely give quite a few more servings than an I).

Ont he plus side, I don't think it will be too hard to figure, because letters are pretty easy to serve up, just being slice along the way. If I were you, I would set the pan up for the letter, and get a linear measurement along each section of the letter (for instance the L will be 14" up one side, 2" wide, so if you cut that into 1" slices, that's 14 servings up the vertical of the L, and another 6 1" servings from the horizontal (starting from where it meets the vertical)

cinjam Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 7:42pm
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Thank for the advice! You know, now that you spelled it all out for me (no pun intended), I think I can draw it out on paper to get a good idea on servings even before I receive the pan.

Yeah, the pan looks cool! Hopefully it works!! I can't figure out in my head how a Z is going to work with all those diagonals! When I draw it out tonight I'll figure it out icon_smile.gif

Thanks again!

PinkZiab Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 8:50pm
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Even without going to all the trouble of drawing it out, each of the blocks is 2'x2", right? So that would make each block = 2 1"slices, so if you just count how many "blocks" each letter will include x2, there you go icon_smile.gif

Monkess Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 12:09pm
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Interesting pan....hmmmm

cinjam Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 4:38pm
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I'll let you know how it works out! I've been buying number pans as needed (I have 3, 5 & 6), but they are small (about 7-8" tall). This would work much better.

I am not much of a free-handed number or letter carver!!! This better work for me thumbs_up.gif

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