Serving Size Chart For Odd Number Cake Pans

Decorating By suzyq0204 Updated 21 May 2009 , 2:29pm by goodiegoddess

suzyq0204 Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:05pm
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Does anyone have a chart for the serving size and how much batter is required for odd size cake pans? I just purchased some 5, 7, 9, & 11 inch round pans and can not find this info. Everything I find seems to just cover the even number size rounds. I know for the batter part I can go by the fill pan 1/2 to 2/3 full but I still would like info on the serving size.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. icon_smile.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:15pm
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square
7~25
9~41
11~61
13~85
15~113

round
7~18
9~32
11~47
13~66
15~88
17~113

Formula--

For example to get servings for a 13" round

14" servings (77) minus 12" servings (56) divided by 2 and added to the 12" serving amount (56).

77 - 56 = 21 divided by 2 = 10 added to the 56 is 66 servings for a 13.

suzyq0204 Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:39pm
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Thank you K8Memphis. This really helps me out. I was wondering if you could take the "even" pans and average their servings to get the "odd" pan amount!!!!

-K8memphis Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:41pm
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Exactly. That's what I did and it's worked for me.

goodiegoddess Posted 21 May 2009 , 12:23pm
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I'm still new to this and I have to make a cake for 35ppl. So a 12' cake should be enough....... Is that right? Doesn't seem big enough.

-K8memphis Posted 21 May 2009 , 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by goodiegoddess

I'm still new to this and I have to make a cake for 35ppl. So a 12' cake should be enough....... Is that right? Doesn't seem big enough.




I only use the wedding cake chart.

A 10" is what I would offer the customer. I explain the size of the serving which is 1x2x4--I explain that one cake mix or recipe makes approximately 24 cupcakes--the cake they are buying from me is one cupcake size morphed into a 4 layer slice of cake. If they want to serve a larger serving, then they up the size of the cake to be an 11" or 12", then they can serve a larger portion and I get paid more.

1x2x4 is a nice sized serving--it's a traditional size--no, it's not family dessert size, it's $3 to $5 a serving size.

The greater issue is that if we give the larger servings, in some cases the host of the party will cut smaller servings anyhow and it breaks your heart.

Portion size thoughts for you.

goodiegoddess Posted 21 May 2009 , 12:48pm
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Would this still apply if I only do 1 filling? The cake total height is about 31/2'

-K8memphis Posted 21 May 2009 , 1:53pm
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Originally Posted by goodiegoddess

Would this still apply if I only do 1 filling? The cake total height is about 31/2'




It would be the same for me. I've seen people cut cakes much much smaller even than the 1x2x4 or smaller than the 2x2 for one layer cakes.

I would say the same servings down to 1x2x3 even. If it got shorter then I'd go to 2x2.

I've seen hostesses cut cake so thin you can see the print on the plate through the cake!! Then some hostesses hack into it and make two slices out of 5--hey it's their cake.

Cake servings are derived by cake's footprint and by the amount of batter being used. But it's each cakers choice how they wanna do it. That's how I do it.

goodiegoddess Posted 21 May 2009 , 2:29pm
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Thanks so much!! This was a huge help. I have a much better idea of serving amounts ( I have also been making HUGE cakes now that I look back lol)

Thanks again!

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