No Clue.

Decorating By Melissa2000 Updated 9 Jul 2009 , 4:17pm by Melissa2000

Melissa2000 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:27pm
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I rented a tombstone pam that as over the hill on it... The lady I'm making the cake for needs it to feed 25 people.. Is this cake going to feed that many people.. The paper work wasn't with cake.. I never made one like this before.

Thanks

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Doug Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:37pm
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is it a one mix or two mix pan?

one mix = 9x13 which is 24 party servings, each 2x2 with some left over (1in strip from each side) so it would just make it -- but then that's if "jethro" isn't there and eating half the cake as one serving!

Melissa2000 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:42pm
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I actually used a 2 layer cake mix, but then swirled brownie mix on top.. That's what they ask for.

Doug Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:44pm
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so ONE box of cake mix (which makes 2 - 9" layers or one 9x13) -- and brownies mix

(ok...and just how far is it to this party? I'll bring my own fork!)

that should cover it -- if sensible size pieces (2x2) are served.

Melissa2000 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:46pm
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Thanks

LillyLou Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:49pm
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Is cake all that is going to be served? If so, you may want to have some backup. If there's other food, that should do it. I'm going off something I read.

Melissa2000 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:58pm
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She is just running it up to her hubbys work it's his 40th birthday.. Not like a party.. Do you think I need to set it on top of another bigger cake??

Melissa2000 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:09am
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do you guys think I need to set it on top of another cake are do you think this is big enough???

jmchao Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:45am
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Are his co-workers mostly men or women? Women tend to take "just a small piece...a sliver...please" while men will take half the cake! If you have the time and materials, it wouldn't hurt to put it on a sheet cake. Or, make another one and make a double-layer tomb cake?

Good luck!

jmchao Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:46am
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Are his co-workers mostly men or women? Women tend to take "just a small piece...a sliver...please" while men will take half the cake! If you have the time and materials, it wouldn't hurt to put it on a sheet cake. Or, make another one and make a double-layer tomb cake?

Good luck!

7yyrt Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 4:48am
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It's big enough for normal size pieces.

Melissa2000 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:34pm
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Thanks. They are men.... May be I should put it on another cake.. 1/2 sheet cake.

Doug Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:36pm
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if hubby is handy with tools and doing simple wood working....

take 1/2in plywood for base 1/2 sheet cake.
add bent "L" brackets to support a 1/4in plywood piece at one end on slant that is about 60 degrees from horizontal (up off the table)

put tombstone cake on slanted board and then the 1/2 sheet at base of it.

mound a whole bunch of crushed oreo cookies on the base cake to make it look like fresh dug dirt.

tombstone reads: Rest in Pieces! -- here lies your youth!

in the pic below -- the side view on the right...
the dark black lines are the metal "L" brackets.
one of the cakes (i'd do the sheet) will have to be cut a bit of fit them together.

Of course if the cake is chocolate, the the cut parts can be mixed in with the oreos as part of the "dirt".....

Hmmmm...some gummy worms too? a fondant skeleton hand?
LL

7yyrt Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 3:59pm
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Be sure to charge for the extra cake.
Just because someone wants to serve 6 inch hunks, doesn't mean an 6 inch hunk is the same price as a 2 inch slice!

Melissa2000 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 4:17pm
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THANKS GUYS!!!!

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