What Do You Think???

Decorating By Cupcakeluv24 Updated 12 Aug 2009 , 2:54pm by jlynnw

Cupcakeluv24 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:35am
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Hello a question for you all I know this should be a simple question to answer but I am freaking out a little bit.. about how will a 13x9x4 feed?

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SugarFrosted Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:43am
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9x13x2 will serve 24 (2x2x2) servings
a 2 layer (9x13x4) will serve 48 (1x2x4)

JenniferMI Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:01am
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I say 15-20.

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Doug Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:13am
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1 to 192

1 -- biggest linebacker on the football team

192 -- ladies who only want "just one bite, I'm on a diet"

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actual answer is SugarFrosted's

JenniferMI Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:14am
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lol
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xstitcher Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:19am
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Here's Wilton Wedding Serving Guide (1X2XH) where H can be anywhere from (3"-6" in height).

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

According to it a 9X13 sheet cake 4" high will serve 50.


Here's the link for the Party Serving Guide:

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Cupcakeluv24 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:00pm
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Doug you crack me up! Thanks everyone, I was stressing out about life last night and I was just having a cake moment ( couldn't answer a single question about it) good thing its for a friend.lol. icon_smile.gif

Gingoodies Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:59pm
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I'm sorry... I know what all the charts say! But, I have NEVER in my life gotten 48 servings out of a 9x13 cake. Maybe they do at a restaurant/banquet place, but in a home situation, I don't think so. I've finally said it.. so shoot me. icon_surprised.gificon_cool.giftapedshut.gif

Doug Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gingoodies

I'm sorry... I know what all the charts say! But, I have NEVER in my life gotten 48 servings out of a 9x13 cake. Maybe they do at a restaurant/banquet place, but in a home situation, I don't think so. I've finally said it.. so shoot me. icon_surprised.gificon_cool.giftapedshut.gif




she's doing a DOUBLE layer 9x13 -- a 4 in tall one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupcakeluv24

about how will a 13x9x4 feed?





you are right -- a single layer will only give 24 servings.

a double layer would yield 48

cutthecake Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:24pm
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Not in my universe. I LOVE cake.

Gingoodies Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:25pm
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Yes Doug, I realize that it is a two-layer 4" high cake. I did not say that I think it will only serve 24. But I still have never gotten 48 pieces out of this size cake. In a home setting, cutting is subjective. I had 2 aunts who could take the same size cake and feed totally different amounts of people from that cake. Just my personal experience.

Doug Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gingoodies

Yes Doug, I realize that it is a two-layer 4" high cake. I did not say that I think it will only serve 24. But I still have never gotten 48 pieces out of this size cake. In a home setting, cutting is subjective. I had 2 aunts who could take the same size cake and feed totally different amounts of people from that cake. Just my personal experience.




oh, I understand, been there, "indulged" that

this gets back to "how do you sell a cake?"

have to set a standard portion size (just like at any food establishment)

the standard is the 1x2x4 slice.

so that's how servings are determined, quoted, and sold.

if someone want's to cut bigger or smaller so be it, but what I would tell them is the standard size and the standard serving amount.

just because McD's small french fries is not enough for me, doesn't mean they change the size -- no, I buy more french fries (super size that please!)

Gingoodies Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:36pm
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Doug, I agree with what you are saying about pricing. I usually ask how many people are you serving? and will "up-sale" the size of the cake if necessary. (I don't like to hear "there was not enough cake") The OP stated it was for a friend and did not mention anything about pricing. I guess I am just in a feisty mood today!

Doug Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:38pm
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me too -- back to school is looming icon_cry.gif --- I don't wanna!!!!

Gingoodies Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:42pm
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icon_cry.gif "Poor baby"

I am on vacation this week and enjoying browsing CC every morning istead of running out the door. icon_lol.gif

jlynnw Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:54pm
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gotta love it all.

We did sell the cakes by the serving size and it did not seem to matter, people just don't know a standard size. You show them the piece of cake and they either think it is too small or too big. I think Doug needs to be cloned to go out with the cakes to serve. With his witty remarks, nobody would ever complain about the cakes and always come back for more as long as he was there to serve. icon_lol.gif

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