Is It Truely Accurate?

Decorating By oohrahwifey04 Updated 1 Oct 2009 , 2:01am by costumeczar

oohrahwifey04 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 6:08pm
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I was just looking at the wilton cake serving chart. Will an 8" double layer square cake really provide enough for 32? I need something to feed 16 and was thinking the 8" would be too small. Any suggestions?

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Texas_Rose Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 6:10pm
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You can cut 32 1x2x4(height) slices out of an 8" square cake. That's the standard serving size...if you're going to cut 16 slices then you could cut them 2x2x4 which is a pretty big chunk of cake.

indydebi Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 6:14pm
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Yes.

A standard piece of cake is 1x2x4. Your cake is 4" tall. Cut a strip of cake 2" wide. Then cut that strip into 1" pieces. So on an 8" cake, you'd cut 4 rows (8" side cut in 2" strips = 4 strips) by 8 columns (8" side cut in 1" pieces = 8 columns)= 32 pieces.

No, one inch is NOT paper-thin, like most people think. It's about the size of a peanut butter sandwich. Not to be confused with the big 'ole honkin' piece of cake we tend to eat in front of the TV at night, in the dark, all alone, when all the calories are gone! icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif

Here's a picturial on how to cut cakes. Same method for round or square cakes: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 6:42pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Yes.

A standard piece of cake is 1x2x4. Your cake is 4" tall. Cut a strip of cake 2" wide. Then cut that strip into 1" pieces. So on an 8" cake, you'd cut 4 rows (8" side cut in 2" strips = 4 strips) by 8 columns (8" side cut in 1" pieces = 8 columns)= 32 pieces.

No, one inch is NOT paper-thin, like most people think. It's about the size of a peanut butter sandwich. Not to be confused with the big 'ole honkin' piece of cake we tend to eat in front of the TV at night, in the dark, all alone, when all the calories are gone! icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif

Here's a picturial on how to cut cakes. Same method for round or square cakes: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html




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__Jamie__ Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 6:43pm
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Yes.

oohrahwifey04 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 7:29pm
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okay makes sense. thanks everyone!

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 12:10am
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Yes.




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__Jamie__ Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 12:45am
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icon_biggrin.gif Really! I cut and served from a 10" just this past weekend at my tasting event. As usual, at least one hefty forkful left behind from each taster. Men, women, (one laaaaaarge dude even)...makes no difference.

costumeczar Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:01am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Not to be confused with the big 'ole honkin' piece of cake we tend to eat in front of the TV at night, in the dark, all alone, when all the calories are gone! icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif




But if you cut the cake, don't the calories all spill out and leave it empty of any fattening residue?

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