froglover Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:27pm
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O.K. we were under the impression that industry standards are
party servings: 1 1/2 x 2
wedding serving: 1x2
So we decidee we are down in the south and the party serving seem a little small so now our party serving are 2x2 which puts sheet cakes at the following servings
9x13 29 servings
11x15 41 servings
12x16 54 servings
16x24 96 servings
However there is someone in town that is .25 cheaper per serving for party cakes but claims the following
1/4 sheet feeds 15
1/2 sheet feeds 25 to 30
3/4 sheets feeds 40-45
sheet feeds up to 65

What size servings is this person going by?
What size is your servings and what do you consider the above sizes to serve. Are we wrong?

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__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:44pm
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I go by the industry standard, catering outfit preferred, server preferred Wilton chart. The wedding one. If you feel like they are too small, then do what you feel like you need to.

leah_s Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:48pm
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Wilton wedding for everything. Otherwise you're giving away free cake.

froglover Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:50pm
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Well I've heard Wilton servings are incorrect. Does anyone have proof of that?

leah_s Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:52pm
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Earlene claims they are too small. Every caterer I've ever met cuts by the Wilton chart. I can certainly get their numbers, although I do the straight cut not the circle cut method. 1 X 2 X height is plenty of cake.

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:52pm
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Earlene claims to.

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:54pm
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Leahs, are you talking about Debi's method, or is there another one?

costumeczar Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 7:12pm
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It also looks like the person in your town is referring to the wrong sized pans. A quarter sheet is the 9X13, but a lot of people call that the half sheet. It looks like that might be what's going on, which would give them the serving counts that they're getting.

leah_s Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 8:08pm
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I was doin' the straight cut before I met Debi. Debi was doin' the straight cut before she met me.

Yes, it's the Debi straight cut method. icon_smile.gif

prterrell Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 8:23pm

Serving size is 1"x2"x4". Doesn't matter what the occasion the cake is for. My rectangular cakes are 4" tall (two layers with filling) just like all the other shapes. If someone wants to serve larger pieces, then they need to order more cake. I also don't mess with the "sheet" terminology as most cake muggles don't understand it anyway.

indydebi Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 8:29pm

What leahs said .... wilton wedding chart or you're giving away money. Unless you charge $3.00 for wedding servings and $4.50 for party servings, but even that becomes semantics because the cost of the cake comes out the same. I tell them "An 11x15 serves 25-35 depending on how you cut it. The price is $xx.xx". And my price is based on 35 servings.

here's pics of the 1x2x4 cake slice. EVERY wedding I go to, I have people request smaller pieces. These are perfect for a child's birthday party because remember, you're feeding children. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785

bottom line is the $bottom line: They can cut the dang thing in half and pass out two forks for all I care, but they are paying for the number of servings it's designed for.

cakesweetiecake Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi



bottom line is the $bottom line: They can cut the dang thing in half and pass out two forks for all I care, but they are paying for the number of servings it's designed for.




LOL!! Hilarious!! icon_lol.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I was doin' the straight cut before I met Debi. Debi was doin' the straight cut before she met me.

Yes, it's the Debi straight cut method. icon_smile.gif





icon_lol.gif Love it. Ya know, I'm just too chicken sh** to try this. To me, the circle thing seems easier. But I don't doubt you when you say this is better. I think getting the corner pieces that are cut at an angle scare me. Somehow, they don't look like the same amount of cake as the uniform 1" pieces. But I do get that they are "fatter" making up the amount I guess.....I just have a hard time convincing my eyes. icon_rolleyes.gif

froglover Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 9:58pm

O.K. anyone got a chart or something showing the straight cutting method? I don't guess I've seen any cutting chart besides wilton. thanks ladies

leah_s Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:10pm

Its on my other computer. Shoot me an email and I'll hit you by reply. Info@thegalleryhouse.com

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:16pm

Well, here's Debi's in the meantime: http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html

HamSquad Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:19pm

Thanks guys for clearing this issue up for me. The past few cakes I've done, I'm getting complaints that the 2"x1" slice is just a "taste" as if they should be getting a bigger slice of cake to eat at the event and some to take home(LOL). Now I will simply state "Bigger servings, order more cake. You'll still be charged for the 2" x 1" servings, how much additional cake will you need?
Appreciate You Guys!
Hammy

CakesUnleashed Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:19pm

http://www.cakesunleashed.biz/caketastingflavors.htm


Scroll down the page to see my cake serving chart

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by HamSquad

Thanks guys for clearing this issue up for me. The past few cakes I've done, I'm getting complaints that the 2"x1" slice is just a "taste" as if they should be getting a bigger slice of cake to eat at the event




2x1x__?

2x1x4?

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:26pm
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Originally Posted by CakesUnleashed

http://www.cakesunleashed.biz/caketastingflavors.htm


Scroll down the page to see my cake serving chart




Your website is adorable! thumbs_up.gif

CakesUnleashed Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:31pm
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Originally Posted by CakesUnleashed

http://www.cakesunleashed.biz/caketastingflavors.htm


Scroll down the page to see my cake serving chart



Your website is adorable! thumbs_up.gif






Thanks, Girlie!!!!! I appreciate the sentiment!

HamSquad Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:34pm

They are 2" x 1" x 4", they have been 2 layered cakes. Most of the cakes that I'm asked to prepare are 2 layered. Each layer are 1 1/2 to 2", mainly 2". I made a 3 layered cake - Tropical Themed cake and some older lady pushed DH to the side to cut a larger slice. I was insulted at the event and slightly flattered. My DH now, not thrilled with serving cake anymore.
Hammy

indydebi Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:55pm
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Originally Posted by HamSquad

Thanks guys for clearing this issue up for me. The past few cakes I've done, I'm getting complaints that the 2"x1" slice is just a "taste" as if they should be getting a bigger slice of cake to eat at the event and some to take home(LOL). Now I will simply state "Bigger servings, order more cake. You'll still be charged for the 2" x 1" servings, how much additional cake will you need?
Appreciate You Guys!
Hammy




Big Sigh! Does anyone else want to share my KFC Story? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Ok..... KFC determines that a 16 pc bucket serves 8 people. That's 2 pcs per person. I know a lot of people who claim that's "just a taste". Tuff sh*t. If you eat like Jethro Bodine, then you need to buy more chicken, uh I mean cake.

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 11:00pm
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Originally Posted by HamSquad

Thanks guys for clearing this issue up for me. The past few cakes I've done, I'm getting complaints that the 2"x1" slice is just a "taste" as if they should be getting a bigger slice of cake to eat at the event and some to take home(LOL). Now I will simply state "Bigger servings, order more cake. You'll still be charged for the 2" x 1" servings, how much additional cake will you need?
Appreciate You Guys!
Hammy




You got it! They need to order more cake then.

CakesUnleashed Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by HamSquad

Thanks guys for clearing this issue up for me. The past few cakes I've done, I'm getting complaints that the 2"x1" slice is just a "taste" as if they should be getting a bigger slice of cake to eat at the event and some to take home(LOL). Now I will simply state "Bigger servings, order more cake. You'll still be charged for the 2" x 1" servings, how much additional cake will you need?
Appreciate You Guys!
Hammy



Big Sigh! Does anyone else want to share my KFC Story? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Ok..... KFC determines that a 16 pc bucket serves 8 people. That's 2 pcs per person. I know a lot of people who claim that's "just a taste". Tuff sh*t. If you eat like Jethro Bodine, then you need to buy more chicken, uh I mean cake.




OMG!! That's hilarious!!!! Thanks for sharing! I think I may have to use that sometime! You made my day!

froglover Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 11:09pm

leah s
I tried to e-mail u but it didn't work my e-mail is www.jasonloveschasity@yahoo.com

I'll try to pm you Thanks

LaBellaFlor Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 11:22pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I was doin' the straight cut before I met Debi. Debi was doin' the straight cut before she met me.

Yes, it's the Debi straight cut method. icon_smile.gif




Too funny! icon_smile.gif I wonder who did start that, cause my cake lady has been cutting that way for a long time as well. That's where I got it from. And as far as the corners go, they just seem to line up easily when staright cut.

HamSquad Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 11:28pm

Thanks Indydebi, I needed that, too funny! Had to drop my teen daughter at school for a play practice. I was feeling bummed out for awhile here! I FEEL BETTER!
Thank You,
Hammy

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