Big A Serving Question

Decorating By hsmomma Updated 10 Nov 2009 , 11:11pm by Sweet_Guys

hsmomma Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:13pm
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I am making 7 double layer sheet cakes (12x18 pan 4" deep when filled). How many servings do you come up with for that? I just want to make sure that I have enough for everyone attending the event. I'm thinking I've got it figured correctly but, I would love anybody else to tell me how many that serves. That way I KNOW that I am correct. This is a new client and I definitely want them to be pleased. Shorting them on cake would definitely not be in my best interest in order to keep their business.

Thanks so much.

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cib Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:22pm
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Near as I can tell, if you're pieces are the industry standard of 1x2x4 is 756.

Sweet_Guys Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:37pm
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Using the Wilton chart of 98 servings per 12"x18" pans 4" high that would be 98x7=686.


leah_s Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:39pm
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18 X 6 X 7 = 756

hsmomma Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:55pm
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Thank you all. They needed around 650 servings and I didn't want to cut it so close that they would run out of cake. So, looks like the amount of cake I am making will be plenty for 650.
I appreciate the back up. I would like to continue working for this client and definitely running out of cake would not be a good thing. And making way too much would mean next time they would just order less.
I certainly love the extra business as wedding season is coming to a close around here. I want them to be happy!

Mensch Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 5:43am
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Question: Are you going to charge them for the extra 100 servings of cake?

hsmomma Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:47pm
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No, I was trying to overestimate on purpose. It's a bit different from my weddings where somebody is in charge of cutting them the correct size (according to the cake cutting guide I leave for them). This is going to be a celebration where everyone cuts their own slice of cake. So, I definitely wanted them to be bigger in case it wasn't cut exact. kAnd the company paid me well enough already. Besides it's for the Veterans. Thanks everybody for your help!!

Sweet_Guys Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:11pm
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I stand corrected on the mathematical calculation....So, the question to ask now would be: How the heck did Wilton come up with 98 slices? 18X6=108, not 98.

Sorry, hsmomma....I was using the chart x 7.


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