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.
Near as I can tell, if you're pieces are the industry standard of 1x2x4 is 756.
Using the Wilton chart of 98 servings per 12"x18" pans 4" high that would be 98x7=686.
18 X 6 X 7 = 756
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!
Question: Are you going to charge them for the extra 100 servings of cake?
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!!
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.