How Many Slices

Decorating By Eva2 Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 9:02pm by cakesdivine

Eva2 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:37am
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I made a 9 in cake, 4in high. I only got 18 slices out of it, is that about right or should I have gotten more?

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JanH Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:41am
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..moving to Cake Decorating. icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:58am
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Yes... a 9" cake should easily get 25-30 standard (1x2x4") slices. Wilton's wedding chart says 32 and the party chart says 24 I believe. You wouldn't cut it into wedges though... you'd have to cut it like a wedding cake. icon_smile.gif this is a great visual on how to cut a cake and get the proper servings. hth's! icon_biggrin.gif

jammjenks Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:02am
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round or square?

Eva2 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:11am
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It is round, but I guess I have been cutting it wrong, because I cut it into wedges.
If it were a 8in square how many would I get?

FromScratch Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:16am
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an 8" square is 30 wedding servings. icon_smile.gif

Eva2 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 10:03am
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How about an 8in square party cake?

JanH Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 11:25am
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Here's a link to all four of Wilton's cake preparation and servings charts for all pan sizes by shape:
(See: baking time and batter amounts.)


Mug-a-Bug Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:12pm
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I use this chart because I think it is closer to the realistic serving sizes.

JanH Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 7:09pm
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Mug-a-Bug, that link isn't working. But if you post a link to Earlene's cake serving charts (source for the above link) that will work. icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:53pm
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I find that Earlene's is way too big for weddings, but alot of people use her chart. Just make sureyou charge enough per serving to cover the cake. Bigger servings warrant bigger prices. According to Wilton an 8" square is 20 party servings.

cakesdivine Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:02pm
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The wilton 8" square will yield 32 servings cut at 1x2x4 (8 cubic inches of cake) to me a party size is 2x2x2 which is also 8 cubic inches of cake so no difference in size or amount of cake served.

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