Measuring Cake Slices

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Evone Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:29pm
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Hi everyone,
I had a bride ask me to do her cake but she wanted to cut the main cake into 3 x 3 slices to give to her guests as they leave. How would I figure that out? Like how much cake would I need she is wanting square cake. How much cake should we make? Ahhhhh I have never ran across this before Can someone help???? Thanks gals and guys.

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jammjenks Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:32pm
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So, instead of the 1X2X4 standard slice, she is wanting 3X3X4 pieces?

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Evone Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:38pm
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yep that is what she says. Not sure how to do the math on that what do you think?

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jammjenks Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:41pm
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That would mean she'd get 4 pieces from a 6" square tier, 9 pieces from a 9" tier, 16 pieces from a 12" tier, etc.

How many pieces does she want?

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greengyrl26 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:44pm
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oddly, that's the exact size of a post-it note...but 4" high...wow, that's a big chunk of cake!

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_Jamie_ Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:46pm
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Oh barf. Cake overload!

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tiggy2 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:46pm
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She can serve them whatever size she wants but I would charge $x.xx per serving size of 1x2x4. She's going to need a lot of cake.

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TexasSugar Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:47pm
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Hope she has a big cake budget!

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dljc Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:48pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

She can serve them whatever size she wants but I would charge $x.xx per serving size of 1x2x4. She's going to need a lot of cake.




That's a lot of cake indeed.

1x2x4 = 8 cubic inches of cake
3x3x4 = 36 cubic inches of cake

36 divided by 8 = 4.5 so she would need 4.5 "servings" per guest.

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jammjenks Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:53pm
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She can serve them whatever size she wants but I would charge $x.xx per serving size of 1x2x4. She's going to need a lot of cake.




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rosiecast Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 9:46pm
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I remember they used to do that a lot in weddings. Give the guests a piece of cake as a favor. That's gonna be expensive.

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costumeczar Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 10:42pm
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I remember they used to do that a lot in weddings. Give the guests a piece of cake as a favor. That's gonna be expensive.




But not a piece that big! icon_lol.gif Is she thinking of a one-layer sheet cake? I'll bet she just has no idea of how big that piece would be.

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rosiecast Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 11:14pm
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Well, I just vaguely remember holding the favor box with cake in it, I don't remember how big they were. But yes, that's bigger than a mini cake. LOL

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Evone Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 11:39pm
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Sorry everyone,
I had customers so I almost forgot about this cake box drama.. lol
Now she has written back and decided on a flat box dimensions are
4 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 1/4 thick so a little less cake but not by much.

So what do you think we need enough cake for 120 ppl. we were thinking about a 6 - 8 - 12" square should feed 140 with normal slices not sure with the larger pieces. What do you all think? Thanks again for helpingicon_smile.gif

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costumeczar Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 12:38am
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That makes more sense, you'd be cutting pieces that were 1"x2"xheight of the cake, which would fit flat in that box with a little room all around. If you cut them that size and have 6-8-12 squares that would give you 122 servings.

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davespeg Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 3:58am
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Oh barf. Cake overload!




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