Will This Be Enough Cake For 20 People?

Decorating By greyhoundlover Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 7:44pm by prterrell

greyhoundlover Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:01pm
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Hello

I have a cake to do for this weekend. There will be 20 people at the party. I was going to do the wonder mold and a 20" round. Will this be enough? it's for a 3 year old's bday party.

thanks
sheri

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mireillea Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:28pm
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??????? 20" round for 20 people? My goodness, you can feed an entire orphanage with that! 8 inch and wondermold will be more than sufficient.

leah_s Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:30pm
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You're pulling our leg, right?

A 20" round even if it's only one layer tall (2") would feed something like 70.

I haven't even made a 20" round, but a full size (4" tall) 18" round serves 127.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:35pm
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Wow! That will be WAY more than enough cake for 20 people. I use this as my serving guide, it is bigger serving sizes than most people use.

http://www.baking911.com/cakes/numberofservings_guide.htm

greyhoundlover Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:42pm
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oops! I mean a 12" round....oh geez...i am sorry!

sadsmile Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:54pm
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I got 36 nice pieces from just the 10" round(two layer) on the last cake I made.

metria Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:55pm
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mug-a-bug, could you repost that link? the forum code stripped it out. i have been looking for another cake serving chart guide instead of wilton's.

leah_s Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:22pm
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Why? Wilton's is perfect!!

::waiting for the sound of people hitting the floor, since I used the words, 'perfect' and 'Wilton' in the same sentence.::

kikibakes Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:25pm
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way more than enough! icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:36pm
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I used the wonder mold plus a single (2" tall) 9" round underneath and considered it 30 servings and the customer said they fed 25 and had a LOT left over!

sadsmile Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:57pm
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Haha leah_s! But I agree that it's a good size piece of cake. Any more and they will more then likely not finish it. Too much of a good thing isn't a good thing. less is more... When you have a little of something and like it you want more(want not need) and are bound to savor every bite and talk it up.
Where as when you serve big pieces those last few bites tend to get way to sweet and lead to people saying something unkind about the cake- like it's just too sweet I can't bare another bite.


Though I have seen some discrepancy on serving sizes in the Wilton charts with the small round sizes.

Their cutting guide suggests 40 peices of cake from a 10" and their baking serving guide suggest 38 pieces from a 10" so things are always going to have some give and take.

prterrell Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 7:44pm
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Originally Posted by greyhoundlover

oops! I mean a 12" round....oh geez...i am sorry!




12" round (4" high) = 55 1"x2"x4" servings

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