How Much Cake For 40

Decorating By summersusu Updated 3 Mar 2010 , 4:59pm by KHalstead

summersusu Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 1:25pm
post #1 of 7

I have a request for a cake for about 40 people. Do you thing a 10 inch square 2 layer cake with a 8 inch round 2 layer on top with a 6 inch ball on top will be enough?

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sambugjoebear Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 2:20pm
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That will give you approximately 84 servings, so yes, you will have more than enough! icon_smile.gif

Just the 10" square will give you 50 servings.

If you want a tiered look, the 6" and 8" rounds will give you 36 servings. Or you can do a 10" round for 38 servings.

Hope that helps icon_smile.gif

Here's a servings guideline that a fellow CC member made. Hope it helps!

summersusu Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 3:47pm
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Thanks, sorry about the misspelled....suppose to be think not thing.
I was going to do a tuxedo cake with a ball and chain on top for a grooms cake....thanks

KHalstead Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 4:00pm
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an 8" square and 6" round will give you 40 servings

leah_s Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 4:03pm
post #5 of 7 has the servings chart. It's the one you want to use.

tinygoose Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 4:06pm
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I'm doing a 10" square this weekend for 38 people, it's suppose to serve 50. Why is it that a 10" square and a 10" round use the same amount of batter but the serving count is so much higher with the square? Is there that much that they allow/discard for for cutting the round?

KHalstead Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 4:59pm
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I use much more batter for a square cake than I do a round cake

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