Portion Size Question

Decorating By Sarah1986 Updated 14 Mar 2010 , 8:23pm by prterrell

Sarah1986 Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 2:01am
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Can someone please tell me how many guests a 12" square fruit cake will serve, if you say the portions are average, ive read 50-60 then other places ive read 140 so im very confused.

Thanks, Sarah

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JanH Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 2:48am
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Wilton provides two serving charts, wedding (1x2x4) and party (1-1/2x2x4) for the same size (2 or 3" deep) pans:


So it would make sense that the serving yields would vary, depending on which serving size portion you choose. icon_smile.gif

Additionally, in AU there are additional serving sizes which we don't use here in the U.S. - coffee and dessert.

An Australian dessert portion is roughly 2.5 x 5 x 9 cm high, while a coffee portion is half the size of a dessert portion (about the size of a petit four).

AU sites with more info:



Sarah1986 Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 9:05am
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Thanks for that, so what size personally would you do if someone said they need a fruit cake that serves 50-60?

prterrell Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:23pm
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It depends on how tall your cake is.

A 16" square x 2" tall cake will yield approx. 64 2"x2"x2" servings.
A 14" square x 3" tall cake will yield approx. 65 1.5"x2"x3" servings.
An 11" square x 4" tall cake will yield approx. 60 1"x2"x4" servings.


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