Question On Cake Size

Decorating By pmarks0 Updated 7 Jun 2010 , 11:50pm by CWR41

pmarks0 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 10:02pm
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I'm making a 9x13 cake for an 11 yr old's birthday party on Friday and I'm not sure if I should just make a single 2" layer and tort it or I should make two 2" layers. I'm going to be icing and filling it with vanilla buttercream (they didn't want a different filling) with a FBCT of the Hogwarts crest on it. What would you do?

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leily Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 10:11pm
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depends, how many servings do you need? Making two 2" layers is going to give them double the servings.

FleurDeCake Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 10:20pm
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I would go with the single 2" layer and torte it for a 2 layer cake . I did a 4 layer 9x13 and it was huge .. way too much cake for the occasion. if you do the math I think you will find that you should be able to get about 24
2x2 servings. HTH

CWR41 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 5:31am
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Yes, you need to find out how many servings are required.

No, you can't just slice a 2" tall one-layer cake in half lengthwise and call it a two-layer cake. A layer cake is typically 4" tall regardless of how many times you cut it or how many layers of filling you use.

pmarks0 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 10:26pm
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I was told only 15 people. I'm guessing a mix of adults and kids. My thought is a 2" layer and torte it. It really would be a huge cake otherwise....

I'll see how it goes. Thanks everyone!

CWR41 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:50pm
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Okay... your 9x13 quarter sheet will definitely serve the 15 people expected. Have fun!

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