schwammrs Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 4:15pm
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I've been coming across some "sample serving size pieces" here on CC, some made from wood (like MikeRowsHunny's fabulous ones here: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=88648), some made from styrofoam, etc.

And I've been reading people's comments of "Oh, I wish I could make some like that...." but they don't have the supplies/talent/know-how, etc.

I don't have a cake business, but I think it's a really cool idea.

And I haven't been on CC very long, but I've already learned so much. So I wanted to offer something in return. While I still lack a lot of cake knowledge, I do know my way around graphics software, so this is what I came up with:

Cake Serving Size Samples that you can print, cut out, fold and tape or glue. And if you do consultation away from your home, you can make them so they store flat...

Before you download, please know:

  • *I have only test-assembled the 2x1.5x4 size. But I assume the others will all work the same way. If I did something screwy on the others, please let me know.

    *I didn't print mine after I made the pdf, so if there's something screwy (lines too dark or light, some areas left blank), please let me know.

    *I didn't know how much detail to put in the directions. I don't want to insult peoples' intelligences but I'm also quite comfortable making things out of paper and others might not be. So if I should change any of the wording, please let me know.

    *If there's anything else you think I should change, add, remove, etc, please let me know. icon_smile.gif



The pdf can be downloaded from my mediafire files here: http://www.mediafire.com/?8a4iwqv2jba7tqc That will also be the most current version...

OK, now I'm off to read more forum posts... icon_lol.gif

EDITED TO ADD: photos of my sample piece were too large to add here as attachments, so I've uploaded them to the templates gallery. CLick here if you want to see what one looks like on a dessert plate: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1750442

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sillywabbitz Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 4:39pm
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Very coolicon_smile.gif thanks for doing this. I think it would also help people who have to cut the cake as well.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 4:51pm
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oh I love it!! Thank you!

poohsmomma Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:10pm
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Very neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

SHADDI Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:17pm
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Thank you so much that is so cool looking.
I'm going to print them out right now and put them together.
I'll let you know how they come out.

ArtsyLady Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:27pm
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Thank you so much for doing this! It's a great idea and a really helpful tool. I don't know if it's because I am on a mac and my programs are a little different, but the "cake" part is offset to the black lines when I downloaded it. It comes slightly outside the lines on the right and bottom sides. Otherwise it's perfect. Thanks again!

all4cake Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 5:41pm
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Thanks for creating those and sharing with us!

PattyT Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 6:06pm
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I just downloaded and looked at the pdf. Can't wait to print out and try it.
You did a wonderful job. Thank you very much - it was very generous of you.

Jaimelt76 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 6:20pm
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They were great. I just printed them out on regular paper and they worked wonderfully. Thank you.

SHADDI Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 6:27pm

okay I just finished putting them together and they are just awesome. I love it. I did print them out on reg. printer paper and it worked out fine for me. they look so much like real cake once you have them just laying on the table.

ArtsyLady
when i printed mine out it came out like that. but once I cut them out they looked great it's done on purpose I believe cause it's the bottom part of the cake . It gives the space for the layer of the icing that it needs if you were to turn the cake upside down.

schwammrs, You did a wonderful job

Thank you so much

Katiebelle74 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 6:41pm

Very helpful thank you!

HobbyCaker Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 6:42pm

Cool! Thank you so much for sharing these. It's like playing paperdolls with cake slices.

Edited to add: Just put mine together, printed on regular paper and they turned out great. Thank you again!
LL

quietude Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 6:52pm

Great idea, thanks for creating and sharing this with us!!!

Apti Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 7:03pm

I just printed a paper set and now I get to go play and put them together. How fun!

Doug Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 7:46pm

YDG! RG!

Thanks!

now to hoodwink you into doing templates too! LOL

SharonK1973 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 7:50pm

Oh wow! Thanks! I just save a copy and will print and put one together later. Thanks! Its very much appreciated!

nana_marta Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 7:55pm

oh my goodness! You may not think you have caking talent at this point, but the talent you do have is so needed here on CC!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!and more!!!!!!!!!'s

cutthecake Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm

Great templates! I just want the BIG piece of cake.

cs_confections Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 8:40pm

These are great! I've wanted hubby to make the blocks for sooo long, but it turns out I didn't marry someone who can build things! icon_lol.gif Anyway, thank you so much for creating these and sharing them with us!!

dawncr Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 9:01pm

Brilliant idea. You're generous to share with everyone.

How fabulous are you?

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schwammrs Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 9:48pm

You guys are so nice. And it's so fun for me to hear you've already printed them out and even see your finished pieces (like HobbyCaker's). Yay!

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Originally Posted by ArtsyLady

...the "cake" part is offset to the black lines when I downloaded it. It comes slightly outside the lines on the right and bottom sides.




Yup, Artsy, like Shaddi said, I did that on purpose, so there would be "frosting" showing on the bottom too. The reason it spills over past the black lines is just laziness on my part, didn't want to go to the trouble of lining it up exactly since I knew it would just get cut off. But thanks so much for offering comments about how it printed like I asked for! thumbs_up.gif

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Originally Posted by Doug

YDG! RG!




IDKWTSFBITIAAC.*

*I Don't Know What That Stands For But I'll Take It As A Compliment.

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Originally Posted by Doug

now to hoodwink you into doing templates too! LOL




If I tell me what "templates" are/do/look like, you might not even have to hoodwink me...

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Originally Posted by cutthecake

Great templates! I just want the BIG piece of cake.




Yeah, I had to move my piece off the counter because a) my 3-year-old wanted to eat it and became quite confused when she couldn't and b) it makes me want to bake a yellow cake and cover it with white frosting and eat it. All. (Maybe share a bit with the 3-year-old and her sisters and their dad...)


Anyway, thanks again for the kind comments. icon_biggrin.gif I'll see what else I can come up with when I need a break from planning out the 4-tier wedding cake I'm making for my brother in August, and sewing 160 yards worth of hems on organza table runners, also for the wedding. icon_wink.gif (or maybe icon_cry.gif is more like it)

SugarFrosted Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 9:58pm

Great idea! Thanks!

I made some for myself using a giant yellow carwash sponge. Made all 3 sizes out of one sponge and used craft paint for icing and filling. They turned out ok.
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Ladiesofthehouse Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 10:11pm

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! People are so visual that aids like this really help a lot.

I like the sponge idea too--very neat. thumbs_up.gif

Apti Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 11:58pm

schwammrs
SugarFrosted,
You folks are wonderful!
Doug, what is YDG RG? (schwammrs I loved your acronym in response)

Is there somebody reading this who knows how to post these two ideas somewhere in the "how to" section with a title that newbies like me can look up? These are two great ideas!!!

HobbyCaker Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 1:08am

YDG-RG I'm guessing- You did good, real good! I could be wrong though icon_lol.gif

Anyway, that is what I would have said, thank you again, DH just came in and said, "What are the slices of cake for?" Fooled him, ha! icon_razz.gif

jules5000 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 1:20am

haven't been on for a long while. Was in the process of moving and getting settled in. I am curious where the templates are and how big the pieces of "cake"are that are in the picture? I am sorry to appear ignorant, but if somebody has figured out a way to make some samples of sizes of cake pieces and they look so good that they look real, I am interested in finding out about how to do it. Maybe someone could do a instruction thing on it.

schwammrs Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 2:32am
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Originally Posted by SugarFrosted

I made some for myself using a giant yellow carwash sponge. Made all 3 sizes out of one sponge and used craft paint for icing and filling. They turned out ok.




You call those merely "ok"? icon_surprised.gif I call those so so cute! Nicely done!!

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Originally Posted by jules5000

I am curious where the templates are and how big the pieces of "cake"are that are in the picture? ... Maybe someone could do a instruction thing on it.




Jules, I put a link to the template in the first message. Here it is again: http://www.mediafire.com/?8a4iwqv2jba7tqc Instructions are on the first page of the pdf. Hope that helps. Or hey, I'm learning acronyms... HTH. icon_lol.gif

P.S. Hobbycaker, your guess makes sense. And that's funny about what your husband said too!

sari66 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 3:23am

Sugarfrosted those are super!!

schwammrs i printed these and love them! Thanks so much for taking time to make those.

Katiebelle74 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 3:43am

I printed them out and made cut/folded/taped they are all four sitting in the middle of my cake tasting table!! LOVE it, thanks again!!! I did print them on plain paper and will reprint on card stock later as I know it will not take but one pokey finger of a bride or groom to do in the regular paper version. I am so thankful to have them! I do not have a "handy" DH who makes things. Like the sponge idea to those can withstand the poking!

Doug Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 11:11pm
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Originally Posted by schwammrs

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Originally Posted by Doug

YDG! RG!


IDKWTSFBITIAAC.*
*I Don't Know What That Stands For But I'll Take It As A Compliment.



Ya Dun Gud! Rel Gud!

This became an inside joke with my drama students. It was my way of saying they had done such an exceptional job that who cared about the rules of grammar and spelling, this coming from the teacher they considered the pickiest about those things.

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now to hoodwink you into doing templates too! LOL


If I tell me what "templates" are/do/look like, you might not even have to hoodwink me...



Just take a look at the ones in my photos.

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