Cake Height? Rule Of Thumb?

Decorating By Meech46 Updated 14 Aug 2010 , 2:25pm by mamawrobin

Meech46 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 12:36pm
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When making a square 12x12 cake (birthday) how high should the final cake be? Any guides for that?

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leily Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 12:41pm
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depends on how many servings you want.

a 2"" high cake will yeild 36 servings (2"x2")
a 4" tall cake will yeild 72 servings (1"x2")

Both of the serving sizes are the same amount of cake (in cubic inches), the second one is just taller so you can cut the peices smaller.

minicuppie Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 12:43pm
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I don't know if this is the industry "standard", but the usual tier is 4 inches (or more) finished. This is 2 2 inch cake layers plus filling and icing.
Most cake plates will easily hold this size.
Which came first, the plate or the cake?

mamawrobin Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by minicuppie

Which came first, the plate or the cake?


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