How Many Servings To Make When Other Dessert Is Being Served

Decorating By BakingGirl Updated 15 Sep 2010 , 12:24am by BakingGirl

BakingGirl Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 1:43am
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I am doing a birthday cake as a gift for a friend. He is having a big party at a restaurant for 80 guests. The meal will include a non-cake dessert. Since I am not charging for this cake I don't want to provide a huge cake which is not going to be eaten, so want to try and get the amount right.

How many servings are likely to be eaten do you think, realistically?

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catlharper Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:21am
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Realistically I would make 50 servings. Some people won't eat dessert at all, some will only eat the other dessert but a lot of them will eat both!


TexasSugar Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 2:09pm
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If the meal is including a dessert for everyone I'm not sure I'd bring a cake for them to cut. I'd feel bad if someone paid for 80 desserts and no one ate them.

What about doing a small cake for him to enjoy after the party?

BakingGirl Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:24am
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They have asked me for the cake and I agreed on the basis it was going to be the present, they are looking for a show stopper, so I have to turn up with cake. But agree, 50 servings is probably plenty.


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