I have to make a cake for a 50th birthday to serve 15 people. My client wants decent size pieces (not the small pieces you would get at a wedding), at first I suggested a 10" square, but she was worried it would be too small. Would you then go to 9"x13" or 12" square? Or can you suggest another size.
People always underestimate cake sizes. A 10" square, even cut into large 2x2 slices, would give 25 servings....more than enough for 15 people...but if they want to pay for it, make it larger, lol....
A 10" square 2 layer will server (50) 1x2x4 wedding serving, so (25) 2x2x4 party size servings, which are enormous. and way more than she needs. Show her how big that size serving is.
Thanks guys, that's what I thought, but I guess most people would rather have more than look cheap and not have enough, if she still wants it a little bigger, I will just make the 9x13.
I would ask her what she consider a large slice. It is all relative. My husbands idea of a cake slice size is half of a 6" round!
Also remember to charge her for the size of cake she is getting, not the number of servings she wants. She's liable to want a smaller cake when she realises how much extra she will be paying for those huge slices.
I personally think the 10in is more than enough, as has been pointed out above. Alot of none people think 10 in cake pan, they don't visualize it in their head as a two layer cake that is over 4inchs tall.