Women's Brunch Cake.....

Decorating By ThePurpleButterfly Updated 28 Nov 2010 , 6:50pm by ThePurpleButterfly

ThePurpleButterfly Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 11:29pm
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Every year our church hosts a Christmas women's brunch. LOTS of food! It's a lot of fun. This year I'm making the cake. thumbs_up.gif There will be about 70-80 women there. I was thinking of doing a hot cocoa mug cake and fully decorated snowflake cookies (about 3-4" each in their own baggies with my biz card attached). I'm not confident that the mug cake will serve that many women. Not that every one will take a slice, but I'd like to have that available. Any idea on how I can get the cake to serve that many? Maybe do cupcakes? TIA!! icon_biggrin.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 11:41pm
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Hmm--mugs generally are the same width as height give or take.

How about 9 inch cakes stacked nine inches tall--that's closest I think.

8 inch cakes 8 inches high is only 50 1x2x4 servings

The nines would give you over 60 servings.

A three-tier 10 inch cake 10 inches high is 100 total servings where 80 of those would be 1x2x4 servings and one layer that's 2 inches tall with 20 servings like 2x2x2.

-K8memphis Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 11:47pm
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You could do the nines and make it a three tier and get 90 1x2x3 servings. If there's a ton of other goodies that might really be an option?

ThePurpleButterfly Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 12:35am
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Thanks for the breakdown!! I'm thinking 3-8" tiers, all torted and then a dozen or so of cupcakes with some cool snowflakes???

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 1:24am
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Sounds great!!!

I would make the cuppies look like marshmallows.
but you've got your plate full already--don't mind me.

ThePurpleButterfly Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:07pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Sounds great!!!

I would make the cuppies look like marshmallows.
but you've got your plate full already--don't mind me.

How do I do that? icon_confused.gif

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:11pm
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Yeah, never mind--you've got your plate full--don't mind me.


I would --Oh hey--y'know what?? You could use real marshmallows!! Full size ones.

I'm a master, champion over thinker so you need to avoid half of whatever I say. icon_lol.gif

edited to fix typo

Alfiesmom Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:37pm
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you could also have a more reasonable size mug on a platform/base cake

ThePurpleButterfly Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 6:50pm
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I have decided to do snowflake sugar cookies. icon_biggrin.gif Going to do chocolate NFSC with peppermint white chocolate chips inside. White MMF with piping design. Each one will be in a clear bag with ribbon. All assembled nicely in a decorated basket. thumbs_up.gif

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