Cake For 8000 People

Decorating By Dayti Updated 12 Mar 2011 , 8:55pm by Annabakescakes

Dayti Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 8:49pm
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Cake for 8000 people - that's what someone asked me for a quote for today! Actually, they wanted a quote for a cake that was 5m x 3m x 5cm high (16.4ft x 9.8ft). So, before calling them, I worked out that that would be 110 18x24" cakes, each serving 72 people, making a total of 7920 servings. Multiply by my per serving price and it would have meant I could have taken time off from now til about September icon_biggrin.gif

Anyway, I asked the (clueless) client if they NEEDED 8000 servings of cake, and she said no... eventually they ordered 500 cupcakes plus tower rental instead icon_biggrin.gif

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LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 10:02pm
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LOL! Oh WOW. icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 10:18pm
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They go from 8000 to 500? Did they say why they wanted a cake that big?

Spuddysmom Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 10:22pm
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So are they planning on cutting each cupcake into 16 pieces to get their original 8000 servings?

PistachioCranberry Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 10:37pm
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Originally Posted by Spuddysmom

So are they planning on cutting each cupcake into 16 pieces to get their original 8000 servings?




Hahaha, that would be a sight to behold.

Dayti Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 11:17pm
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No, I think they just needed something to wow a crowd...guess they didn't really think it through properly icon_rolleyes.gif They now appear to plan on giving 500 cupcakes away to people in the street, some kind of publicity stunt for a client of theirs (they are a publicity agency).
Gotta find 500 clear individual cupcake boxes, and a stand for 500 cupcakes too.

indydebi Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 11:53pm
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Originally Posted by Dayti

Anyway, I asked the (clueless) client if they NEEDED 8000 servings of cake, and she said no... eventually they ordered 500 cupcakes plus tower rental instead icon_biggrin.gif


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cakeandpartygirl Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 12:08am
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Originally Posted by Dayti

No, I think they just needed something to wow a crowd...guess they didn't really think it through properly icon_rolleyes.gif They now appear to plan on giving 500 cupcakes away to people in the street, some kind of publicity stunt for a client of theirs (they are a publicity agency).
Gotta find 500 clear individual cupcake boxes, and a stand for 500 cupcakes too.




here is a place that carries clear boxes:
http://www.theboxdepot.com/index.html

leah_s Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:08am
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A 9 0z. clear drink cup and lid will also work fine. Use the lid as the bottom and snap the cup on upside down.

Swede-cakes Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 3:04am
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Wow! Good thing you put the pencil to paper! Still 500 cupcakes isn't a bad gig either.

Here's a link to some clear cupcake containers I've found.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110550979023&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I like the clamshell style for a cupcake, it looks like it won't slide around.
Hth!

Swede-cakes Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 3:06am
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...and, sorry but off topic... CONGRATS leahs for winning Best Cakes! Wohoo! thumbs_up.gifparty.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 3:19am
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Good Lord what will these clueless clients come up with next?? icon_confused.gif

platinumlady Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 3:23am
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My heart skipped a beat when I first read the title of your post. icon_biggrin.gif Glad you got it figured out

Kitagrl Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 12:23am
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Too funny!

I had a similar on a smaller scale...lady wanted a life size replica of her daughter (2 years old) in cake.

Not only does that seem a little warped...but I asked her how many servings. She said about 25-30. I told her I didn't know about her toddler, but my toddler would probably feed at least 75 if he were made out of cake. haha.

She backtracked to a two tiered cake done in cartoon characters or something. HAHA. Especially when I told her I would charge about $12 a serving times at least 75 servings....yeah.

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 8:55pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

Too funny!

I had a similar on a smaller scale...lady wanted a life size replica of her daughter (2 years old) in cake.

Not only does that seem a little warped...but I asked her how many servings. She said about 25-30. I told her I didn't know about her toddler, but my toddler would probably feed at least 75 if he were made out of cake. haha.

She backtracked to a two tiered cake done in cartoon characters or something. HAHA. Especially when I told her I would charge about $12 a serving times at least 75 servings....yeah.




Very warped, indeed! I was cracking up when I read that second part! My toddler could probably feed at least 75-120, I haven't figured it up, (duh!) but he is a Hoss, he is 40lbs, and his 2nd birthday is in 2 weeks. There is NO WAY i would want to cut into a cake that looks like him! Now, my husband...maybe!

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