1.5" X 1.5" Cake Portions

Decorating By Debbyo Updated 18 Mar 2011 , 3:21pm by TexasSugar

Debbyo Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 7:48pm
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Hi there not sure if I am posting in the correct forum but hoping someone can share their views with me......

I have a brides who prefer larger slices of cake but not dessert size portions therefore I work on the basis that as many slices of possible cut from the tier will measure 1.5" x 1.5" ....obviously some will be smaller depending on the actual size of the tier..... I don't take into account the icing being part of the serving

If anyone else works on these measurements would you mind checking my measurements to see how they differ.

The comments I receive back suggest that the bride was happy with the cake and especially that it was all eaten! Maybe i am just being paranoid that they are hinting that my portion advice was way out!!!!

Here are my guidelines

6 Round = 12 portions

6 Square = 16 portions

8 Round = 14 portions

8 Square = 25 portions

10 Round = 30 portions

10 Square = 48 portions

12 Round = 44 portions

12 Square = 64 portions

14" Round = 44 portions




Many thanks

Debbie x

11 replies
heather208 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 7:53pm
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ar these double layer cakes or single? I am VERY new at this and still trying to figure out the cutting and what not....

Narie Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 8:12pm
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Debbie- Earlene's portions are similar to yours,not exact but close. http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

MikeRowesHunny Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 8:20pm
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That's only 1 cubic inch more cake than your standard 1x2x4, hardly seems worth it! A standard portion is 8 cubic inches, dessert sized is 12 cubic inches. If you want to offer something in the middle, you should think of using 1x2.5x4 = 10 cubic inches, and would be much easier to cut than 1.5x1.5 IMO

Debbyo Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 8:32pm
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Hi there
Sorry I didn't type my portion amounts correctly and have now amended them........ I bake two cakes then sandwich them together with the filling so that each tier measures approx 3.5 - 4 " in height.....hope that makes sense icon_redface.gif

CWR41 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:10am
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indydebi Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 8:05am
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Do you charge more per serving since they are getting more cake per serving? I mean, when I order a large fry at the drive-thru, I'm getting more fries than the standard size and I pay for it because I'm getting more.

CWR41 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 1:53pm
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I meant to add the link for the "by volume" Cake Calculator (by Metria):
http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator_byVolume.cgi

You can type in the size portion you want, if you aren't following the industry standard of 8 cu. in. (ex. 2"x2"x2" or 1"x2"x4").

TexasSugar Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 4:24pm
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Maybe I am looking at this wrong, but isn't a 1.5x1.5x4 the same amount as a 1x2x4 piece in the long run? Aren't you just putting that .5 piece of cake in a different place?

CWR41 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 6:07pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Maybe I am looking at this wrong, but isn't a 1.5x1.5x4 the same amount as a 1x2x4 piece in the long run? Aren't you just putting that .5 piece of cake in a different place?




edited: I understand your question. But you'd be taking away .5 on a short side and adding it to a long side, so it's not the same.

Actually, the OP said 3.5-4" tall, so if it is 3.5" tall, 7.88 cu. in. servings would be less than standard 8 cu. in. servings.

indydebi Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 6:30pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Maybe I am looking at this wrong, but isn't a 1.5x1.5x4 the same amount as a 1x2x4 piece in the long run? Aren't you just putting that .5 piece of cake in a different place?


Its the multiplying factor....

1.5 x 1.5 = 2.25" whereas.....
1.0 x 2.0 = 2.00"

then....

2.25 x 4 = 9 cubic inches
2.00 x 4 = 8 cubic inches

The difference between 9 cubic inches and 8 cubic inches ..... is it really noticeable? icon_confused.gif Ergo my question would be to the bride who loved the "bigger" pieces: Did she REALLY see a difference or was it all in her head by the power of suggestion?

TexasSugar Posted 18 Mar 2011 , 3:21pm
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Thank you. Like I said that's how I was reading it, and couldn't figure out how everyone was getting bigger pieces. I didn't do the math. icon_wink.gif

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