## Size Cake For Serving At Birthday

By HolleyRose Updated 4 Apr 2011 , 4:56pm by TexasSugar

HolleyRose Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 5:48pm
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I'm making a flip flop cake for a friend at work this week and am not sure how large to make it. I need enough to feed about 40 people. I plan on carving the shape from a single layer sheet cake. Do you think an 11" by15" sheet cake or 2 9" by 13" sheet cakes would be large enough for that many people. Thanks for any advice.

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Marianna46 Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 8:47pm
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From an 11" x 15" sheet cake, you get 41 2"x 2" x 2" servings (according to metria's cake calculator - http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator_byVolume.cgi) and from two 9" x 13" cakes you get 58. Since you're going to lose some cake from the carving, you might want to make a pair of flip-flops, one from each 9" x 13" cake. You can always use the leftover cake to make cake balls!

CWR41 Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 10:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marianna46

From an 11" x 15" sheet cake, you get 41 2"x 2" x 2" servings (according to metria's cake calculator - http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator_byVolume.cgi) and from two 9" x 13" cakes you get 58. Since you're going to lose some cake from the carving, you might want to make a pair of flip-flops, one from each 9" x 13" cake. You can always use the leftover cake to make cake balls!

http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator_byVolume.cgi

HolleyRose Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 11:54am
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thank you , thank you, thank you for your quick response. That's all I needed to know. Think I'll do the two.

Marianna46 Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 4:18pm
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Thanks CWR41, I should have checked the link once I posted it, which is what I usually do. But I have to say that calculator is a godsend - I can't tell you how many times I've used it since I ran across it! Let's hear a big one for metria!!!

TexasSugar Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 4:56pm
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Do you have oval cake pans? If so, I'd probably actually start with them, since the shape is very close, and you would be carving off less.