How Many Servings Do I Get From A 9 Inch Square Pan ?

Decorating By jem2131 Updated 18 Apr 2011 , 6:06am by indydebi

jem2131 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:37am
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How many servings do i get from a 9 inch square pan. the cake will be 2 layers which will be 4 feet tall when stacked.. please help..

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CWR41 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:47am
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9" square 4" tall = 40.50 1x2x4 servings.

jem2131 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 4:15am
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9" square 4" tall = 40.50 1x2x4 servings.




thank you soo much.. so quick question.. is 1by 2 by 4 usually the average size a person will cut a slice.. i just want to make sure there will be enough

CWR41 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 4:24am
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Originally Posted by CWR41

9" square 4" tall = 40.50 1x2x4 servings.



thank you soo much.. so quick question.. is 1by 2 by 4 usually the average size a person will cut a slice.. i just want to make sure there will be enough




It's the size that venues will cut, and it's the industry standard serving size of 8 cu. inches.

jem2131 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 4:27am
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Originally Posted by jem2131

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Originally Posted by CWR41

9" square 4" tall = 40.50 1x2x4 servings.



thank you soo much.. so quick question.. is 1by 2 by 4 usually the average size a person will cut a slice.. i just want to make sure there will be enough



It's the size that venues will cut, and it's the industry standard serving size of 8 cu. inches.




oo ok i understand.. Do you think it will actually be good to count this 9 inch as 40 servings if the cake is for a birthday party in a home ? since the person cutting the cake will most like cut as they wish

CWR41 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 4:38am
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oo ok i understand.. Do you think it will actually be good to count this 9 inch as 40 servings if the cake is for a birthday party in a home ? since the person cutting the cake will most like cut as they wish




Yes, 40 servings per each 9" square layer cake (or each 9" square tier)... it's plenty of cake for an industry standard serving. If you go by any chart other than the industry standard, you're giving away extra cake for free.

You said the 9" squares would be stacked 4 feet high, that's 12 tiers of 4" tall two-layer cakes serving 480 people. I don't know who invites that many people to a birthday party, but if they don't think it's enough, they can order more!

indydebi Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 6:06am
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How they cut it really doesn't matter to you if you are pricing by the serving. You figure how many servings YOU figure it will serve, based on a proven and consistent method, then charge accordingly. You, of course, want to explain, "this cake will serve up to 40 when cut in 1x2x4" pieces, which is about the size of a folded over peanut butter sandwich."

If they proclaim those servings are too small, then you ask them how much bigger of a cake they want to order and add, "... and that add'l cost to you will be......." icon_smile.gif

BTW, to figure the number of servings in a square cake is pretty simple. Just do the math. When cutting a 10" square into 1x2x4" pieces you will be cutting the cake in 10 rows by 5 columns = 50 servings. For odd size pans, I always round down just for easy divisibility.

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