My son's party is Saturday. This past few weeks, my husbands been coming home saying, oh I invited so and so. I would kinda half listen and say ok. This year the plan was to do a small party, and next year start doing big parties where we invite daycare kids (my son will be turning 2). Well, I finally sat down and added it up, and there's 43 people invited! So much for small I had only planned on making a 9 by 13 cake. I'm just a hobby baker so this is going to be a dumb question, but how many people does that feed? Obviously not 43, but I was thinking of just adding cupcakes to the theme...how many more should I make! Only half have RSVP'd, about 23.
Oh and next year I'm TOTALLY in charge of guest lists!
I would add cupcakes. Kids will eat a cupcake, but leave a plate full of cake so they can play. If you want a sheet cake to accommodate your party, you will need a single half sheet: 12x18. Your quarter as a single layer will only serve 15-20.
A single layer 9x13 will serve approx 28-30, based on 2x2 cake slices. You can double the 9x13 and it will serve approx 45, based on 1 x 2" slices. (You aren't going to cut huge 2"x2" slices since it will be a taller cake). If you have an 11x15 cake pan, a single layer will serve about 45 or so.
Most of the time, kid's slices can be smaller because most kids don't eat a whole lot of cake - they are more interested in playing! lol Keep in mind also that just because your husband has invited all of those people, they probably all won't show up.
A 9x13 is not a true 1/4 sheet . A *true* 1/4 sheet is 12x8.
It's easy to do the math on sq or rectangle cakes. Just measure out 2" sqs if it's a single layer
So four 2" divides on the short side and 6 long ways means 6X4=24 servings from a 9x13x2 cake.
I've always counted on getting 30 pcs out of my 9x13 cakes and have always been told it's the perfect size. I make two so it's double the height.