Help!! Cake To Serve 120

Decorating By tambry Updated 19 May 2011 , 5:35pm by tambry

tambry Posted 19 May 2011 , 3:52pm
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I am doing a cake for a party of the retirement of a Catholic Priest. It needs to serve 125 and I don't want to over bake but can't get the size right.

The design is a rectangle (originally a 12X18 1/2 sheet) fondant covered bible. Then a round 10" on top with royal icing additions (clover, tennis ball, Georgia bulldogs G, etc.) Then on top a stained glass window with cross made out of royal icing for the topper. This will serve 100.

I will be rolling the black fondant by hand and do not want a huge base but an concerned with adding too many layers, it will look like a wedding cake.

If I bake (3) 12 X18 and one other to cut in half, I have a 18X18 square which doesn't work. Same dilemna with a 11X15 it would be 16 1/2 X 15.

Should I do the 12X18 (2 layer) which will serve 72, a 10" SQUARE, and then a 6" round only serving 112
OR
should I buy the 14X22 pan which serves 100 then the 10" round or square on top which would serve 28-33??

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!

3 replies
tambry Posted 19 May 2011 , 4:25pm
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Scratch the 14X22, I am using a conventional oven.

I am thinking about doing the 12X18 (2 layer) and cutting it 1 X 2" instead of 1.5 X 2". Then the 12X18 would give me 108 servings and the 10" square which would serve 50. Then I could serve 158 if I cut it perfectly.

Does that make sense???

2txmedics Posted 19 May 2011 , 5:25pm
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Here you go, you can switch out the pan sizes to get what you need, it will show you what types of pans to use etc....

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

tambry Posted 19 May 2011 , 5:35pm
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Thank you!! I will use the wedding cutting size of 1" X 2" instead of party and I will be good with the 12X18 plus 10" square. Thank you so much for the link and reply. I bookmarked the page!

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