Calculate Servings On Shaped/carved Cakes

Decorating By dmo4ab Updated 27 May 2011 , 3:10am by dmo4ab

dmo4ab Posted 26 May 2011 , 8:41pm
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Just had a friend ask me to make a house shaped cake. How do you guys calculate how many servings are in an oddly shaped cake?

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DianeLM Posted 26 May 2011 , 8:47pm
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Start with the number of servings each pan you use yields.

Try to keep track and estimate how much you carve away. It helps to fill a pan with the scraps to give you a better idea. So, if you're able to fill an 8-inch round pan with scraps, you've cut away approximately 10 servings.

Subtract a few servings from the final number to account for odd shaped pieces and general cutting difficulties.

dmo4ab Posted 27 May 2011 , 3:10am
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That makes sense but, I'm trying to get an idea of how big to make it to get the no. of servings she wants (40-50).

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