Servings Per Odd Size Cake Pans

Decorating By mamapastel Updated 27 May 2011 , 7:07pm by lilmissbakesalot

mamapastel Posted 27 May 2011 , 4:13pm
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I havent seen anything posted about cake servings for the odd size cake pans. Does anyone have that info?

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CWR41 Posted 27 May 2011 , 4:34pm
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For square cakes, take the surface sq. inches and divide by two (for a 2" long serving).

Example for 7" square cake: 7x7=49 divided by 2=24.50 servings.

For round cakes, half the diameter equals the radius, the radius squared (times itself) x Pi (3.14) = surface square inches. Take the surface sq. inches and divide by two (for a 2" long serving).

Example for 7" round cake: half of 7=3.50, 3.50 x 3.50=12.25, 12.25 x 3.14=38.47, 38.47 divided by 2=19.24 servings.

HTH.

cbmyers1982 Posted 27 May 2011 , 5:09pm
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Incredibly helpful. Thanks!

mamapastel Posted 27 May 2011 , 5:59pm
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Yes thank you very much!

mamapastel Posted 27 May 2011 , 6:04pm
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Yes, thank you!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 27 May 2011 , 6:20pm
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You can use an online calculator too... you are looking for the volume of the cake and then divide by your average slice.

A 1x2x4" slice is 8 cubic inches and a 1.5x2x4" slice is 12.

http://www.online-calculators.co.uk/volumetric/cylindervolume.php is a good one... and this is for a cube http://www.online-calculators.co.uk/volumetric/cubevolume.php

Simply pop in the dimensions and it will give you your volume and divide by 8 (if you're smart... icon_wink.gif.. heheheh) or 12 and there are your servings. I usually round down the final calculation.

Vanessa7 Posted 27 May 2011 , 6:37pm
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Awesome help! Thanks a bunch!

CWR41 Posted 27 May 2011 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by lilmissbakesalot

A 1x2x4" slice is 8 cubic inches and a 1.5x2x5" slice is 12.




1.5x2x5" slice is 15. You must have meant to type:
1.5x2x4" slice is 12.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 27 May 2011 , 7:07pm
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Oops! Yes... it was a typo. I'll go fix it.

Eventhough my cakes are pretty close to 5" tall I still use the 4" measurement since that is industry standard and places aren't going to cut it thinner because it's a little taller.

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