I havent seen anything posted about cake servings for the odd size cake pans. Does anyone have that info?
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.
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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... .. heheheh) or 12 and there are your servings. I usually round down the final calculation.
Awesome help! Thanks a bunch!
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.
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.