How Big Is A Typical "book Cake"?

Decorating By dailey Updated 13 Jun 2011 , 2:48pm by KeLs3784

dailey Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 11:46pm
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I have an order for a book cake but am wondering if there is a typical size? 8x11 perhaps? I am really excited to make this since I've never done one before. Just want to make sure I get the servings right (75). Thanks!

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bisbqueenb Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 1:15am
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I have 3 different size book cake pans...anywhere from about 3/4 of a cake mix to a bit over 2 cake mixes. If you are carving from a rectangle, you can make it what ever size you need to get the number of servings.

kakeladi Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 1:38am
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That 8x11 pan will only serve some 15-20. You will need to make at least 4 of them. You could do that by placing 2 of them side-by-side (actually tight together) and stacking the other 2 on top of those for a 16x11x4 cake. By the time you cut the 'v' out of the center & slope the sides for the book shape it should be just right.

dailey Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 1:59pm
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Thanks girls! I plan on stacking 3 books. Excited to make this cake : )

KeLs3784 Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 2:48pm
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Guess it also depends on the type of book- I feel that a 9x13 works perfect for a text book. I did a 2 stacked book using the 9x13 pans. Check out my photos.

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